Friday, April 26, 2013

"Body Art" by Marilyn Singer

Here is the last of our student-created "poem movies." This one features Marilyn Singer's poem, "Body Art," and is created by graduate student Phyllis Yarbro. Click here to watch it.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 35, for the theme, "Summer Vacation."

We hope you've enjoyed our homemade masterpieces. We've had fun making them and exploring ways to use technology to promote poetry!


Next up: Backstories for some of the poems in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School from the poets themselves.




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Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Grandma's House" by Kate Coombs

Here is a "poem movie" for Kate Coombs's poem, "Grandma's House," created by graduate student Sherri Wilcox. Watch it here.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 13, for the theme, "Families."

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"The Waking House" by Charles Ghigna

Here is a "poem movie" for Charles Ghigna's poem, "The Waking House," created by graduate student Casey Torisk. Check it out.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 12, for the theme, "House & Home."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Wong's Café" by Janet Wong

Here is a "poem movie" for Janet Wong's poem, "Wong's Café," created by graduate student Karen Tassone. Look for it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 16, for the theme, "Holidays."

Monday, April 22, 2013

"According to Bread" by Lesléa Newman

Here is a "poem movie" for Lesléa Newman's poem, "According to Bread," created by graduate student Jill Swann. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 32, for the theme, "Metaphor & Simile."

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"These Hands" by Renée M. LaTulippe

Here is a "poem movie" for Renée M. LaTulippe's poem, "These Hands," created by graduate student Ann Siejka. Watch it below.


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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 15, for the theme, "Stuff We Love."

Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Pen" by Nikki Grimes

Here is a "poem movie" for the poem, "Pen," written by Nikki Grimes and created by graduate student Lisa Scott. Watch it here or below.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 33, for the theme, "Personification."

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Restless" by Joyce Sidman

Here is a "poem movie" for Joyce Sidman's poem, "Restless," created by graduate student Ellen Samples. Check it out.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 34, for the theme, "On the Move."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"First Practice" by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Here is a "poem movie" for Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's poem, "First Practice," created by graduate student Sabrina Ramirez. Watch it here.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 14, for the theme, "Community."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Meet the Saurus" by Heidi Mordhorst

Here is a "poem movie" for Heidi's poem, "Meet the Saurus," created by graduate student Karey Pustejovsky.


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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 28, for the theme, "Books."

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Names" by Julie Larios

Here is a "poem movie" for "Names" by Julie Larios created by graduate student Priscilla Pineda. Look for it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 10, for the theme, "Food."

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Giving" by Jane Yolen

Here is a "poem movie" for Jane Yolen's poem, "Giving," created by graduate student Jennifer Normile.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 15, for the theme, "Stuff We Love."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Dear Monster of Loch Ness" by Jack Prelutsky

Here is a "poem movie" for Jack Prelutsky's poem, "Dear Monster of Loch Ness," created by graduate student Megan Moulton.






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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 7, for the theme, "In the Water."

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"Night Light" by Carole Gerber

Here is a "poem movie" for Carole Gerber's poem, "Night Light," created by graduate student Julie Mosty. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 8, for the theme, "In the Air."





Friday, April 12, 2013

"Spiral Glide" by Mary Lee Hahn

Here is a "poem movie" for Mary Lee Hahn's poem, "Spiral Glide," created by graduate student Judy Lucas. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 8, for the theme, "In the Air."




Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Sixth Grade Class" by Deborah Ruddell


Here is a "poem movie" for Deborah Ruddell's poem, "Sixth Grade Art Class: The First Day," created by graduate student Ilana Locker.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 20, for the theme, "Art & Colors."




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Fishing Trip" by Charles Waters

Here is a "poem movie" for Charles Waters's poem, "Fishing Trip," created by graduate student Michelle Lee. Watch the digital film here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 17, for the theme, "Time Together."




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Advice to Rapunzel" by Eileen Spinelli

Here is a "poem movie" for Eileen Spinelli's poem, "Advice to Rapunzel," created by graduate student Megan Lacaze. Look for it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 21, for the theme, "Love & Friendship."



Monday, April 8, 2013

"Future Hoopsters" by Avis Harley

Here is a "poem movie" for Avis Harley's poem, "Future Hoopsters," created by graduate student Kendra Hensley. Look for it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 31, for the theme, "Different Forms" (of poetry).




Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Fourths of Me" by Armenda Elkins

Here is a "poem movie" for Betsy Franco's poem, "Fourths of Me," created by graduate student Armenda Elkins. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 30, for the theme, "Rhyme, Repetition & Rhythm."

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"Breaking the Spell" by Debbie Levy

Here is a "poem movie" for Debbie Levy's poem, "Breaking the Spell," created by graduate student Anna Darst. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 27, for the theme, "World of Words."



Friday, April 5, 2013

"Safe in My Shell" by Ann Whitford Paul

Here are actually TWO "poem movies" in one for Ann Whitford Paul's poem, "Safe in My Shell," created by my graduate student, Dana. Dana very creatively offers a "literal" interpretation of the poem featuring the shy and retiring turtle, followed by a pensive "human" look at another meaning of the poem. Ingenious!

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 6, for the theme, "On the Ground."

You MUST check out the amazing poet videos over at No Water River, too. Blogger and PFAMS poet, Renee LaTulippe, does brilliant work here. She's gathered a bunch of our amazing PFAMS poets reading their PFAMS poems-- thank you, all-- and even has Mary Skelly's classroom involved. See what amazing poetry work those kids are doing too!

Finally, don't miss the Poetry Friday party that PFA/PFAMS poet Robyn Hood Black is hosting over at Read, Write, Howl. See you there!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"In the School Band" by David L. Harrison

Here is a "poem movie" for David L. Harrison's poem, "In the School Band," created by graduate student Amanda Butler. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 2, for the theme, "More School."


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"The Run" by Avis Harley

Here is a "poem movie" for Avis Harley's poem, "The Run," created by graduate student Katy Brandeland. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the eighth grade section, week 3, for the theme, "Fun & Games."



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Fixer-Upper" by Terry Webb Harshman


Here is a "poem movie" for Terry Webb Harshman's poem, "Fixer-Upper" created by graduate student Blaire Beathard. Watch it here.

This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the seventh grade section, week 12, for the theme, "House & Home."




Monday, April 1, 2013

"Your Appendix is a Mystery" by Allan Wolf

Here is a "poem movie" for Allan Wolf's poem, "Your Appendix is a Mystery," created by graduate student Brienna Ayers.

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This poem is featured in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School in the sixth grade section, week 18, for the theme, "The Human Body." Brienna's film is a fun example of what kids themselves might try as they interpret poems with digital tools.