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This week, students at Poe Middle School in Ms. Agboola’s class thought about their favorite shoes to help them write a new poem. Here’s what they created. The Shoes I Choose Eric S. 6th […]

Poe Elementary School students began their poetry residency by exploring the power of names. They listened and read “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros. Then, they considered their own names, its meaning and the story […]

On the last day of the residency, students from each class did a poetry reading from their poetry books (see previous poets). The students in Mrs. Yanez/Ms. Sauer’s class had extra time, so the […]

During this week’s session, students wrote poems based on their peer’s drawings. Here’s what they created. Mr. Alzola third grade At the Party By Nathalie we eat cake we eat candy we eat food […]

Students begin learning about ekphrastic poetry by creating drawings that where then given to write poems about here. Here’s the first part of the lesson where students drew images.


Students revised their poems written earlier in the residency and drew illustrations to accompany their poems.  


Students revised previously written poems, wrote them in a booklet and drew illustrations to accompany their poems. Check out what they created. After School By Brianna B. On Fridays By Emmaanuel Poetry By Cinthia […]

Fourth and fifth grade students created haikus. Look at their work. The Land of Nature by Janila A. A beautiful land crickets and insects you hear wonderful land   El Perro By Roman C. […]

Students wove questions into their poems. Here’s what was created. Un dia con mi perro by Roman E. Mi perro por que se levanto tan temperano?   Mi perro por que es como un […]

Fourth and fifth grade students created sound poems. Read what they created. By Jahila A. cling ka-pow ch-ch boom pow ch-ching The Hotel By Dario P. I hear knocking outside my door knock-knock, then […]


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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.