So, I'm in the midst of the poetry unit at work. And in my efforts to mix in some "fun" with the "real poetry," today we were working with alphabet poems. You know.... pick a topic, then each word of the poem starts with a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
And I have an example to share. From the actual teacher materials. So the students can see what a finished product looks like before they begin working. The topic of this alphabet poem is food.
And it gets rolling.... Apples. Bubbly casserole. Delicious eggplant. You get the idea.
As we move through the alphabet, we come to the L/M portion. What does the sample, geared toward adolescent children, say?
Yes. You read that right. Luscious. Melons.
Ninety-eight 6th graders. And luscious melons.
I give each lesson three times a day. Not one group could keep their giggles in.
Those giggles turned to full out guffaws when we came to the letter W.
You guessed it.
Like it could be anything else. Is there even another food that begins with the letter W?
And all I could do was stand at the front of the room and say "Yes. I said wieners."
I cannot wait to see what their homework looks like.
PS - In yesterday's lesson on concrete poetry, the example was The Autobiography of Murray the Fart. Welcome to my world.