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- Choose a natural artifact from a geographical
region that is dear to you.
- Read some selections from Neruda like,
"Monsoons," that emphasize Neruda's love for his geographical
- Model your own poem about your geographical
region after Neruda's.
Use your own natural artifact to remind your five senses of the
place, or as a focus for your poem.
- Focus on Show,
Not Tell in your poem by taking a one
inch picture frame (from Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird) and viewing
your region through it.
What would a snapshot SHOW?
Consider your five senses.
Revel in the smells, sounds, feelings, tastes, and sights of your
- Read to response group.
What questions do they have about your place? (from Barry Lane,
After the End) Use those questions to further your poem.
- Re-vision. Edit.
- Publish. Post. Collect. Display with
Team up with a science class.
Team up with a geography class.
Create a cross-curricular exhibit of regions and
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Poetry | Using
Odes | Using
The Book of Questions |
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| Co-Teachers - Doug
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or Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
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