Posts by Erin Stokes

Poetry- Getting to know you

Discussion by: Erin Stokes on Tue, 2013-11-05 09:03 with 0 comments

At the beginning of the school year, I want to get to know
my students. I want to understand what events in their lives make them who they
are. Usually, one activity I do with my students is to have them create a
simple timeline of their lives, detailing the most traumatic and exciting
events of their lives.

As I read the poem “Destination” by Parker Elkins (2013
edition), I thought that my students could be challenged to create a similar
poem about important events in their lives. Each student could choose one event
from his or her timeline about which to write.

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