Thursday, June 13, 2013

Poetry Workshops at Brewer Elementary

I spent this week with students in the summer program at Brewer Elementary in poetry workshops. I think these have been some of my favorite classes this year. The fact that they were small classes gave both me and the students more opportunity to interact and work on their poems. There are still a few spelling and grammar errors, but our focus was getting a poem on paper. I used a couple of Laura Shovan's marvelous poetry lessons from AuthorAmok. Thanks, Laura. 

These are some of my favorites from a class of rising third and fourth graders:

And these from some rising fifth graders.

 This one is a Fibonacci poem.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Dori. These are awesome! I'm so glad you were able to use some of the lesson ideas and adapt them to your class. Wow -- the Dolphin poem. And what great responses you received on the portraits. "Giving Old People Breaks Off" is an example of how this portrait poem lesson can build a sense of empathy in younger students.