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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Motion lost his parents in a fire and has been separated from his sister. The multiple versions of the same form of poems will allow the students to compare them within the text.

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

A multiple award winner, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, this book will appeal to both boys and girls and is best for ages I think that this book helps a lot people that are learning poetry, by a mixture of a real plot and some poems Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson, lcomotion an engaging and funny poetry jacquelinw written from the experience of a 10 years old boy.

Before starting this book, I thought that Lonnie’s parents taught her son poetry, through going in different places in the world. When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire.


Preview — Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson. This novel in verse about a 6th grader who uses his poetry notebook to reflect and express his innermost thoughts deserves a place in every classroom library.

Because Lonnie is such a likable character and the various themes of the story are easy to relate to, I would think that students would be inspired to write their own poems about their own lives. Other books in the series. It is narrated by an 11 year old boy named Lonnie Collins Motion, who is nicknamed Locomotion.

Lonnie is resistant at first to write his feelings down on paper. Please review your cart. His poetry is refreshing as it tells a story. During these visits, they hope to one day be together. Through a masterful, insightful teacher, Lonnie learns the power of poetry and the written word. Locomotion is a very accessible story told in verse, with each chapter poetically sharing the thoughts and feelings of an eleven year old boy whose real name is Lonnie Collins Motion.

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Lists with This Book. Books by Jacqueline Woodson. The Dead of Winter. I’d use this book with 6th to 8th or 9th graders, depending on the class. Read in one sitting.


The Wise Frog in a Hat: You’ve successfully reported this review. However, Locomotion is written in a way that proves poetry does not have to be overcomplicated.

Lonnie fills his poetry book about his life, both currently and in the past when his parents were alive. Lonnie took my heart into the palm of his hand and carried me through every single poem. Refresh and try again. Now locomotoin eleven, and he still misses them terribly.

How if you turn jacquwline your TV, that’s what you see-people with lots and lots of stuff not having to sit on scratchy couches in Miss Edna’s house. The poetry is simple, understated, and insightful. Overall, this poetic novel is humorous, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

This National Book award winning story tenderly, poignantly, wonderfully tells the tale of Lonnie Collins Motion. Lonnie Collins Motion, nicknamed Locomotion, has trouble communicating his feelings and dealing with his grief, so his fifth-grade teacher introduces him to poetry as a means of self-expression.

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