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Peace of Mind

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Dear World

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This very busy week, I continued with the 2nd graders, at the midpoint of their residencies, and began classes with the 4th graders. It was terrific to see so many […]

Peace of Mind

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The 2nd graders wrapped up their tenth week by reading a well-known poem by internationally-famous poet, William Butler Yeats. “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” describes a place the speaker longs […]

I Love Spring For Itself: A Haiku For Every Season at Moos Elementary

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The students and I had an extra long break due to the first vortex of 2015! In honor of how frozen we were that week, when we finally got back […]

Cold Ponds See No Ducks: A Haiku For Every Season at Darwin Elementary

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The students and I had an extra long break due to the first vortex of 2015! In honor of how frozen we were that week, when we finally got back […]

Totes Awk (pt. 2)

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Mrs. Asvos 7th Grade, 6th Period “Cake” A poem by Claudia M. Me and cake, we go way back. To my very first birthday. I can’t look at you, because […]

Totes Awk (pt. 1)

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This week found us reading Sarah Kay’s poem “On the Discomfort of Being in the Same Room as the Boy You Like” and looking at the times we were uncomfortable. […]

The Birds Fly Cool: A Haiku For Each Season

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The students and I had an extra long break due to the first vortex of 2015! In honor of how frozen we were that week, when we finally got back […]

Dear World

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This week at Skinner West, I started each class by selecting two students (a boy and a girl) to read Emily Dickinson‘s “This is my letter to the World.” Beforehand, […]

Because…Just Because

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We talked about the nonsequiter or poems that appear to be non-linear (minus the humor, which the nonsequiter does a lot of the time). This really freed up some room […]

C. Russell Price and Valerie Wallace to read Jan. 21

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on January 21 at 6pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free in the Garland Room on the […]