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For our final virtual poetry lesson, Dubois students experimented with collaborative poems. A collaborative poem is when a group of poets contribute individual lines to create a unified poem. Together we read a poem […]

For our 10th virtual poetry lesson Dubois students explored ideas about mottos. A motto is a word, phrase, or sentence that expresses the principles or belief of a person, group, country, or organization. Together we […]

For our ninth virtual lesson together, Dubois students explored the meaning of dreams. Dreams are usually images when see in our sleep. Dreams can involve fantasies, but also goals we want to achieve in […]

For their eighth virtual poetry lesson Dubois students explored other planets. A planet is a sphere, an object in space that orbits around the sun. Students mentioned all the planets in order Earth, Saturn, Mars, […]

For their seventh virtual poetry lesson Dubois students explored their earliest memories. They were asked, “Why are memories so important?” Students came up with interesting responses: negative memories help us not make the same […]

For their sixth virtual poetry lesson, Dubois students explored personas. The word “persona” comes from the Greek word for mask. Actors in ancient Greece wore masks on stage to represent different characters. Some students […]

For their fifth virtual lesson with Dubois students, we experimented with questions. They were asked “Why do people ask questions?” and “Does every question have to have an answer?” As humans we are naturally […]

For my fourth virtual lesson with Dubois students, we explored myths. A myth is an ancient story or legend explaining the early history of a group of people or about a natural phenomenon. Myths […]

During my third week working virtually with Dubois Students, we experimented with haikus. Haiku is a short Japanese three-line poem written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Students read the poem “Haiku for How to […]

During my second week working virtually with Dubois students, we learned about odes. An ode is a poem that gives praise and celebrates a person, place, or object. Together we read Marcus Jackson’s poem […]

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