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Jazmin's Notebook
HopscotchLove: a Family Treasurey of Love Poems
by Nikki Grimes
illustrated by Melodye Benson Rosales
Lothrop/HarperCollins, 1999
ISBN: 0-688-15667-3

Verbal / Linguistic Take an oral history of at least two people in your family about how they met and fell in love. Keep for future generations.
Logical /Mathematical Write a recipe poem about love or relationships. For directions and examples, click here.
Visual /Spatial Scrapbook Art: Create a scrapbook page about love—it can be people from your family or your own story. Include in your collage anything that you feel represents the relationship (movie tickets, letters, invitations, etc.).
Body / Kinesthetic Write a reader’s theater script for any of the poems found in Hopscotch Love. Then, act them out.
Musical /Rhythmic

Bring in the lyrics to your favorite songs (be sure to follow school code for appropriateness of language!) and then discuss the poetic elements found within them. After that, if possible, listen to the music and continue the discussion about what the music itself adds to the meaning of the work.

Interpersonal Create a board game about Hopscotch Love. Be sure to make the questions specific and interesting. You can decide the game any way you like, but see that it measures the comprehension of your classmates. Spend one class period (at least) enjoying your creations!
Intrapersonal On a long, scroll-like piece of paper or on fancy stationery, make a list of all your best qualities as a person (at least 50). Be specific! Think about your relationships to the earth, family, friends, animals as well as yourself as you create your list. Keep it and refer to it whenever you have a rotten day—it’s guaranteed to help lift your spirits.
Teacher's Guide prepared by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. Visit her website by clicking here.

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