Examine our privilege and take responsibility for systemic inequalities.
By Celia Berrell
POEM: Kylie Covark
Teacher Notes: Jeanie Axton
This poem is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the language of poetry to your class. When you read the poem to the students get them to point out the words that create feeling. Then to extend the class list possible alternative words in this poem.
Acrostics are a simple way to introduce a unit of work on poetry. I have found students find them easy enough to write. An idea is to start with their name and then each letter is a self descriptor. For example: SAM
The good copy of these poems with a photo or illustration could be made into a class book for students to reread during the year.