In honor of National Poetry Month, Marion Street Elementary School students recently helped put together their second exhibit “Great American Poets: Words That Inspire” in the school’s “museum.”
Coordinated by library media specialist Marie Sarro-Pizarro, the museum exhibit is featured outside of the school library. One wall showcases poems from each library class, representing the 12 different forms of poetry such as acrostic, haiku, shape, single word, sensory and free verse poems. The other wall features fifth grade research on six great American poets: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky and Amanda Gorman. The fifth graders worked together with their classmates to create a biography poster of their individual poet of study for the exhibit, while practicing their notetaking skills and summarizing key details.
All Marion Street students in grades 1-5 visited the completed museum during the school day. With clipboards in hand, the classes explored the exhibit and answered questions about the poems and research on display. The museum exhibit was a creative way to further develop students’ knowledge of poetry.