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It’s Monday! What is a Jabber Poem? #IMWAYR

 

If you have kids who think poetry is about sitting quietly or staring out a window, Jabber-Walking will change their perspective. This poetry book is meant for students who like to run, jump, climb, and think on their feet. Jabber-Walking shows students how to record ideas when they are out in the world and then how to use those ideas as inspirations for poetry.

Listen to the way author and poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, describes a Jabber-poem,

“A Jabber poem is a fast poem, remember? A wild poem. An unkempt, messy, dirty poem.
A scribble, gooey, cuckoo, sweaty, puffy, blue-cheese, incandescent poem!” (80)

Jabber-Walking is playful and shows students the power of scribbles, doodles, and observations. From story poems to poems that capture conversations, Juan Felipe Herrera teaches readers how to notice, laugh, and play with language.

Don’t miss the audio version of this book – Juan Felipe Herrera reads it himself and his enthusiasm is absolutely contagious.

This book is a perfect addition to our poetry basket, tune in Thursday to see what else is in this basket!

9 Comments
  • Gigi McAllister
    Posted at 11:39h, 23 April Reply

    Hi ladies, Jabber Walking in on my shelf and I think it will be the next book I get to. The cover is gorgeous!




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  • 2Shaye @ Miller Memo
    Posted at 13:03h, 23 April Reply

    I’ve had Jabber Walking on my TBR shelf and this review is getting me more excited to read it soon. I’m especially glad you mentioned the audio book version as I hadn’t consideredit. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful reading week!




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  • Linda Baie
    Posted at 18:06h, 23 April Reply

    I shared this book recently, and love it! What a great time it will be to take students on a Jabberwalk! I’m glad you liked it, too!




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  • Amanda Potts
    Posted at 18:51h, 23 April Reply

    Looks like another to add to my list. Do you think this would work well with older students? I teach high school but my students are often less adept with words than their peers. Could this suit playful at-risk students?




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  • Michele Knott
    Posted at 00:01h, 24 April Reply

    I have this – I’m so sad it’s the end of April and I haven’t gotten to it yet!




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  • Lisa Maucione
    Posted at 00:02h, 24 April Reply

    I’ve been hearing about this book, but really didn’t know much about it. The concept of a jabber poem is intriguing. It sounds like a must-have for teaching poetry.




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  • Myra from GatheringBooks
    Posted at 03:24h, 24 April Reply

    Oh wow, sounds like a must-read! Love it!




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  • Susan M Kennedy
    Posted at 11:23h, 24 April Reply

    Definitely making a basket with that signage. Can’t wait to check out this book.




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  • Teachers for Teachers | Mentor Teacher Moves: What’s In the Basket? #T4TMoments
    Posted at 10:09h, 26 April Reply

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