Grade 6 and 7 Creative Writing Teacher
This Week in Creative Writing:
6th grade is continuing to look at figurative language, including similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia.
7th grade is working on the draft of their "Hero" Essay, which will include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Reading Connections (formerly "SSR"): Creative Writing will take part in the school-wide program of "Reading Connections" on Tuesday and Thursday of each week at the beginning of class. Students need to bring a reading book with them to class! :)
Ms. Goode's "Where I'm From" poem
I am from slow cookers,
pork chops and apple sauce,
and sneaking Reese's peanut butter cups
off the top shelf of the pantry.
I am from Broad Run,
dogwood flowers, and the
unfortunate swarm of wasps
that overtook me one day
by the swing set.
I am from "Peace be with you,"
and "Cool your jets,"
and from playing hide-and-seek
in Grandma Dorothy's jumbled up basement.
In my closet, there is a dark-green fleece jacket,
passed down from my mother.
The tag has faded,
but her warmth remains.
I am from the love and strength
with which she guided me.