Stanza: Calling Cards

Week 5 at Dever was catching one group of students up about Rhyme and another group moved into learning about stanza. Ms. Sherfiniski’s class spent time telling stories through the use of a stanza and the group did incredibly.

The Picnic

Ella G.

Water crashing against the shore

viewing the birds rocking in the water

the view of Lake Michigan is just a breath taking view.


I touch tree that I climbed hiding

so Gabby won’t find me

I run all the way down to where the waves crash against the shore

where Gabby found me


We ate pretzels, strawberry’s and more

We laughed so much all I hear was laughter

I smelled a big giant rose


Jack my Dog

Diego N.

I see dog lifting its leg

liquid coming out

I hear my sibling freaks out


I smell pee

I touch bleach

I taste nothing

I just woke up

am hungry


Dirty sheets need to be washed

my dad is pissed

walk the dog

still has to pee



Jonathan P.


I see him throwing the ball at me with his arm going back so he can get ready to launch the ball really far.



I feel the shape of the ball when I catch it.

I also feels the texture of the ball.



I hear his laughing because he is having fun playing football, I also hear me laughing because I am having fun.



“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.