The Role of Poetry: Community Builder, Grammar Text, and Literary Tutor
According to Linda Christensen, author of Teaching for Joy and Justice, poetry levels the writing playing field.
Here is the link to a video clip of Kelly Norman Ellis performing her poem "Raised by Women".
Mentor Text Samples for Raised by Women (Pages 17-22)
Christine's 3rd Grade Samples
PJ's 5th Grade Samples
Jean's 9th Grade Samples
Mentor Text Samples for I Love Poems (Pages 38-42 in book)
Aja's 2nd Grade Samples
Shivani's 3rd Grade Samples
Gabie's 3rd Grade Samples
Tyna's 3rd Grade Samples
Janis's 5th Grade Samples
Janet's 8th Grade Samples