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During our fifth and final week together, 6th graders at Dulles spent time revising their poems, then celebrated with a reading joined by the students of 302 and 303. To revise, students looked over […]

For our fourth week together, we looked at the big things that would make up a perfect world and the little things that make up our current world. On Tuesday, we read Joy Harjo’s […]

During our third week together, the students of Ms. Jackson’s class wrote poems with rhyme and alliteration in mind. On Tuesday, we read Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and looked at the perfect rhyme used. […]

During our second week together, Dulles 6th graders wrote memory poems and odes. On Tuesday, we read Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s “When I Am Six” and talked about the sensory images she uses to conjure her […]

For our first week together at Dulles, we talked about the people and places we come from, beginning with the poem “Roots” by Clint Smith. On Tuesday, students thought about what they have in […]


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“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.