The kinetic energy of the aptly named Locomotion (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion) permeates the 60 poems that tell his sad yet hopeful story. Lonnie’s. Finalist for the National Book Award Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature When Lonnie was seven. When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus.

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Lonnie took my heart into the palm of his hand and carried me through every single poem. Dancing around the kitchen to that song with jqcqueline mother and sister is one of his favorite memories. I think this book would be appropriate for 5th or 6th graders.

You can sense his hesitation that his writing will not seem cool to his classmates, his reluctance to share his poetry with jacwueline, and the sense of accomplishment he has despite those reservations.

Readers, though, will recognize Lonnie as a survivor. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. If I were teaching poetry in writing, I would read this story in reading as a cross-curricular connection. Marcus is teaching Javqueline how to become a real poet, and now he keeps on writing poems everyday.

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Mar 12, Lauma rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 08, Emma rated it really liked it. Because poems are meant to express and evoke feeling and the subject matter, losing your parents and soodson separated from your sister, is so emotional, this book of poems is very powerful. Slow readers can enjoy the poetry and finish the book more quickly than a denser novel.

The Dead of Winter. I found Jacqueline Woodson’s book to be a combination of inspiring poetry but a rather flat storyline.

This young boy named Lonnie is stuck with his thoughts with nowhere to put them except paper.

What makes this memorable is the authenticity of Locomotion’s voice in the poems. I would use this book as a way to inspire students to write their own poetry. To ask other readers questions about Doodsonplease sign up. From School Library Journal “Lonnie Collins Motion, woodsonn Locomotion of the title, is a New York City fifth grader with a gifted teacher who assigns her class to write different forms of poetry.

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It includes some stark realities of Loco and his sister and their lives after losing their parents in a fire. Yet, I believe that listening to this locommotion, was the way to go. Lonnie and his seven year old sister were forced to live in separate foster homes after a tragic accident took the lives of both of his parents. How to write a great review. Between Madison and Palmetto. Lonnie prefers not to be constricted by form, he likes free verse but begins woocson spread his wings and fly into other categories.

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I listened to this book on CD.

Locomotion – Jacqueline Woodson

Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper through poetry. Locomootion Baby Animal Rescue Fairies 4: May 05, Lorenzo italy istanbul rated it it was amazing Shelves: Things like my brown, brown arm.

He remembers the tinkle of his mother’s laughter and the smell of her Hibiscus talc. Oct 12, Linda Lipko rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both of these situations happen so often in our schools and we do not do enough to try and address them with all of our students.

You can sense his hesitation that his writing will not see I always forget how much I enjoy Jacqueline Woodson’s book until I’m 15 pages into them. Maizon at Blue Hill.