Hallways belch pencils.
Beneath lines of lockers
the pencils cower in corners
waiting for custodial collection
at each day’s quiet completion.
Brenda Warren 2012
This is a practice in personification and alliteration. On Monday, 🙂 my students will identify the personification and alliteration in the piece. They will also write down their thoughts about why the author chose “cower,” and “belch,” then share their thoughts with a partner. This is a glimpse of a mini lesson in my classroom. They are working on their own pieces that are due next Tuesday, so this will provide a model. It also gives me something to post for Day 27. Woo Hoo!
Our wing’s custodian leaves the pencils she collects in a cup in my classroom for students.