Introduction: Sometimes poetry and artwork are inseparable as it is with concerte poems. Expose your students to the beauty and flexibility of concerte poems.
her royal highness
(concerte poem- see image below)
by Besty Franco
Sunbeams Catch The Cat/ Curled Up On Her/ Throne Of/ Folded Laundry
[From: A curious collection of cats. By Besty Franco and Michael Wertz, Tricycle, 2009]
Extension: Go head, dive right in, and treat the class to the whole book. Ask your students if they have cats or other pets at home; ask your students if any of the poems remind them of their pets. You can also have your students create their own concerte poems.
For fun check out this clip: http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i35/owl1017/?action=view¤t=PICT0053.flv