Poetry is a creative way for students to express themselves. Through this poetry residency, fourth and fifth grade students will receive guidance from a published poet, and learn to communicate their thoughts and feelings through poetry. By tapping into students’ creativity and introducing them to a new medium, poetry will enhance writing skills as it energizes both students and teachers. Students will receive individualized instruction and be encouraged to write in both English and Chinese, learning about the rich tradition of poetry in China along the way. Each student will produce a book of poetry by the end of the residency. Watch for videos documenting this uplifting project.
Submitter: Cathy Berger