Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails

by Betsy Franco illustrated by Steve Jenkins

General theme: Nature poetry
Summary: Geometry comes to life in lyrical look at the shapes and patterns that can be found in the most unexpected places.

Ideas for use in the classroom or library:
Math/Science/Language arts/Art: Use miras to study symmetry and shapes
Students select a poem and research a creature in the illustration
Students write poems about shapes. Students write diamante or concrete poems.
Students create pictures using collage method.

Literary elements: n/a

Information for this page submitted by Paula Inman 2009