A Magical Place – Katy, Grade 6

A Magical Place Shimmering lakes of slippery ice Greets the skates’ scarring slice. Hills decorated in summit white Watch the kids sleigh into the night. In the dazzling auroras of the Northern light, Snowy owls in pines take flight. Evergreens draped in robes of snow, Their big branches hanging heavy …

Haikus – Shawn, Grade 4

These haikus are written by one of my grade 4 students. He has successfully followed the syllable pattern. He has also used the appropriate vocabulary to write about the topics he has chosen. Finally, by writing haikus that make sense, he has exceeded my expectations of a grade 4 student. …

When Love Strikes – Candy, Grade 10

This poem is written by one of my grade 10 students. She has applied strikingly deep similes and metaphors along with many sound devices, such as alliteration and assonance. She has also tried to make the poem sound rhythmic at times, which makes it fun to read.