Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield Poetry Workshop
Goals: (1) To introduce students to a famous African American poet, Eloise Greenfield, and her poetry language and rhythm) (2) To engage students in writing their own poetry about what they love in their lives
Skills: Listening, Comprehending, Making connections with literature to their own lives, Using the writing process, Reciting poetry
Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield
Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Published by HarperCollins on December 24, 2002
Genres: African American, Family, Poetry
Reading Level: Early Childhood, Grade K, Grades 1-2
Review Source: Teaching for Change
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Also by this author: The Great Migration
To one young narrator, it's the simple things that mean the most, like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama's arm.
When this poem was first published in 1978 in Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, Eloise Greenfield reminded us that love can be found just about anywhere. Now, twenty-five years later, she and celebrated children's book artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist present a stunning, newly illustrated anniversary edition that invites readers to celebrate the simple joys of loving and living.