Poetry Month

Sharing Our Learning

IMG_5704IMG_5703 April has been Poetry Month.  Most every year, we celebrate it school-wide.  This year was no exception.

Considering that many of the children I work with are just starting to develop their writing and reading skills, I did not expect this sustained interest for the entire month.  Yes, we offered some templates to demonstrate and support writing short, personally meaningful poems.  Yes, we did read a few kid-friendly poems to the class.  Yes, we did check in with each child individually to hear their poems, to giggle over word choices and to discuss ideas.  For the most part, this happened over the usual “Reading, Writing, or Word Work?” literacy station time.

Imagine my joy these last two weeks when more than half the class begged to read poetry during the PA announcements.  Many of them wrote out their own poems, more than once because we are working on keeping track…

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