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Zombies! Evacuate the School!

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Celebrated performance poet Sara Holbrook's poems range from begging for a few more minutes' sleep to a "slam-dancing ride" on the big yellow bus, from the teacher who picks up signals with "antennae in her hair" to a full-on zombie invasion. Silly, serious, and everything in between, these poems show kids that poetry is not just for grown-ups! Writing prompts and mini poe ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by WordSong
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L12_tomj
Mar 16, 2012 L12_tomj rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry


Poems about school, substitutes, and soccer are good starting points to spark student interest in the craft of poetry, but Sara Holbrook goes one step further and includes zombies. "Zombies! Evacuate the School" is a fun inquiry for students and teachers on the range of poetic styles and interesting topics that students can explore when crafting their own poems. Poems such as "It's Today?" demonstrate to students that poetry needn't be lengthy in form or have complex allusions and metaphors to
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Jennifer
Oct 02, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of classroom poems by Sara Holbrook. She does a wonderful job of writing clever poems with just the right wording. What I really love about this collection is the notes she puts by her poems. She writes to the side of the poems, explaining her writing process and providing writing prompts for the reader. One of my favorites was "Bad Words", a poem, not only about obscenity, but also about words that lack proper descriptive properties like "interesting", "good", or "nice". I ...more
Sandy
Jan 06, 2011 Sandy rated it liked it
I was a little surprised when I picked up this book. First of all, the title zombies only appear in the book's last poem. Boo. But despite this small disappointment, the book was pretty cool! The school-themed poems are fun to read. I also really liked the little comments left by the author on each page. These sidebars offer some insight to the writing process and even give aspiring poets the occasional writing prompt. For a kid learning to write or even to simply appreciate poetry, this book co ...more
Donalyn
With poems about school (the good, the bad, and the imaginative) and poetry-writing information and tips on every page, this book will be a hit with teachers and their students.

Holbrook's introduction, where she reveals her early poetry writing efforts, is a must-read for striving writers.

My only complaint-- a book with zombies in the title should have more than one zombie poem. I'm just saying...
Karen Arendt
Aug 04, 2011 Karen Arendt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, writing
I like how the author uses speech bubbles to share ideas with the reader; the speech bubbles also encourage students to write a poem.

Such excellent ideas for writing poetry and prompts, too. Perfect for teachers to use in ELA. Definitely ordering for school! I may even try out the 100% poem in the library for students to create!

Angie
Aug 02, 2012 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Liked this one ... a lot. Over the Limit is the story of my life (running late).
There are some great possibilities for writing in here.
But yes. As many others have mentioned ... if the word zombies is in the title don't tease us. More than one mention, please!
Deborah
Sep 15, 2010 Deborah rated it liked it
The preface/introduction is worth almost as much as the whole book. I think middle school students would like the poems--and they are accompanied by some suggestions for students to write their own. Overall, enjoyable.
Tracie
Dec 09, 2010 Tracie added it
Presents poems and at the bottom of the page is a guide to writing a poem like the one presented. Very Cool.
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