Picture Book Pair for Sharing Love and Friendship

  Picture book pair posts are about showing how books with similar themes can open up a world of discussion possibilities, and those discussions are great ways to connect with your children or students. It can be fascinating to see how different authors and illustrators approach different topics and themes. Pairing books with similar themes during story time will help children learn that everyone sees and experiences the world a little differently, and it's good to see other people's perspectives. Today is Valentine’s Day, and that has everyone talking about love! But not just romantic love. The love of friends and family is a big topic too! Yes, this time of year love is a hot topic, but it’s a good topic to read and talk about all year long. So today we’d like to share two lovely books with a theme of love between friends. But love isn’t the only thing these two books have in common. They also both feature bears! In Love is in the Little Things by Stella J. Jones, illustrate

Parent and Child Poetry Challenge: Tercet Poems

by Rebecca J. Gomez

For our final Poetry Month challenge, we are exploring tercets! A tercet is simply a three-lined poem or a three-lined stanza (or verse) in a longer poem. Tercets often rhyme, with each line ending with the same sound. Sometimes only the first and last lines rhyme. And other times they don't rhyme at all!

Here is an example of a rhyming tercet poem:

Honey Bee

by Rebecca J. Gomez

The honey bee buzzes from flower to flower.
Doesn't he ever grow weary at all
busily buzzing hour by hour?

Here is one that does not rhyme: 

Delicious Dilemma

by Julia McMullen and Samantha Coté

A box of puffs calls, whispers of magic sugar dust.
I pass temptation, pushing my cart of provisions,
but I left my heart in aisle four.

There is only one rule in writing a tercet: there must only be three lines! That's it. And here's a fun fact: ANY three-lined poem is a tercet. Even a haiku!

I hope you enjoy writing tercets this week. Remember to share them on social media using the hashtag #RDDPoetryChallenge or email them to us at readdiscussdo@gmail.com. 

Happy Writing!


Mindy Baker said…
I love this! It has been such a fun month!