I chose to write a poem about the emotion joy. I’m not quite sure if I captured it. I think this poem is still a draft/a work in progress!
As I near the end of this week-long challenge, I feel confident that I have more poems to share with my students. However, I’m not sure that I’ve generated that many poems that I’d feel confident using as mentor poems. I still think that published poets’ poems are markedly better than the stuff I’ve created this week. Nonetheless, they’ll see my struggles, as a poet, through all of these poems/poetic forms, so I am confident that the work I’ve produced will be used during writing conferences in my classroom once we begin our poetry unit of study next month.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.