Thursday, April 11, 2013

So much depends upon...

Every year during poetry month I have my students create idea webs of all their thoughts about poetry, even the negative ones; especially the negative ones because by the end of the month, my hope is that their feelings will grow and evolve, just like Jack in Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, our current read aloud in sixth grade.

So here are some of the Jacks in my classroom:
It's such a shame when students hold back their true feelings. ;)

I'm the poetry monster!

This just made me laugh because I read this book quite a few months ago.

Someone has some strong feelings about red wheelbarrows.

I can't wait to see if I'm able to change the mind of all these students by the first of May.  :)

Oh, and in case you've never seen it before, this is why many of my students, not just the one above, have some strong feelings about red wheelbarrows.

The Red Wheelbarrow
by William Carlos Williams

So much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white


  1. Ha! I love the red wheelbarrow drawing (and all the other too). This was always my favorite William Carlos Williams:

    1. I love that one too. In fact, we used this one in class yesterday to write false apology poems, a la Gail Carson Levine's book Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It.