The Book of Questions @ Moos Elementary

Today, I started off my residency at Moos Elementary with The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda. We read some of his poems and talked about the types of lines and stanzas he uses, how imaginative and childlike his questions are, and how he paired unlikely things together. Then, we generated lists of words that we can use to make interesting combinations to form our own question poems! 

Ms. Sherif 

3rd. Grade

Anais O.

Where does the sun play?
What is a moon?
How do I get there?

Dania O.

Where does the sun run?
Why is the lemon running?
How does the house move?
Why am I with a shoe?
Who is that playing basketball?
Why am I a shoe?

The Crazy Poem
David R.

Why can’t the planet play? What
is the sun? How can it run? Where
is the lemon? When
is the lightning? Where
is the house?

Ms. Willis 

3rd Grade 

why how where what 
Kayla L. 

Who is Contrell?
Does she skip video games?
Do I have any more?
What are gerbils?
Why am I so small?
What are cubs?
How can Contrell dance so good?

The Hungry Girl
Jayven H. 

Can she eat Chuck-E-Cheese?
Can she eat Big Foot?
Can she eat the whole school?
Can she eat John Cena?

Can she eat the world?

Can she turn into a beast?
Can she turn into a tank?
Can she eat an air conditioner?
Can she cover up the world?

Alex M.

Why do gerbils leap?
Who is a sea animal?
Where are my dogs?
How does a dolphin echolocate?
Can you jump high?
When does a frog eat?
Do you know Spanish?



“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.