Poetry - Chatterbox, The Rain

Students will work in groups to make shape books that catalog the many things the poem "Chatterbox, the Rain" has to say. Students are provided a copy of the raindrop-shaped page for their books. Group members can brainstorm a list of onomatopoeic words that echo the sound of rain falling. Children can write their wet-weather words on the fronts and backs of the raindrop pattern. Stack the raindrops so that their edges line up, punch a hole through the top of the stack and knot a piece of colorful yarn through the hole to tie the pages together. Students can title their books "Chatterbox, the Rain." Students will then recite the poem to their classmates.