Learning From Home
Growing as Reading, Writers and Thinkers From Home! Volume 8
Happy Poetry Month!
First up is a video of Laura Perdie Salas reading her poem Water Can Be. Be sure to watch the end of her video where she shows us her website where you can find tons of cool resources about water and student samples of poems.
We have 2 options for writing poetry: "spine poems" with Kwame Alexander (this is so accessible for all learners) and --- with our poet friend, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.
And lots, lots more! Enjoy friends and keep in touch!
Spine Poems with Kwame Alexander!
Spine Poem by Ms. Senatore and Lucia
Better than Before
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Some Places More than Others
Questions to consider when talking about "The Present"
My students and I viewed this film today and used it to spark conversation for book clubs. Here are some questions that sparked our conversation:
What is going on in this film?
What do you see that makes you say that?
What else do you see?
Watch the film a second time
Now, what else do you see?
What else is going on with the characters?
What did you discover?
Did these questions spark some thoughts? Jot them down and perhaps they will inspire a poem!