you know that your face sends out signals to what you are feeling, to
what you are thinking, and what you are hiding from others?
When you are sleeping, your face shows your dreams that dance in your
When you try hard to learn, your face shows your pride and determination.
When you are lonely, your face can be a magnet that invites others to
include you or a warning that sends others away.
When you are an athlete, your face reflects your dedication to the team.
When you are relaxed and content, your face shows your creativity and
When you are a firefighter, your face shows the stress of your job but
your eyes twinkle with strength and courage.
When you are an American, you stand tall with pride and love for your
Faces explores the expressions of Americans through poems that you
will enjoy reading. In them you will see people helping others, United
States flags waving, soldiers return home, the Fourth of July, and other
special times that bring Americans together.
Kids' Wings literature guide for Amazing
Faces invites group discussion, exploration of poetic devices including
figurative language, skill building, and an invitation to write a poem
about a different face. The poems that are included represent a cross
section of people from various places, with various dreams and problems.
9-page unit for Amazing
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Activities in Amazing Faces unit include:
Analysis Chart of Poetic Devices
A Poet's Eyes
Feeling the Poems
Playing with Figures of Speech
The Kids' Wings Unit Contains:
Poetry Discussion: The Language of Emotion
More Purple Flopples
Comparing and Contrasting Books
How Old, A Logic Puzzle
Discussion and Writing Prompts
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