Poem Pictures
2nd grade

Inspired by poet-artist Kenneth Patchen, and the figured drawing method from Reggio Emilia, I've been experimenting with having young poets pull a favorite line our of their poem--and turn it into a picture. Here are four strong examples, from four girls whose names just happened to start with A, from Ms. Thompson's classroom at Washington Elementary. Click on the artwork for a larger image.



When I say something my smile shows everyone I am as sweet as tasty chocolate   When I am melancholy my caring heart starts to break into little bits and pieces of ice falling from the Willis Tower.  
When I am creeped out with my heart I feel I am being watched.   When I run fast my hair whips and sways wildly in the cold rushing wind.  


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