This Read Across America Day I was tasked with writing a blog post in the style of a famous author, no big deal! I dusted off my creative writing skills (admittedly it was a Dyson, not Swiffer level dust-off IYKYK). And here’s my best shot. I present to you a poem about Newsela in the style of Margaret Wise Brown’s, Goodnight Moon.
In the great blue room
There was an elephant
And a blue lagoon
And a picture of–
LeBron jamming with Looney Toons
And there was one little girl selling her wares
And a pair of pigeons
And a fancy treehouse
And a President’s spouse
And Navajo code talkers transmitting “shush”
Goodnight LeBron jamming with Looney Toons
And the blue lagoon
And goodnight pigeons
And goodnight socks
And the President’s spouse
And goodnight plush
And goodnight to the Navajo code talkers transmitting “shush”
Goodnight Newsela everywhere
….Alright, we tried it. The point is: GO READ! And check out our text set for Read Across America Day 2023.
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