Seeing the World Through Poet Glasses

IMG_3463Students 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?”
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