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For our third poetry lesson, we focused on concrete (visual) poetry. This form of poetry is where the words on the page form the shape of the thing that the poem is about. After […]

For our third poetry lesson, we focused on concrete (visual) poetry. This form of poetry is where the words on the page form the shape of the thing that the poem is about. After […]

On the second day of our 6th Grade poetry residency at Sayre Elementary, we compared stories about what we did over the weekend and what we noticed–in particular: the sounds, sights, smells, tastes, and […]

On the second day of our 5th Grade poetry residency at Sayre Elementary, we compared stories about what we did over the weekend and what we noticed–in particular, the sounds, sights, smells, tastes, and […]

On the first day of our 6th Grade poetry residency at Sayre Elementary, we went over what poetry is, as well as the poetic terms “line” and stanza.” We then read a poem by […]

On the first day of our 5th Grade poetry residency at Sayre Elementary, we went over what poetry is, as well as the poetic terms “line” and stanza.” We then read a poem by […]

Lesson Note: For our last week, we celebrated poetry by writing acrostic poems about our favorite seasons! Congrats on everyone in the class for writing so many incredible poems and getting published over the […]

Lesson Note: This week, we practiced similes and metaphors. We wrote some odes and then some “I Am” poems. All the students blew me away with their imaginations. Take a look at a few […]

Lesson Note: This week, we learned all about epistolary poems by reading “Dear Basketball: by Kobe Bryant. Then everyone wrote their own letter poems! We also wrote our own myth poems this week. Mrs. […]

Lesson Note: Our second week was all about animals, rhyming, and learning how to compare! Take a look at some of the creative comparisons students wrote, and read a brilliant rhyming poem all about […]

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