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Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, Students Learn Poetry through Love That Dog

Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, Students Learn Poetry through Love That Dog
Posted on 12/06/2017

The fourth grade students are reading Love That Dog, a book written completely in poetry form. This free verse piece of literature introduces the students to the idea that anyone can create poetry and that there are all different forms of poetry that you can use to convey your thoughts and emotions. The students are introduced to well-known poets, such as Robert Frost, as well as new forms of poetry, such as concrete or shape poems. While reading, the students are working together to answer comprehension questions, define vocabulary, and create their own poems inspired by Love That Dog. Students will also be taking a field trip to Walt Whitman's Birthplace this month to take part in a poetry workshop and learn the history of one of Long Island's most famous poets.

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