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“Where I’m From” Using Poetry as an Introduction!(Back to School)

ImageA teacher on Edmodo suggested this activity as a way to begin the year. I agree. It’s not only a wonderful way for you to get to know your students, but it gives you insight into how they write without the pressure of a prompt. (Hopefully,”What I Did On My Summer Vacation” writing assignment has gone the way of the dinosaur.)READ MORE

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I’m a Poet, And I Know It! Celebrating National Poetry Month!

I love National Poetry Month! I used to write poetry, maybe I will again some day.  But in the meantime, I like to give my kids a chance to grow to love writing poetry as much as I do.

There was a time, pre-standardized testing, when we would gather up all our original poetry, pair it with two really funny pieces of poetry, and have Poetry Day. We would invite the parents, and each child would share  one of their poems. We would read the two poems we chose as a group, one in the beginning, one at the end. Afterwards, we would have snacks and juice, provided by the parents. Aaaah, good times. 🙂 READ MORE…

 

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