Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein's book of poetry is silly, fun, and a wonderful resource for teacher's to use when teaching or introducing poetry to students! This would be a great text to use as a literacy center in a third grade classroom! Teachers could choose one or a few poems from the book, cover up the picture, have students read the poem, and then they could illustrate what they think the poem's picture should look like. Teachers could also do the opposite by covering up the poem, only showing students the illustration, and have them write a poem based on only the illustration. The possibilities with this book are endless!