This book of poetry was written by 1st grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York, as part of a learning expedition on poetry.
Each student wrote several types of poems including “name” poems in which he or she built a poem from the letters from his or her first name; “my senses” poems in which he or she described something based on the five senses; “how-to” poems in which he or she explained how to do something. All of the poems uniquely capture the emotional worlds of these young children.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Good ideas and format models for teaching poetry to students
- Poems show thoughtfulness by students while capturing the essence of 1st graders’ thinking and interests
- Simple format that would be easy to duplicate in any classroom
Common Core State Standards
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