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Locomotion
by Jacqueline Woodson 

When his mother and father die in a fire, 7-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion (Locomotion) and his little sister, Lili, are sent to different homes to live. Lonely and sad, Lonnie yearns to be reunited with his sister and to be able to tell others about his life. Now that he is 11, he learns a whole new way to communicate his feelings and his memories when a compassionate teacher introduces him to poetry. By reading his poems, you understand about his life, his growing faith in God, his friends, his teacher, Miss Edna, and his family. Perhaps, his poems will help you discover a new way to tell about your own life.

Research Links for Locomotion

Author Jacqueline Woodson's Website

Meet the Author

Poetry

Sickle Cell Anemia

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Literary Connections:

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
Miss Stretchberry introduces Jack to poetry and how to write it. The poetry helps Jack overcome a very sad memory. I think Jack and Lonnie would be best friends!

In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall by Javaka Steptoe
In these beautiful poems, a child celebrates his father.

When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes
This collection of poems written from a child's voice explains how he learns about his Heavenly Father through his Earthly Father's Prayers

 

You can now download the 24-page cluster of Kids' Wings units for THREE award-winning works of black literature including including The Other Side, Junebug, and Locomotion! Click here to purchase and download! $7.95

The Kids' Wings activity guide for Locomotion includes:
A Crossword Puzzle,
Logic Puzzle,
Comparing Books,
Multiple Choice Comprehension,
Writing Poetry,
Creating a Timeline Mural,
Writing Prompts,
And Answer Keys.


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