Knock, knock. Who's there? Another one of my favorites! A friend gave me this amazing book when I was in the third grade and I immediately fell in love. There is just something about Shel Silverstein's work that completely draws me in. It's funny, serious, bizarre...I mean, what more could you want in a book? Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems that teach students some really great life lessons. Whether it be the illustrations or the syntax, your students are sure to enjoy every aspect of this book. Trust me, you need this one.
Use in the classroom: I would use this to teach students about all the different types of poetry. It is also a great book to use for partner reading!
Target grades: 3rd-5th