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Pondering Giraffes

we watched a giraffe fall five feet into the world.

bleating and blinking,
shivering with cold –
a harsh reality breaking.

“they rarely lie down,” you murmured, 132 more words


Concrete Poems

I am always surprised how much my students like poetry and even more amazed at the poetry they create during our poetry unit. We start the poetry writing process slowly with an adjective review. 233 more words


Bully on the Bus Class Activities

Last week I visited a Year 4 class that’s studying Bully on the Bus as their class novel. They’d only recently started, but I was already impressed with the teacher’s creative approach – and the… 412 more words


Concrete Snowman

This was a lot harder to create than you may think. I may have stretched a few lines near the end to fulfill the ideal image of a snowman. 7 more words


Shape Poetry: My First Attempt

Having reached the age of twenty, I must admit I am slightly too old to be drawing pretty heart shapes on pieces of paper and then cutting them out. 356 more words

Creative Writing

Animal: What Is It?

Slithering craftily on the hunt for
   the next meal isn't it the most
         subtle beast in the field?
 Meandering like a river crawling
                                       through the forest feeling for the
                           heat of the one, soon gone from life's lease. 178 more words

Writing 201:Poetry - Day 4 - 'A Whale of a Tale'

Don’t sit there scratching your head. I’ll tell you what it’s supposed to be.
Our instructions for Day 4 include the subject of animals, the form of concrete (or shape) poems, and the technique of enjambment. 148 more words