classwork

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

NaPoWriMo 27

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.

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5 thoughts on “classwork

  1. What a great exercise for the kids, Brenda. They are indeed lucky to have you as a teacher. I am trying to get my kids to write with proper grammar and punctuation. It feels like an up hill battle, but we are pushing forward.

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  2. Love the idea of pencils cowering in corners! Your students are fortunate to have a teacher willing to share writing with them rather than simply directing THEM to write. (I never had an English, or any other, teacher do that when I was in school!) I used to do it with my students occasionally.

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