So in our Springboard Curriculum for Grade 9 we are writing poetry. I recall writing a poem in high school to enter into a girl's yearbook at the end of the senior year. Fortunately, I actually remember the poem so I used it as an illustration in class. That motivated me to write some other examples as the students are writing. It became fun. So I have attached my collection above.
Here is an example of a student reflection on the assignment:
Over the course of writing my poetry anthology my writing style
has changed along with how I interpret poetry. At the beginning of my
writing experience I was uninspired and dreading writing these poems.
By the end I am currently enthralled with the idea of writing more
poetry. Most of poems have a similar theme; they mostly pertain to love
and the heart break that is part of love. As my writing goes on I open up
to other things and write about stuff that isn’t so “teenage”. Writing
these poems has defiantly opened my mind. After writing each poem the
next one seemed to come easier to me.
John Alfred Riebli