"My Ears" Poem: Read the following poem to the children. Talk about the word "hears" and how it is non-standard English. Explain that non-standard words are sometimes used in poetry, and other literature, to allow the poet to present the material is a way he desires (it is called "poetic license"). Write the poem on sentence strips. Have the children place the strips in the order that they occur in the poem.
My Ears By Sharon MacDonald
My ears, my ears, my ears!
They don't know what they hears.
The sound goes in and rattles about.
But how in the world does it get out?