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Module 2: Poetry Break 8

A Poem by Judith Viorst

Introduction: Birthdays are always very exciting.  Brainstorm some things that children can do when they pass from one age to the next.  Will they have more priviliges?  Will they have more chores?  What differences do they think there will be?
 
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Good-bye Six - Hello, Seven                                         

I'm getting a higher bunk bed.
And I'm getting a bigger bike.
And I'm getting to cross Connecticut Avenue all by myself, if I like.
And I'm getting to help do dishes.
And I'm getting to weed the yard.
And I'm getting to think that seven could be hard.

Taken from:

Viorst, Judith. 1983. If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries. Illustrated by: Lynne Cherry. New York: Atheneum. ISBN:06893086939.

Extension: Students could try writing their own version of the poem using the following format:

I'm __________.

And _________.

And _________.

And _________.

And _________.

And I'm getting to think that ________ could be hard.

 

Module 2: Poetry Break 9

 

 

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