Raw Write #1
The theme for this quarter’s readings in my sophomore reading strategies class is self-awareness. Students choose their own independent books while the pieces we study in class to supplement our comprehension mini-lessons (poems, short stories, journal articles and a class novel) all relate to this universal theme.
With PLAN testing, we had a shortened day yesterday and took the opportunity to journal, or raw write. The invite for the day was to write a self-expressive, free verse poem. I wrote mine below rather quickly; although, it’s indicative of what I told the students to express – whatever was in their minds at the moment. It’s darker than what I usually pen, and I don’t like it. I’ll write a happier piece tomorrow, I’m sure. But for now, this was the quiet scream in my head.
Expressive blank stare