It’s almost the end of the school year, which makes me think of both summer writing projects and What I Did This Summer back-to-school projects. Ugh. Those projects result in boring summaries, in my experience. Wouldn’t it be fun to ask students to pick one small moment each week and write an equation poem or a haiku or some other short poem to capture that moment?
And if you did it as a back-to-school project, maybe you could ask them to bring in photos of their favorite summer memories for moments. (If your students wouldn’t be able to bring photos in, you could bring in some iconic summer images yourself to show, and you could ask, Did you go swimming? Etc.) Then you could write poems together. Check out this lovely post from Two Writing Teachers about writing life equations. I love what they did—and the results!
For more equation poem resources, visit my Snowman-Cold=Puddle page.
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]