Spoken Word Poem

  Here is where you will post the link for your spoken word poem. Advertisements

Where I’m From

Where I’m From based on the poem by George Ella Lyon To end our poetry unit, we will write another poem that shows who we are. Although many of the stanzas are based on the template, you should add extra lines and or stanzas. Be sure to use the poetic devices that you have learned….

Humanities poems

Link your humanities poems here. Grade 7-Globalization If you are wanting more of an academic definition of globalization, check out the definition given by the Stanford Enyclopedia of Philosophy. If you are wanting more of a reachable definition, read mine below: Globalization is about being connected to others, irrespective of one’s geographical location. Globalization is…

I Believe…

Credo Poems- We stared this school year looking at identity, telling the stories of our lives and writing poems that reflect who we are. Credo poems are another form of identity catchers, it allows us to tell the world what we believe and what beliefs and values make us who we are. Post your Credo…

Found Poems

What is It? How to write a found poem A found poem uses language from non-poetic contexts and turns it into poetry. Think of a collage — visual artists take scraps of newspaper, cloth, feathers, bottle caps, and create magic. You can do the same with language and poems. Writing this type of poetry is…

Emotion Catalog Poems

Post your three Emotion poems on your blog and then link it to the class blog. Here is one by Amanda Sylvestre: I LOVE YOU I love you like the colors love rainbows I love you like Juliet loves her Romeo I love you like the wind loves waves I love you like words love…

Mentor Poets

We have watched many spoken words poets and talked about their content and style. Now that you have viewed others on your own, tell us who would you use as a mentor for writing and performing your poetry. Also, tell us how they will help you with your poetry. Be sure to include a link…

Show Some Love

I want to say, “Kudos” to those of you who have been commenting on the blogs of your fellow classmates. Thanks for being a valuable part of our blogging community! I, like your classmates, desire and crave feedback on my writing. I grimace when I open my post or read someone else’s and see that…

Being Reflective

Mr. Reeves came to share his experiences growing up in Durban, South Africa during the system of apartheid. His account of life in the segregated city gave a chilling view into what it was like to be black, colored, or white during such a tumultuous time in that country’s history. Listening to Mr.Reeves I was…