"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, April 16, 2018

Blackout Poems...found by 5th graders on the pages of some favorite books

Poetry Month always includes some time for my students to find poetry on the printed page. 

This is hard work. You have to read a few pages, choose one that speaks to you, and then find the poem within the text. I model starting a few with the students to demonstrate the process.

As if this isn't a challenging enough task on its own, this year I again encouraged my fifth graders to also create an image from their blackout poems that would help the reader better understand their poem. 

Here are a few examples of their work: