I Am The Moon Looking At The Moon

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We started off our lesson by reading The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee by N. Scott Momaday. We continued our examination of imagery, metaphor, and personification. I asked the students to […]

I Am The Storm Letting My Madness Go

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We started off our lesson by reading The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee by N. Scott Momaday. We continued our examination of imagery, metaphor, and personification. I asked the students to […]

Mixed Media #1: Headline Poems

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Extra! Extra! In this lesson we looked at Headlines poems, and discussed mash up vs. cut up poems–finding poetry in the oddest places.  We then turned our attention to the […]

Poetry Feels Like Letters Dancing With Feelings

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Last week Ms. Freedman’s third graders did a special prompt. I asked them to write what poetry feels like to them. They came up with some pretty awesome ideas! Ms. […]

A Blue Day Is An Okay Day: Colors Personified at Moos Elementary

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The third graders have been putting together many skills lately: personification, imagery, metaphor, simile, and their poems are so rich because of it! I thought I’d give them this prompt, and […]

When I Think Of You I Think Of The Sky

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This week we drew little people on the board: blue, purple, and so on. And then I asked, what is purple like as a person? The fourth graders have been putting […]

My Blue Poem: Colors Personified at Darwin

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The second graders have been putting together many skills lately: personification, imagery, metaphor, simile, and their poems are so rich because of it! I thought I’d give them this prompt, […]

Student Poets Read! May 4 at the Cultural Center!

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  Join us in celebrating our student poets, from 2nd Grade to Sophomore Year! One student poet from each Hands On Stanzas classroom is invited to read an original poem […]

‘If the bird is being blue or singing,’ Shakespearean Sonnets at Taft

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A long time ago , in a galaxy, NOT so far away…Shakespeare! This was our week to wrestle with The Bard, and it was a bold crew of pre-Spring Break […]

The Pencil Always Dances: Personification at Moos Elementary

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The third graders at Moos Elementary learned a hefty new vocabulary word this week: personification! Next they investigated their classroom for objects to personify. If the books suddenly came alive, what would […]