Mrs. Brinn's Second Grade Class
Lincoln-Titus Elementary School
Crompound, New York
The Important Book

We read The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown and had a wonderful class discussion about what makes our planet important. We decided to write our own poems in Margaret Wise Brown’s style. We made sure the last line of our poems repeated the first line…just like hers! We used KidPix to illustrate them.

New York State Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and understanding.
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen and speak for literary response and expression.
Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen and speak for social interaction.

Lakeland School District Technology Benchmarks for Students

The student is an information navigator.
The student is a builder of knowledge using technology, media and telecommunications.
 The student is an effective communicator through a variety of appropriate technologies/media.
The student is a technician.
The student is a responsible citizen, worker, learner, community member and family member in a technological age.

Susan Silverman & Linda Brandon - Beautiful Spring, Beautiful Earth 2005