Category Archives: Poetry Friday

Poetry on the iPads, Part 2

I have been waiting all day to write this post!  We had another wonderful week writing poetry in first grade.  As I watched my students this week, nearly all children made attempts to compose on the iPad. The children who … Continue reading

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Publishing Poetry on the iPad

We’re in the heart of our unit on poetry.  My students have learned several strategies that poets use including repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration, visual imagery and line breaks.  This week a few students wanted to draft their poems on the iPad. … Continue reading

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One of my favorite books of poetry is called The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita Smith.  This is a touching collection of poems that form a story about a boy trying to come to terms with the fact … Continue reading

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