Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
[My Classroom Connections posts will 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!]
Of course black history should be integrated into the classroom all year long! But since it will get some extra attention in the coming month, here’s an acrostic poem inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. This is from Tiny Dreams, Sprouting Tall: Poems About the United States (Capstone Press, 2008).
Dare to say
Race does not matter and
Each person can do
Amazing things. This is
–by Laura Purdie Salas (Tiny Dreams, Sprouting Tall: Poems About the United States, Capstone Press, 2008)
Wouldn’t it be cool to have students create posters about their own dreams for the future?
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet-educator Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink!