I love poetry! Next month is national poetry month (not in Venezuela, but I’m bringing it to my classroom!). Yesterday I read a post from a fellow slicer about “found poems” and it inspired a lesson in my third grade class.
We are finishing up a unit on historical fiction but we are also gearing up for national poetry month. I combined these subjects with the help of my class to write a found poem about Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.
Freedom Quilt Found Poem
When I was eleven
I picked crops as a slave
in the hot sun
Aunt Rachel taught me how to sew
Then I got to work in the Big House instead
A map is a picture of the land
I worked on the quilt for a long time
Then one night the quilt was done
Maybe others could use it
People just follow the stitches to freedom