For the past two years, I’ve been a part of a group of students and faculty from Waldorf that spends a day at Forest City High School teaching students about poetry! This is something that the college has planned with one of the English teachers at FCHS, Scott Bertelsen, and it has been a great success! Continue reading
“A woman is not a potted plant.”
Wait, what? The look of confusion on my student’s faces was prominent as I stood in front of the class with Alice Walker’s poem, “A Woman is Not a Potted Plant” and asked them what they thought that title meant.
Poetry. It’s beautiful. It’s complicated. And students often struggle to grasp the deeper meaning. Continue reading
Let’s be honest…poetry is hard. In fact, it’s the genre that makes most students squirm in their seats–from middle school to even college! Continue reading
Poetry is my favorite genre of creative writing. I love that so much can be said in so little, and I’m constantly encouraging my students to explore the figurative language and literary devices seen in poetry to deepen their own writing. Continue reading
One of the very first lessons I created was poetry-based, my favorite genre of creative writing! Continue reading