Poetry Gallery Walk


Step One: Complete the TPCASTT Poster with Your Group for your Poem

Everyone needs to contribute!

If you finish early, you may draw a picture that depicts the imagery in your poem.

Stem Two: Gallery Walk

Examine your peers' posters. Read through their poems and view how they dissected them.

Step Three: Select a poem other than your original

Re-read that poem two more times.

Step Four: Develop Questions

With your new group, come up with 5-10 challenging questions on a Google Doc that require readers to dig deeper in the poem.

Here are some stems to start you off:

- Why does the poet use ______ to convey ____?

- How does ___________ contribute to the theme?

- How would the poem be different if it utilized/included ______________?

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Harlem Hopscotch

Harlem Hopscotch


One foot down, then hop! It's hot.

Good things for the ones that's got.

Another jump, now to the left.

Everybody for hisself.

In the air, now both feet down.

Since you black, don't stick around.

Food is gone, the rent is due,

Curse and cry and then jump two.

All the people out of work,

Hold for three, then twist and jerk.

Cross the line, they count you out.

That's what hopping's all about.

Both feet flat, the game is done.

They think I lost. I think I won.