ROANOKE POETRY JAMS - APRIL 8, 2016
(April 8, 2016--Riverhead, NY) Second graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School spend some time each year listening to, reading and writing poetry. They begin by looking at poetry and comparing it to other genres. POETRY JAMS are a fun way to share the young poets' hard work and poems with an audience. The room is decorated, a stage area is set up, the poems are memorized, and the parents are invited.
It doesn't take second graders very long to figure out that poets use different conventions to make their poems exciting. After reading many "mentor" poems by their favorite poets, the students eagerly write their own poems trying out many of the conventions: rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition and similes found in the poems they read.
Here's just a sampling of poems the audience heard at Room 201's AND Room 301's Poetry Jams.
POETRY JAM - MS. SPINELLI'S CLASS
The students are able to enjoy their classmate's poems for years to come, as they each go home with a