One of the things we have been working on so diligently in sixth grade is the craft of writing. The past three weeks we have been studying poetry, we have sampled from greats such as Walt Whitman and Maya Angelou as well as Dr. Seuss and Eugene Fields. Students explored independently as well as in guided exposure many different styles and mediums of poetry, music was a quick favorite ranging in artists from Dierks Bentley and Beyonce to Billie Holiday and Bob Marley. Students experimented with creating their own versions of free verse, light verse, haiku, rhyme and many more! Here are some samples of students sharing their haikus!