HPMS 424 Poetry Celebration

The Hunts Point Middle School 424 Poetry & Portfolio Celebration, 5/14/2010 For 7 years, I’ve been teaching Poetry to my 7th Graders. Instead of exploring high school or other advanced poetry, I focus upon a variety of themes to teach poetic devices: Onomatopoeia, alliteration, simile, metaphor, rhyme, repetition, meter, double-entendre, personification, hyperbole, etc. I do, however, […]

Here’s a narrative Vignette…

I’m working on narrative writing moments with my students at MS424.  Basically, moments can be small, medium, and large (just like fries at McDonalds).  Instead, the small snapshot moment is the Vignette (I recommend reading the tradebook “House On Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros for a series of Vignettes); the medium narrative is the anecdote […]