6th grade students from the Duggan Middle School in Springfield, Massachusetts created this book of poetry as part of a collaboration between an English and a visual arts teacher.
In this book students superimposed their original poetry - written on a wide range of topics, using several different poetry forms - on top of student-crafted watercolor paintings. Students also included a section at the beginning that describes “how to write” the types of poetry in their book.
This book was professionally produced, using high quality glossy paper, and center-staple bound, using funds from a federal magnet grant, and was sold in the community.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Highlights an example of an interdisciplinary English/Arts project
- Demonstrates the impact of professionally produced student work
- The paintings and poetry together create an engaging and pleasing product
- Student work is honored via the professionally produced book
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