Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
[My husband had shoulder surgery yesterday, and in the confusion, I posted this Poetry Friday post Wednesday night instead of Thursday night. Oops!]
The week of Memorial Day, I taught at Success Beyond the Classroom’s Young Authors Conference–something I look forward to each year! This year, we wrote #equationpoems. I shared examples from Snowman-Cold=Puddle, and I also shared student examples. Then we wrote a few together as a group, and then students chose their own topics to write a bunch of equationpoems around. We created one-page mini-books, which the kids filled with their 3–5 favorite equationpoems. Here are some of their poems, shared with their permission. (More at https://laurasalas.com/snowman/ — just scroll down until you see the Padlet.) Aren’t they awesome?
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Laura Shovan (so excited to do the Poetry Blast with her at ALA later this month!). She’s also sharing awesome student poems!