Thursday, April 09, 2015

Celebrating our Ancestors

Today we look back and remember those who have come before us. In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, we feature The Day of the Dead which is celebrated on November 1 or 2. Here, spunky fifth grader, Alyssa, offers a very expressive reading of the poem for this day, "On the Day of the Dead" by by René Saldaña, Jr. 

Thanks to Amy G. for orchestrating this reading and video! For the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


Robyn Hood Black said...

Alyssa brings this Day of the Dead poem to life! Great job.

Thanks to all for sharing.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Robyn,
Thanks for your kind comment. My students have worked so hard on this-- as have THEIR students-- and I am so proud of all of them!