Revising is so hard for students in any genre. Poetry is no different. My team mates and I are trying to incorporate revising into this unit of study almost daily, to make it more routine. Throughout the unit we will share with them different revising strategies to try. One of these strategies is to try to write the poem to the tune of a song. I’m going to encourage my students to choose nursery rhymes and lullaby’s that we all know to try this.
So off I went. Yikes! So much harder than I expected. It took a long time too. Maybe it was the song I picked, maybe it was because I don’t think of myself as a poet or maybe I’m just being to hard on myself. Either way, here is my attempt at revising my poem to the tune of Are You Sleeping (Frère Jacques) Would love to hear your thoughts and/or suggestions.
Stapler (try #2)
Open, closed! Open, closed!
Seeing paper, seeing paper
clamping down and biting, clamping down and biting
Click click Ahhhh, click click ahhhh!