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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 […]

In Ms. Icho’s Kindergarten, we learned some 4th grade ideas today! We talked about similes, and how we can compare two TOTALLY different things. The kids put on their big kid thinking caps and […]

It’s hard to believe we’re near the halfway point of our Waters residency, but we are! For the ninth week, we talked about erasure poems, also known as blackout poems. I found out that […]

Each of our names tell a story about us, and last week Sayre’s 8th graders dug deep into their origins. Some of us are named after loved ones, and others have names inspired by […]

Sayre’s 8th grade students had a lot to say about poetry. After reading Jamila Woods’ “Blk Girl Art,” we spent time crafting our own works about what poetry means to us. Check out some […]

Last week at South Loop Poetry Club, we looked over the various sensory poems we wrote in class together. Across our poems, we used sights, textures, sounds, tastes, and smells to describe our experiences […]

What do an elephant and a mouse have in common? What dessert do your eyes look like? For this week’s session we talked about comparisons and how contrasting different things can help our writing […]

Students montaged their experience of their gender using rich imagery informed by the senses. Ms. Hernandez, 7th grade, 1st period Sweet Girl by Kimberly G. Girl looks sparkling like shimmer. Girl feels cold as […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing This week the young Viking writers explored love poems by reading Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem” and Kim Addonizio’s “My Heart”. The writers […]

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