Well, I thought my ideas/lesson on Anne Bradstreet poetry were awesome. And I thought the students would hit the small-group presentations on Bradstreet poetry right out of the park! I was wrong. 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