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Our time together at Avondale/Logandale School with both of Ms. Pannell’s 5th grade classes has come to end. For our final lesson we did Cento Poems which are poems made from other poems. The […]

The poets from Avondale/Logandale learned how poems not just meant to be read, and heard, but also to be viewed as visual art. The poets read poems that written in the shape of their […]

Today at Avondale/ Logandale the 5th grade poets learn about rapping. After listening to Will Smith’s and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s song “Summertime” they were challenged to write their own rhymes. Each poet wrote a […]

As promised here are the impactful haikus from the fifth grade poets of Avondale/Logandale.   Ke’era B. Life is a playground Tears, life, emotions bursting We struggle through it   Silvestre S. A crow […]

After watching some YouTube clips of contemporary poets using their lyrics with dance moves, the poets from Avondale/Logandale experimented with choreographing their own movements to their poems. First, the poets studied the classic form […]

The poets from Avondale/Logandale finally got to write their horrific stories! After analyzing the parts of story structure like plot, characters, and setting the poets incorporated these elements into their work, while writing about […]

Every 5th grader loves scary movies. But what about scary poems? The poets from Logandale/Avondale read two poems “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service and “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. These […]

The poets from Avondale/Logandale used metaphors to describe how they feel when performing a specific activity. They were encouraged to think outside of their normal reality to give their audience an exciting visual of […]

As the end of our twenty weeks together near the end I felt it was a proper time to focus on how to deliver their lyrics. We started the day by warming up their […]

The 5th grade poets from Avondale/Logandale wrote anonymous poems to their classmates for St. Valentine’s Day. After studying rhyme, they used the ABAB rhyme pattern to create friendships poems. They then put all of […]


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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.