Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

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 

Happy Writing!


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