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."

6 comments:

  1. Wow,Ellen did such a great job on this! Those images are so moving. Love it. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. What a terrific way to bring a poem to life! I agree with Irene, Ellen melded the poem with images and music, in a really powerful way! I know our middle school kids would LOVE this! I'm going to try it! Thanks so much!

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  3. Beautifully done! All the elements come together: the images, the music, the text (very effective to show it before the reading), the tone of the reading. This is a super example of a poem movie.

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  4. Aww, shucks. Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed the process of creating the poem movie and became immersed in the language--a very rewarding experience.

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  5. Ellen, I loved watching this. You did a beautiful job! Thank you for spotlighting my poem in this way.

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