Poetry Friday: A selection of student poems

December 3rd, 2010

This week we bring you a couple of student poems that appear in Debbie Miller’s book Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades. They appear in the chapter about creating mental images, so read these poems and then let your mind wander to the images the words conjure.


Icicles drop
in the morning light,
and freeze
in the darkness
of the night.
Icicles scream
as if they were talking
to the wind.

— Caroline


When I hold my Guinea Pig
he makes me feel
safe inside.
Warm fur
red eyes
chubby little body.
Henry is my buddy.

— Olivia


The leaves
tiptie to the ground
with only a soft, gentle sound.
We hear the leaves go
crinkle, crackle
crunch, crunch
under our feet.
We rake them into a mountain
of red, orange,
yellow, brown and purple.
The leaves
tiptoe to the ground
with only a soft, gentle sound

— Madison and Camille

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