Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I am at the Denver Children’s Festival of Stories today and tomorrow, so I might not get to read your comments until Monday.
I got the BEST surprise in my Facebook Inbox last week. A Twin Cities educator told me she had lent her copy of Snowman-Cold=Puddle to a 4th-grade teacher looking for a fun poetry project. She shared these samples with me, which I’m sharing with permission!
I love the colors, the way a poet identified the essential elements of summer, and the heart.
I love the way students explored what is important to them, science, and contradictions!
In this group, I love how they explored the essential element, connected with other texts, explored interdependent relationships, and used their imagination!
And here, they worked in opinions (I’ll take winter over summer anytime, too!), relationships, big truths about learning, and lovely language.
Wow. Every single one of these equation poems offers something a little different. Aren’t they awesome?
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Rebecca Herzog at Sloth Reads!