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After a roller coster of a school year, Dever’s 7th grade completed their last lesson of the school year. I read the students a piece I wrote in reflection of our time together and […]

Week 19 at Dever was a wonderful week of reflection on self. As we approach the end of our time together we reviewed poetic devices and learned about what self-portrait poems are. Below are […]

This week at Dever Elementary was our first week back together since before spring break. It was great getting back into it and writing together again. This week we returned to a poetic device […]

This week at Dever the 7th graders reconnected with onomatopoeia and the other group completed alliteration. The 7th graders wrote pieces to welcome in spring and the activities it brings into their lives. I […]

Dever Elementary’s 7th grade classes all tried out the same exercise this week, a poem category new to us all, erasure. Erasure poetry is a type of poetry that transforms prose writing into poetry. […]

This past week at Dever Elementary students continued to learn poetry and art with words. Some sections learned about concrete poems and built their own and others tongue twisted through alliteration. Below are the […]

Dever’s 13th week of poetry was one for the books! Ms. Sherfinski’s class worked on Ode poems creating odes that use simile, a comparison using “like” or “as”. Ms. Carteno’s classes learned about concrete […]

This week at Dever Elementary school 7th grade wrapped up our two part metaphor series. We got reintroduced to Ode’s, this time reading Ode to Kool Aid by Marcus Jackson. We formally learned a […]

Dever Elementary’s 7th grade did an extraordinary job at extending metaphors and metaphorical language. This is the results of continuing the process. Congrats poets!   Songs of the Winds Jonah N. Music is like […]

Part two of metaphors included using layers of meaning in them for Dever 7th graders. Below are pieces students created about metaphors in their own life. Sus By Luca M. Sal is a ball […]


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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.