Thanks to Linda at TeacherDance for hosting Poetry Friday this week. she begins the weekend with Halloween fun.
I felt like I was riding a bike with training wheels last Friday. I was asked to sub for a teacher at my former school. The last time I subbed for this teacher it was in first grade. He now teaches fifth grade. Many of his first graders are in his class and were they excited to know that we would write poems.
I decided to try Ekphratic poems. Using the photo fromMargaret's post and Lee Bennet Hopkins book, WORLD MAKE WAY: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum, and a couple of my own photos, we dove it.
I shared Irene Latham's "This is the Hour" from the book and Lee Bennet Hopkins poem and "Endgame". We also talked about what we noticed on the Dragonfly wing photo as well as the two photos below. I then provided some scaffolding for creating a poem and let the students choose. Students took to the "Why" poem format that Margaret recently used with students
Cooper asked to write his own poem after he wrote one for one of the photos. He said he wants to be a writer.
I think he understand line breaks.
I revised with students using Padlet. Did you know that you can print from Padlet? That was my new learning last week.
Xavier wanted to write his own poem. He and I worked together as he read his poem as I wrote it down.
Please note: Ellie's poem needs a revision but I have not heard back on a couple questions I have for her.
10/29/2021 02:37:51 am
I love this whole post--you in the classroom with kids, bringing the poetry, the poem by Cooper, the revision, the padlet. WOW! Jone, this is so wonderful. I think Cooper DOES understand line breaks. Please thank all the kids for making our world more beautiful with their poems.
10/29/2021 05:16:33 am
I love starting with the WHY question -- these are just wonderful!
10/29/2021 06:32:25 am
This time with them gives you both something grand to think about, doesn't it, Jone? The poems show their love of the outdoors, like children do. I imagine you've changed the way they look at things through your visit. I loved the poems and the details shown.
10/29/2021 01:21:52 pm
What a wonderful opportunity for you and it sounds like it went well. So glad the kids enjoyed writing and I'm believe you were probably an inspiring teacher! This is a good post to refer to. Thank you.
10/30/2021 01:18:05 am
Jone, what a rich activity that elicited such wonderful poems! I love your use of Padlet and I'm so impressed by the writing of the students.
10/30/2021 04:47:39 am
Magic. You walk into a classroom and look what happens! This spark will stay with these students and turn into who knows what kinds of goodness and beauty. Yay you!
10/31/2021 06:40:02 pm
Jome, I read through the children's poems several times and I was impressed by their poems. All showed their thought process and diligence in writing. You must have been so proud of them especially since they were excited to write poems with you. Do you think Cooper (Wings and Waves) and Hailee would like to offer their poems for my Bedecked in Autumn Gallery along with one of your poems? Let me know.
11/1/2021 06:42:43 am
Wow--I love Cooper's haunting poem, and what great work everyone created! It feels like you had much of the PF community behind/within you as you inspired these writers, Jone. Woohoo!
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