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Fall Poetry!

I hopped over to Comprehension Connection to check out her great resources for poetry and decided to link up for Thematic Thursday!

I can clearly remember my third grade teacher Mrs. Grasty requiring us to memorize a poem a week. My favorite poem was and still is: Mother to Son by Langston Hughes. I believe it was in third grade that I decided I wanted to become a teacher. Just like Mrs. Grasty!

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

~Langston Hughes
Check out these poems found at The Kindergarten Connection and some other great activities pinned on my Poetry Pinterest board! 

Thanks for stopping by and remember to hop on over to Comprehension Connection to link up and share your poetry ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! You got to link up again! I love your poetry board too. Phonics poems are so nice for word work and reinforcing COW.
    Have a great weekend!