Welcome to my virtual library! My name is Shay Denney. I’m a preservice teacher with a mad love of words in any format. Here is where I plan to store all of my favorite books for a variety of levels.
Shel Silverstein captured the hearts of families from far and wide with his book The Giving Tree. Where the Sidewalk Ends is no different, despite being very different. This collection of poetry and simplistic illustrations ranges from funny to raw to very, very real. This would be a great introduction to a poetry unit for 3rd grade, which is around the grade I believe I first encountered it, and Scholastic has labeled it a “Q” on their guided reading scale.