Friday, January 21, 2011

Tonight I can Write...

I love teaching poetry to my kids at school.  This year, I've given them a variety of poems from the curriculum to analyze.  Lots of the poems they give the kids are about very accessible subjects, basketball, motorcycles, growing up, etc.  I'm teaching them how to read a poem.  Three quarters of understanding a poem is in how you read it.

So I threw some Pablo Neruda at them.  "Tonight I can Write..." And they threw the basketball and motorcycles right out the window. 

And from the back of the room, the same kid that told me two days ago, "Miss, I HATE poetry.  I just don't get the point," said, "Miss!  This poem go HARD!"

Pretty sure that's a good thing. :)