The Book Boys Play “Rhyming Time” with the Author of the Bobs and Tweets Series
by Traci Swain
“Rhyming can be really tough! It takes a lot of time to get just the right rhythm. But I encourage you Book Boys—and everyone watching!—to keep rhyming and reading and writing. It can be so much fun!” —Pepper Springfield
Even in disguise, rhyming queen Pepper Springfield’s love of language shines through!
This week, the author of the Bobs and Tweets series—along with her furry (well, stuffed) companions, Chopper and Pretty Kitty—joins the Book Boys for a fun “Rhyming Time” challenge! For three rounds, Allister, Elliott, and Max challenge Pepper to show off her skills in fun rhyming games.
Watch their video with your class to get to know Pepper and to see how you can play “Rhyming Time” with your students.
• Round 1: Stanza! Players are given three random words and have to include them in a rhyming stanza.
• Round 2: Words! Players are given a word and must list as many rhyming words as they can in ten seconds.
• Round 3: Freestyle! Each player recites an original line of poetry on the spot. The words must rhyme!
Did you play “Rhyming Time” with your students? If you’re able, please share a video with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Pepper Springfield was born and raised in Massachusetts. Pepper loves rock ’n’ roll and chocolate, just like Lou Tweet. And, like Dean Bob, Pepper loves to read and do crossword puzzles. Over the years, Pepper has loved all kinds of pets: dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, fish, a bunny, and an imaginary monkey. Pepper does not like the spotlight, but is always available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.