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For this poetry lesson the 5th grade poets from Avondale/Logandale were learning how to cook! Sort of…The poets used “recipes” to “make” their perfect idea of a friend. Through these extended metaphors the poets […]

The first week of the new year brought a fresh start to the young lives of the 5th grade poets from Avondale/Logandale. We spent this session sharing the gifts we received over the holidays. […]

The poets from Logandale were tasked with taking on a different persona. However, they could not name their persons in the poem. Try to guess the point of view of their character. Enjoy!   […]

The poets from the Logandale use senses to describe a scene in their first stanza. In the second stanza the poets were challenged to use the 5 senses in metaphorical ways. Enjoy! Felicia B. […]

The poets from Logandale created tongue twisters in this exercise in alliteration. Enjoy! Adrian E. Adrian ate avocados and apples and acts adorable and ate an alligator and slept.   Cathlyn O. Cathlyn cooks […]

Similes and metaphors are some of the most used literary devices in poetry and literature. They help the reader relate and measure the extent of the writers’ visual depiction in the poem. The poets […]

Poetry is meant to be shared. It is meant to be enjoyed by multiple senses. The poet is not only expected to be the writer, but also the voice. Certain poetic devices like alliteration […]

Ms. Pannells’ 5th grade class room 204 is taught primarily in Spanish. While some programs might see this as a disadvantage, we see this as the perfect opportunity to expose the students to another […]

The poets from Ms. Pannells’ class learned about the structure of a poem by reading “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg. They dissected the poem into lines, lyrics, and stanzas. They also analyzed how Carl Sandburg […]

Hybrid learning continued during National Poetry Month in April. After weeks of reading and writing poems written in free verse, Avondale Logandale 5th graders explored the Haiku, or Hokku a poetry form of Japanese […]


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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.