Throughout the month of April, National Poetry Month, I'll be posting a poem movie each day. These were all created by my wonderful graduate students enrolled in my spring course in poetry for children and young adults. They are teachers and librarians who are learning about poetry for young people and experimenting with how we can use technology creatively to promote poetry and children's responses to poetry. They've used a variety of media tools and approaches, but each has created something unique and engaging.
All the poems are selected from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science-- just out in March. (Please forgive the shameless promotion here, but it also enabled my students to be part of something new-- plus the copyright issues were manageable with this project. And copyright is a Big Deal for both teachers/librarians AND poets!)
When possible, I'll also showcase the poem text here along with the video.
We hope you'll share these with the young people in your lives and invite them to join you in creating your own poem movies and poetry moments!
Jennifer M. presents "Which Ones Will Float” by Eric Ode.
From 3rd Grade, Week 1 in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science.