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Students montaged their experience of their gender using rich imagery informed by the senses. Ms. Hernandez, 7th grade, 1st period Sweet Girl by Kimberly G. Girl looks sparkling like shimmer. Girl feels cold as […]

Students worked on comparisons, capturing resemblances both inside and outside the classroom and drew how they felt about object relationships. Ms. Hernandez, 7th grade 1st Period Randomly? by Enrique P. A Chromebook is great […]

Students read “Josh Bell” By Kwame Alexander and introduced themselves through their passions, focusing on line and rhyme! Voice and perspective! Mr. Charmelo, 7th grade, 1st period No Muhammad Ali by Royal G No […]

The 8th graders at Sayre Language Academy kicked off their residency with some powerful introductions, see for yourself! We watched I Am Limitless by Lina Abojaradeh and took inspiration from how she defines herself. […]

For a final project, students created, ‘Blackout Poems’. They used ‘found language’ and images to create new meanings. Here are some ‘in action’ shots of student hands working away.  Blackout Poetry:  A blackout poem […]

For my last day with the 7th graders at Sayre Language Academy, the students described what they learned about writing and themselves through the process of writing poetry. Then they wrote poems about what […]

For our second to last week, the students at Sayre focused on writing poems with metaphor about their fears–physical and abstract. Ms. Hernandez 7th Grade Untitled by Lupita C. Bee is a yellow stinger. […]

Lesson Note: This week, we finished up our residency with erasure poetry, also known as blackout poetry. This sort of poetry is created when you take a piece of text already written and then “black […]

We explored the powerful device of Repetition in Phil Kaye’s poem of the same name. Some poems in our workshop are ‘after’ Kaye’s work. Lesson Note: “Repetition can make magic happen-repeat a word or a […]

Lesson Note: This week, we learned how to write epistolary poems, which are letter poems. Everyone chose a person, place, or thing and wrote a poem in letter form. We practiced identifying tone and using […]


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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.