Poetry Contest

This year when I taught my unit on poetry, I encouraged my 6th-8th grade students to enter various poetry contests. In fact, during the month of April we read, wrote, and listened to Haiku, Sonnets, Ballads, Narrative, Epics, and Odes. When my students began to receive notifications of being winners in the contest; they were elated and motivated to enter again next year. I am so glad that they had the opportunity to participate in this contest and get recognition for their hard work.

Kimiko Pettis

Thomas Hoyne Elementary, Illinois