Another World (5th)

Today, we read “Another Planet” by Dunya Mikhail and discussed the personification and similes that she used to help create this new world for the reader. (This lesson was adapted from a lesson by Joy Young). We especially loved the lines “the weapons sleep/beneath the dust.” The students had some very interesting interpretations of many of the lines and we loved wondering together about the lines “the war/has left its “r” behind.” They wrote their own poems about another world, and I wish I could live in the worlds they imagined!

My World


I invite you into my world!

A world where…

it feels like sleeping with a kitten

as soft as a kitten

my world is as wild as a kitten too!

My world is carefree, prancing in the warm wind

where it feels like the sun is always sshining.

Friends are always free to hang.

A world where

electronics don’t “ruin” your eyesight

no bad side to things.

Plastic is decomposable.

Welcome to my world!

Special Ticket


I have a special

ticket to another


wars no more

the guns sleep

under the ground.

The people’s bellies

are full as melons,

the trees are smiling

at the people.

The world is as peaceful

as cats.

Danger says


Money is no more.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.