National Poetry Month means I write my own mentor texts for a lot of my lessons, because poetry is my jam.
Today we wrote “how to” poems and I wrote about how to write a poem. Very meta. Here it is:
How to Write a Poem
Open your eyes
and your mind
Observe what is not there
Crumple up the rules,
discard them like wrapping paper
on Christmas morning.
Invite your soul out to play
Let words fall onto paper
tiny raindrops dotting the pavement
Eventually blurring together
to make art. -JLG 4/16/19
How are you and your students celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth??