SOLSC17: 29/31, Student Poetry Postcards

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

See these student poetry postcards?  It’s the culmination of a research unit in grades third through fifth.  Earlier this year, students selected an animal, a person, or a place to study.

2017After they gather their research, students use the research to write a poem.  This makes them producers of new information, not just consumers.

Students share their poems with me. Poems are printed on postcard paper (Avery 8387) and illustrated.  Finally, the postcards are addressed and mailed to those who’ve requested them.

Sometimes students will get a response but it’s not a requirement.  It’s a way to spread poetry joy for National Poetry Month.

If you would like one, you can sign up HERE.

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3 Responses to SOLSC17: 29/31, Student Poetry Postcards

  1. karpenglish says:

    What a wonderful idea, and a great way to spread poetry joy in April. I love the fact that they are researching and becoming producers of information and being creative all at the same time.

  2. Tara Smith says:

    What a great idea – those postcards are bursting with poetry joy.

  3. Lisa Corbett says:

    FUN! I have never heard of this. I am going to think about how I might be able to do something like it in my class. It seems like a good May/June activity.

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