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Ms Tze’s 4th Grade For today’s session, we read Francisco Alarcon’s “On Mondays I Feel Like A Dragon”. We talked about how different a Monday can feel compared to a Sunday and then got […]

For my final lesson with Ms. Wilson’s 4th graders at Dulles Elementary, we dove right into visual poetry. We read Whenever You See a Tree by Padma Venkatraman and learned that sometimes poetry is […]

For our final session with Ms. Tze’s class at Dulles I decided to bring in a group exercise based on Magnetic Poetry. Each student received two index cards and everyone wrote down one word, […]

To start my final week with the 4th graders at Dulles, I thought we would try our hand at some Haiku. We read translations of Issa Kobayashi and discussed how Haiku are based on […]

During our fifth and final week together, 6th graders at Dulles spent time revising their poems, then celebrated with a reading joined by the students of 302 and 303. To revise, students looked over […]

In our final week at Dulles, we continued to refine and edit our poems to prepare for the Dulles Poetry Reading, with two other poetry classes led by Caroline Stevens and Joy Young from […]

Lesson Note: For our last week, we celebrated poetry by writing acrostic poems about our favorite seasons! Congrats on everyone in the class for writing so many incredible poems and getting published over the […]

For our 5th and final week of our mini residency, 6th graders read and discussed ideas about Open Mics. Open mics are events open to the public, safe, welcoming places to share your creativity, […]

Some students in Mr. Adenuga’s class were still interested in creating poems that give instructions for how to do things….and so we continued. Notice how one student chose a straight forward approach, while others […]

4th Grade What would you wish for if you knew it would come true? Today we made a wish list poem and talked about all the emotions we feel when we make a wish. […]


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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.