Today I am a storm.
A whirlwind of emotion
I can’t hold it inside
–from Today by Gillian Engelbrecht
Does this describe any of your students? Encourage them to put their thoughts and feelings in a poem and enter the 2010 Word Up! Poetry Contest. The contest begins on January 11, and is open to Howard County students in grades 6 through 12. View complete contest details and the 2009 winning poems.
For ideas on incorporating Word Up! into your lesson plans, flip through our Word Up! Educator Resource brochure.
Katie George - Howard County Library Administration