Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’m taking a break from sharing my Madness Poetry poems to ask you to go back and look at 1 or 2 student poems I shared earlier this week. I shared photos of 12 or so pairs of very brief poems related to asylum-seekers. I’m hoping you’ll pick just one or two pairs to read. I know it’s kind of a pain to read handwriting sometimes in photos. But you’ll find these 3‑line poems worth your time. I also shared my lesson plan, but all you NEED to know before reading the poems is that each pair is written to either a boat or a pencil, and the first poem is from the student’s point of view, while the second poem is from that same student imagining (if it was not in his or her experience) himself or herself in a family seeking asylum.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with watercolor artist Michelle Kogan at her blog.