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Stacey’s Seventh of Eight Poems

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A One Week Poetry Challenge

JOY: Five Senses Poem

Originally uploaded by teachergal

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.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

5 thoughts on “Stacey’s Seventh of Eight Poems Leave a comment

  1. I think the Poetry Challenge is a great idea, and I think that any personal work shared with students has enormous value–the insight into the writing process is so important, as girlgriot said above. Thanks for sharing this poem!


  2. I like to share work with my students — I write when they write, and I ususally read when they share their writing. I use published texts, of course, but I think it’s helpful for them to see the process as they try to navigate their way through their own processes.


  3. I think it’s great to read your process for this poem. I forget sometimes, that I’m keeping up with this challenge and unlike you, I am not teaching full time, and it’s a challenge.
    I think it’s been great to see your prompts and then your piece. I think your modeling as a poet-teacher is inspiring and that is unique.
    I think these a great models.


  4. I agree with you about using “published” mentor text…and using a variety is best. I like to do poet studies throughout the school year…along with author studies. But…I am so glad that you did this challenge because it got me back into writing poetry and I think if our students see us give it a go…whether it is bad stuff or good stuff…they will see the possibilities that are out there for them selves. (I keep a copy of every poem my friends decide to publish…and we have a class anthology…using these poems in future years also allows young writers to envision themselves being able to do that same thing….thanks again for the challenge 🙂


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