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4th Grade For today’s session, we talked about how we can compare things that are very different but still similar to each other. For example what do a mouse and an elephant have in […]

For our fourth week together, we looked at the big things that would make up a perfect world and the little things that make up our current world. On Tuesday, we read Joy Harjo’s […]

Last week 4th graders in Mr. Adenuga’s class talked about food and cooking traditional and non-traditional recipes. They shared that they knew how to make breakfast, spaghetti, fried chicken, burgers, baked beans, and grilled […]

Lesson Note: This week, we practiced similes and metaphors. We wrote some odes and then some “I Am” poems. All the students blew me away with their imaginations. Take a look at a few […]

At the start of the week, we were thinking small; later in the week, we were thinking big! The 4th graders read Before the Rains by Kim Stafford and then wrote poems envisioning the […]

At the start of this week, the 4th graders at Dulles Elementary took some time to appreciate the little things, with Ode to Marbles by Max Mendelsohn. We talked about some examples of small […]

For our 4th week of poetry, 6th grades explored places in reality and those hidden in our imaginations. On Tuesday we read “candy store,” by Nate Marshall, a poet who grew up in Chicago. […]

During our 4th week at Dulles, we read an erasure poem from Austin Kleon’s “Newspaper Blackout” to start a conversation about editing our work and how to recycle pieces of poetry to make something […]

Lesson Note: This week, we learned all about epistolary poems by reading “Dear Basketball: by Kobe Bryant. Then everyone wrote their own letter poems! We also wrote our own myth poems this week. Mrs. […]

During our third week together, the students of Ms. Jackson’s class wrote poems with rhyme and alliteration in mind. On Tuesday, we read Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” and looked at the perfect rhyme used. […]


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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.