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Whales

School: Evergreen Community Charter School

City/State: Asheville, NC

Grade(s): 2

Format(s): Poem

Subject(s): Science and Technology

Type(s): Poetry

Writing Assignment Description: 

The poem is shown in the original, hand-written version and typed version.

How This Writing Can Be Useful: 

  • Sophisticated, lyric images (e.g., jumping whales who are/living and having fun/with water/falling from their tails)
  • Surprising, intriguing opening that juxtaposes a wolf’s resentment of whales with their carefree life
  • Enigmatic message that leaves the reader with questions—about the wolf and the whales; and about the whales dreaming as they nap in the coral reef

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
W.2.3
  • I can close my story.
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