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Mrs. McKeown's Poetry
30 Days of Poetry - Day 6


Why Bother With Poetry
A Concrete or Shape poem
Free Verse or Unrhymed Poem
A Student's Poem
Stump the Teacher
My Poem
Poetry References
Poet Study - Poems
Poet Study - Biography
Poet Study-Jack Prelutsky
International Poet
Native American Poet
Naoshi Koriyama (extra)
Asian American Poet
Hispanic/Latino Poet
Gary Soto extra
African American Poet
Picture Book
Social Studies
Poem /Sung
Two Groups
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Douglas Florian
Judith Viorst
Jack Prelutsky 2
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstein
Folk Poem
Song Lyrics
Classic Poetry
Mother Goose
Picture Book Poem
Arthur Guiterman

I don't Understand...:
Begin the poem with "I don't understand..." List three things you don't understand about the world or people.  Name the thing you don't understand most of all.  End the poem with an example of something you DO understand.
Student Example:
I don't understand...
   why people dislike me
   why people can't get along
   why dogs are colorblind and cat's aren't
But most of all
   why people are prejudiced
   why people must move away
   why people argue over stupid stuff
   why there is wars
What I understand most is
   why trees grow
   why birds chirp
   why the sun shines
   why the car goes.
---Anita Pepper (Grade 10)