Thursday, April 06, 2017

Learning from students: Concretely

Here's another example from my adult students sharing poetry with young people in my "learning from my students' students" series. 

We're looking at how they interacted with You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book using each PowerPack to see how young writers responded.

Here, Lauren got the students involved in PowerPack 6 of You Just Wait and I love what she did with it.

First, here are all the components of PowerPack 6 in her opening slide:
Next, she tried the PowerPlay activity with students. The student described what the inkblot looked like and then created a new inkblot and described what that represented. Here: 

Then Lauren created original digital poem postcards for each of the three poems in PowerPack 6. First, here is her slide for the "anchor" poem by Joseph Bruchac:

Then, she created a digital postcard for the response poem by Janet Wong:

She created another digital postcard for the mentor text poem (also by Janet Wong):

Then, she shared the response poem the student wrote in relation to the mentor text poem-- in the shape of a donut! 
I think it's a pretty great poem by the student (a concrete poem WITH rhyme!) AND a fun, visual interpretation of it in the slide MY student, Lauren, created.

Finally, Lauren also recommended another book of concrete poetry that students might enjoy in her resources slide:

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