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We’re Doing Poetry at the Zoo

at the zoo

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I just booked a field trip to take my class (and Kate’s) to the Zoo next month. I’m so excited since they’ll be observing the animals and writing poetry. Hence, NEXT Friday, I’m going to give them this poem as a way of breaking the news to them.

I love this Simon & Garfunkel Song, but after closely reading the words, I realized that I couldn’t include the entire song for them since it refers to the zoo keeper enjoying some libations! (I rarely know the exact words to songs, which is why I’m glad I read the lyrics to this one closely!)

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Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

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  1. I love the lyrics and had never noticed the part about the zoo keeper. Usually,I only know the first few lines from a song. Have fun writing poetry at the zoo. I hope you share some of them.


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