Frederick Freebies: Teaching Language and Poetry With Lionni
Introducing young students to expressive language and poetry can be tricky. Students can usually identify with silly limericks and rhymes, but creating them on their own is difficult. They often shy away from unrhymed poems and have a hard time understanding flowery language. Leo Lionni’s Fredrick is the perfect book for introducing younger readers to the power of words and simple, but serious, poetry.