Eighth Grade Poems
The eighth grade students in the RSP program at River Glen School spent six weeks studying poetry and writing their own poems. Two of the poems they wrote were used in this project. Each student wrote a poem entitled "Where I Come From." After completing the poem they posted the poems on their web site at Think.com as a way of introducing themselves.
Where I Come From
I come from a silent neighborhood,
I come from playing soccer
I come from tortillas and tacos,
I come from "estudiar mucho"
I come from love, respect,
That is where I come from.
The eighth grade students also wrote poems using pictures of rivers as a way to help them develop descriptive language. These river poems were made into PowerPoint presentations and posted on their Think.com web sites. They were also shown to the seventh grade students who were beginning their water resources projects.
Click to view the PowerPoint presentations:
If you need more time to read the poems, click the pause button on the movie.