Monday, September 23, 2013

Poetry Work

Last week, the boys and girls read "Halfway Down" by A.A. Milne
This was the BEST shared reading time we have had. They read the poem several times and noted how "sad" it was. The students used inference skills to describe why he stops in the middle of the stairs. I was amazed by how they took this poem and ran with it!!! Teachers stress over the rigor of Common Core; however, sadly, we are not giving our kids enough credit! The curiosity, wonder, and inquiry are there, we just have to provide the opportunities!
Here's the link for the poem performed by the Muppets:

Here are a few responses on why he stops in the middle of the stairs...

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