Our first day, after the assemblies, we dove into some writing clinics in the classrooms. We wrote list poems with the first graders – did some questioning poems with second graders – worked on understanding the difference between subjective and objective with the third grade and then composed personification pieces with the year nines.
The found poems were a success because of the meeting Heather and I had before our visit. We discussed the lesson, which consists of close reading a passage, picking out important phrases, and then building a poem from these power phrases implementing the use of poetic elements.
We have just spent a unique week in Mozambique at the American International School of Maputo and it was really not enough time.
It seems almost no matter where one goes on the great continent of Africa one must do so by passing through Johannesburg South Africa.