Sunday, November 15, 2009

Poem for Two Voices

Went to the Intesol Conference in Indy this weekend. Was phenomenal! Best one I've been to yet! One great activity that we did was in Katie Brooks and Maggie Robillard's presentation--we wrote a poem for two voices. While I'm an avid poem writer, I've not yet tried this type. I worked with two inspirational writers/teachers; here's what we came up with:

Social Studies Class
by Denise Anderson, Ana Arroyo (both IPS School 15), and Sarah Steele

I sit every day                                    I stand every day
listening                                                talking
                                                                 About American ideals
About America's ideas
                                                                 The Founding Fathers
They found padres?
I'm lost                                                  My students are lost
Here we go again                               Let's try again
I have a question                              Shh!
                                                                 We have to get through this lesson
But, but who are the padres?      THE   F OU N D ING  FAA THERS
But                                                          You're interrupting
Stop!                                                       Stop!


  1. The second column looks aligned on my school computer but not on my home computer. And when I switch it, it looks funny on the other one! For some reason...this reeeally bothers me! Darn perfectionist!