Yep, he's got a party going on in his classroom.... "Poetry break!!" These random genre explosions in the middle of the lesson sound like fun.... but I'm a bit skeptical about their effectiveness when they disrupt the rhythm and flow of the lesson at hand. If anyone has tried this with success (or not), please share!
I do love his Picture Book of the Month and First Read Club ideas. I'm contemplating a First Read Club for next year because boy, do my high schoolers love stickers!
If you haven't yet read "From the Trenches" on pages 128-129, it's a hoot!