by Amy LV
Students - Sometimes I wonder and imagine what other people and animals are thinking and doing inside of their minds. This poem came from such a place. I thought about our children when they were babies, and I wondered what they dreamed about. Of course I do not know, so I made it up. Writing is great like that. If you don't know something...imagine that you do, and write from that place. Your brain at work!
Teachers - This is also a list poem, a simple poem structure which often ends with a twist, or in this case, a very short line. Writing list poems is a great thing to try on as a class, even at the end of a science or social studies unit.
If you want to know more about dreams and dreaming, visit Wonderopolis, an incredible resource for all sorts of wonders.
You may know that I have been participating in a March Madness poetry tournament over at Ed DeCaria's blog, Think Kid, Think! The whole concept is so clever, and I made a bunch of new poemwriting friends. Now I am out, and there are only 4 poets left. We can keep reading and enjoying and following the madness here for about another week, and the new poems go up on Saturday morning!
Happy almost National Poetry Month...
To celebrate April, I will be doing three special things. The first is a Dictionary Hike, which you can read about here or at the top left hand corner of this blog. Please feel free to join in for any letter you wish, maybe the first letter of your name?
The second special thing is that I will be featuring poet-notebooks over at Sharing Our Notebooks, my blog dedicated to notebooks. So far we will be peeking into notebooks of Allan Wolf, Janet Wong, and Rebecca Kai Dotlich! Stay tuned.
Finally, you can watch for a few poetry book giveaways here throughout the month. I'll let you know about those and also where I will be sharing around the Internet. (Yesterday I recorded my first poetry video...with sheep...so funny!)
Guess what? The Poem Farm is 2 years old now. What began as a whim to write a poem each day for a month in 2010 grew to a poem each day for a whole year and then...well...I just stayed. Thank you so much for reading and visiting, and I appreciate all of your kindness and sharing.
Heidi is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at My Juicy Little Universe. Don't miss the fun on this last Friday before National Poetry Month begins.
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