Poetry Friday: National Poetry Month

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Poetry Friday is hosted by Amy of The Poem Farm.
In January, Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty featured Joyce Sidman.  The DMC was to write a poem expressing a ‘deeper truth’.  Our fifth graders have researched nonfiction topics of their choice.  So in library, I had them list what they remembered and then write a ‘deeper truth’ poem about their subject. I discovered that fifth graders needed a bit more scaffolding as well as talking about their poems being personification poems in a way.  They rose to the occasion.  Here’s three to share today.  There will be more in the month.

Challenger poem







Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.



6 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: National Poetry Month

  1. Michelle just took my words, Jone. I like that the students are using all the senses, & the ‘smell’ of the Revolutionary War stood out. What a great project you’re doing.

  2. What a wonderful challenge for your students, and what a great way to more deeply understand any topic. Thank you for sharing these – your students did thoughtful work here, and it inspires me to try this too. Happy Poetry Friday! xo, a.

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