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Word Play

Word Play

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The approach to this week’s poem was a bit different. Two students from each class were asked to read Wallace Stevens‘ “The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm,” […]

Comparisons @ ALS

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This week the students and I discussed similes. We tried our hands at surprising comparisons, to see what exciting new ideas might emerge from strange pairings…   Ms. Pease 4th […]

My Little Sister Is Like A Vacuum & Other Strange Similes @ Moos Elementary

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This week the students and I discussed similes. We tried our hands at surprising comparisons, to see what exciting new ideas might emerge from strange pairings… Mr. Schade 4th Grade […]

My Grandma Is Like a Muffin & Other Strange Comparisons @ Darwin Elementary

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This week the students and I discussed similes. We tried our hands at surprising comparisons, to see what exciting new ideas might emerge from strange pairings… Ms Arango 2nd Grade […]

Illinois Humanities Council awards PCC General Support Grant!

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The Poetry Center of Chicago has been awarded a General Support Grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. U.S. Senator Richard Durbin congratulated the Poetry Center on the award: Your tireless commitment […]

March 21 & 22: Hands on Stanzas Partners with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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The Hands on Stanzas program is proud to partner with the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present two special performances of Carnival of the Animals. On […]

Hangin’ Fire

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“Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde begins “I am fourteen.” Right away, we know how old this speaker is and can put context into the mindset of the speaker. While the […]

Dance Like Only 8th Graders are Watching

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“Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde is all about being 14 and therefore I love teaching it to 14 year olds to get their reflections on her reflections – and to […]

Run Donkey, Run! @Avondale Elementary

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To continue prepping for our collaboration with and field trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the students and made one more poem from the music of Carnival of the Animals, […]

Personages With Long Ears @ Darwin Elementary

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To continue prepping for our collaboration with and field trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the students and made one more poem from the music of Carnival of the Animals, […]