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!Save
Laura+kids= awesome equation poems!
Thanks, Margaret–it was really fun to see what they came up with!
Thanks for sharing these!! What fun!
You can tell what the writers like, at least right now, all those wonderful sports equations, Laura. They must have had lots of fun, as you did, too.
Linda Mitchell says
I agree with Margaret…I love how you get kids to respond. I hope you know how much of a major WOW! that is for me…us. You don’t just show how poetry is for kids you make it so. I love it. These mini-books are fantastic. What a lucky poet you are.
Thank you, Linda:>) I am lucky!
So great! When they dive into subjects that interest them, they come up with very clever combos.
These are so much fun, Laura. Thanks for sharing the little poetry cards. Seeing the poets’ decorations and emphasized words made me smile.
Robyn Hood Black says
Fantastic! I’ll bet these students won’t be able to help coming up with new ‘equationpoems’ all summer. Thanks for sharing! :0)
These are so much fun, Laura! Thanks for sharing.
Kay Mcgriff says
What fun! The soccer equation poems are perfect as I read these while watching World Cup games!
Laura, the students must have loved creating equation poems with you. Thanks for sharing their poems.
Thanks, Carol–I hope they did. I thought it was a blast~!
Karen Edmisten says
Delightful! The supernova destroying the earth is a bit sobering, but …. 🙂
Thanks for sharing these.
I know! I loved how the poems reflected the kids’ worldviews–from bouncy to morbid to focused to dreamy…they wrote it all!