Students in first/second grade are practicing putting on their poet glasses and viewing everyday objects and moments in their worlds through the eyes of a poet. So far students have read poems about a pencil sharpener described as a hive of buzzing bees and written poems about scissors as crocodiles and sharks. As a class we’ve discussed some of the ways to read and write like a poet. We’ve made a chart that says…
- As I read this writing can I make a picture in my mind?
- Does this writing help me look at something in the world in new ways?
- Does this writing give me a certain feeling or make me think or question?
- Does this poetry have “music?”