Poetry

After talking about what does poetry mean to the kiddos, we read poems from children authors Shel Silverstein and Jack Pretlusky, along with collections that we pulled from the library.  The students listened to some of my favorite poems and we discussed how each was different from the next.  Then they split up with a partner and read from a few more books themselves.  Finally, they set off to write their own poetry.  In today’s lesson it was all about free form poetry and getting his/her ideas out on paper.  When they finished the poems, they had to illustrate it in someway, using any medium of art we had.

The final products were very creative and genuine.  Then we asked who would like to share with the group.  Surprisingly we had a few students share!  One of our students told the class at the end of a poetry read that we are suppose to snap our fingers not clap for the poem… Can you guess which one of your kiddos said that! LOL

It was a great day of poetry:)

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Judy Wahl has been in education for over 15 years. She has been an advocate for gifted learners since the moment she stepped into the classroom. She consults with families and schools in the Chicagoland area, is the Owner and Program Director of Sprout Gifted, an after school and summer program for Gifted Children K-6 in the Chicagoland area; as well as, a SENG facilitator, and a personal tutor. She advocates for all learners, understanding that each child has a different way of learning and a variety of needs to be met.

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