It's early Friday on the west coast. I am heading into a fifth grade classroom and get to teach poetry today.
Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading is hosting Poetry Friday. I am going to have to share her poem "What Does a Pomegranate Know" with my fifth graders today as I am using the prompt, "What Does a [your subject] Know?" I have been thinking of this prompt since reading an earlier version of Mary Lee's poem
>I've been thinking about this book of late. Joyce Sidman has a perfect mentor text,
"What Do Trees Know?
Michelle H. Barnes at Today's Little Ditty, interviewed her here and created a Deeper Thinking Poem Challenge.
In 2015, I wrote:
WHAT DOES THE RAIN KNOW?
by Jone Rush MacCulloch
What does the rain know?
Sponge clouds gathering moisture
School children running between raindrops
The pop-up gardens of umbrellas.
What does the rain know?
The wind whispering secrets
School children with open mouths catching raindrops
The beginning and end of rainbows.
Today I will be sharing this poem, two ways to do it with students. I'll show them my notebook wonderings. One way focuses on the senses the other focuses on strong verbs. I hopefully will get to confer with students and revise with them as we load them to Padlet which I will share next week.
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing