Thursday, April 13, 2017

Learning from students: Family

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's the final PowerPack in this book.

Linda tried the activities in PowerPack 12 of You Just Wait herself!

First, Linda tried the PowerPlay creating a kind of family tree and looking at linked relationships.

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

Then, she created digital postcards for each of the response poems by Janet Wong. Here's my favorite:

Then, she shared the response poem she wrote in relation to the mentor text poem. Readers are encouraged to experiment with any poem form or poetic device. Linda tried haiku! 

1 comment:

Charles Waters said...

Thanks for featuring my poem with such cool designs and thank you for showing what your talented students can do with poetry. You are a poetry passer extraordinaire, Sylvia!