Thursday, January 27, 2011

Poem #4 of Sock Week Challenge - #302

Photo by Amy LV

This is poem #4 in this week's write-about-one-topic-in-many-ways-challenge.  At this time, a second class of students will be joining us as well as some middle school enrichment students from Caledonia Mumford and homeschoolers Nathaniel and Jessica.  Do check out Nathaniel and Jessica's poems now if you can.  Too, I have been enjoying the fifth grade poems from Jamie Palmer's class through their wonderful kidblogs and hope to share some of them with you soon.

Students - Yesterday, I enjoyed exploring this weird sock question - Do socks have a right or left?  They might, but I have never figured this out.  

I wrote the first draft of this poem in the first person, "When I am asleep..."  Rereading and revising, I decided to write it in the second person, or "you" voice.  This brings the reader in more directly and feels face-to-face.  You might try this in your poem for today.  Speak right to your reader...using the word "you."

Another thing I learned: I am not the only person who has ever wondered about this question.  These answers made me giggle.

Please let us know if you might join in writing poems about one topic for the next three days!  All are welcome to play.

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  1. Dear Miss Amy,

    I liked your poem, "Thank You to Sun," the best of all your sock poems so far. The second stanza was quiet and comforting. I am pleased with the comments you've given me about my poems. Thank you.

    Jessica, aged 10 1/2

  2. Dear Miss Amy,

    "Right or Left," has been my favorite poem of yours this week. I like the idea of socks fighting at night.

    Thanks for the encouragement on my poems. I have two hermit crabs, Hermie and Scuttles, and I'm using them for inspiration.

    Nathaniel, aged 12

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