Honey, I Love and other love poems by Eloise Greenfield

Today's #BookaDay is a collection of poems written by Eloise Greenfield in her picture book Honey, I Love. It is a Reading Rainbow Selection and the winner of George C. Stone Center for Children's Books' Recognition of Merit Award. As told through the view of a child, each poem captures the thoughts of how she LOVEs the everyday simple things in life; as well as a few thoughts on people. The illustrations, beautifully capture the meaning of the words on the page. She concludes with the following words,

I love
I love a lot of things
A whole lot of things
And honey,
I love Me, too.

An incredible way to entice students toward poetry. In what ways can they write about their everyday life and the things that they love. This book can inspire these young writers into their own poems.

In addition, this book supports Literacy Common Core State Standards for 5th graders: Reading Literature, Reading Foundational Skills, and Language

RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. 
a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. 
b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression. c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

L.5.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

This book was read in part of my #BookaDay Summer Reading Challenge, you can learn more about this here. Please feel free to subscribe to my blog or follow me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time .....

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