We’ve been meaning to blog about this idea for a while. Book Spine Poetry is a great way to promote poetry, particularly with those who can’t always find the right words… The “right words” are just sitting on your class bookshelf, waiting to be used.
Here are our attempts using the books we had to hand. They’re a little random (you’ll have to imagine Grandad squinting through his bifocals, racing to choose from all the saveloys and pies on offer in poem 4!), but that’s the beauty of Book Spine Poetry — anything goes!
Things That Go Bump In The Night
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Out Of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson
Monsters Under The Bed by Andrew Melrose
The Unsure Artist
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Colours by Pantone
Can You Tell What It Is Yet? by Rolf Harris
Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
An Inspector Calls On A Sparky Class
Outside The Box by Molly Potter
Revolution In The Head by Ian MacDonald
A Smile In The Mind by Beryl McAlhone
Made To Stick by Dan & Chip Heath
The Perfect Ofsted Inspection by Jackie Beere
So Many Pies, So Little Time
A World Of Food by Carl Warner
Race Against Time by Ellen MacArthur
Who Left Grandad At The Chip Shop? by Steward Henderson
We’d love to hear your attempts at Book Spine Poetry. Either type in your poems (including authors) here or send in your pics to contact(at)sparkyteaching(dot)com and we’ll put them on the site!
And when you’ve exhausted all possibilities, we’re pretty sure there’s a future in CD Spine Poetry too!