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Lift Every Voice Nationwide Celebration of 250 years of African-American Poetry


I am going to read Oak & Ivy by Paul Laurence Dunbar. What about you?

Read a Black poet online at Sora and MackinVIA.

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Michelle Mayhood, poetry, Sara Paulson-Yarovoy, Windows Movie maker

About me poem movies by 1st graders

Michelle Mayhood and I collaborated on this project. 1st graders wrote an acrostic poem based on their name in the classroom, as a part of writing closely tied to word work. Then in the library media center, they illustrated the words with MS Paint and typed them using “titles” on Windows Movie Maker. They sequenced them (matching pictures to words) using WMM, and I simply saved them as movies and gave them each a CD with their and their classmates’ movies on them. Here is Luisana’s movie. Here is Tony’s movie. Here is Keshawne’s movie. Here is Meikel’s movie.