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Room 214: A Year in Poems #2020

Room A Year in Poems Engrossing tales from the fifth gradeEvery child is like A little world with ever changing weather Nights and mornings And somehow here we are Spinning through the universe together Unforgettable stu

  • Title: Room 214: A Year in Poems
  • Author: Helen Frost
  • ISBN: 9781250040091
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Room 214: A Year in Poems By Helen Frost, Engrossing tales from the fifth gradeEvery child is like A little world with ever changing weather,Nights and mornings And somehow, here we are,Spinning through the universe together.Unforgettable students in this fifth grade classroom reveal their private feelings about birth and death, a missing bicycle and a first kiss, as well as their thoughts about recess, report caEngrossing tales from the fifth gradeEvery child is like A little world with ever changing weather,Nights and mornings And somehow, here we are,Spinning through the universe together.Unforgettable students in this fifth grade classroom reveal their private feelings about birth and death, a missing bicycle and a first kiss, as well as their thoughts about recess, report cards, fitting in, and family.Using a rich array of traditional poetic forms, such as sonnets, sestinas, and acrostics, Helen Frost interweaves the stories of the kids in Room 214 and their teacher A final section giving detailed analyses of the twenty two forms will be of special interest.

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    1. A nice glimps into the varied personalities that make up a classroom I imagine many young readers would see this as a lesson in empathy, the different views are all fairly expressed and make you think about the other side of situations There was some nice imagery, but it lacked anything particularly standout.

    2. 4.5 Stars A book by and centered on a teacher, her students, and their experiences in and out of the classroom some of the poem brought a chuckle while others eschewed a tear here or there I ve been finding myself getting and invested in poetry in recent years, and this was a satisfying addition to the poetic genreI especially enjoyed the explanation of the poem, and poem styles in the back of the back of the book that lead to further pleasant surprises in the poems, that I miss during my init [...]

    3. Loved how to beginner poets this book has so much to offer And even to those who just wanted a quick but essential read Not only is this a book of multiple children s poems, but also an insight into the way they think and react This book opened my eyes into seeing that every child has a story and they want it to be heard and not hidden inside of them They are innocent, and do not deserve to be hardened at such a young age After you have read the poems, at the back the author has wrote about what [...]

    4. Beautiful book about the personal lives of a grade five class told through poetry Engaging snippets of characters lives and at the end, Helen Frost explains her use of different poetic devices and different types of poems throughout the three sections of the book Would be a perfect read aloud during a poetry unit in junior grades These devices never get in the way of the characters voices and I had to go and reread part two to realize all poems were acrostic ones done artfully and not cheesy at [...]

    5. Helen Frost s usual inventiveness with poetry is impressive, but this short book told from multiple points of views did not really hold my interest I did not feel engaged with the characters students in a fifth grade classroom nearly as much as I did while reading Rob Buyea s Because of Mr Terupt.

    6. From the author of Keesha s House, this is a book of poems narrating the lives of students in a fifth grade class The poems are compelling but I love how like in Keesha s house, the stories all connect and help the teacher understand her students and the kids learn to get along.Also, the end of the book describes the poems and their structures so if one has a poetry unit, this is a valuable asset Even with all this, it s just a great quick read.

    7. This was a beautiful collection of poems from different voices that told the story of a middle school classroom I loved how each voice was distinct, but really wanted to get to know each character Each was just a little snippet into the lives of students outside of the classroom, which was Frost s point I think, but left me wanting Beautifully written and ingenious the middle section are all acrostics.

    8. So much is packed into this short quick read One class of children dealing with so many of life s troubles , each tugs at your heartstrings I love that Ms Frost takes the time to explain each of the poetry formats that she uses It is so ingenious how she weaves the story into the complex poetry structure.

    9. summerbookaday 1This might just be my first read aloud of the year next fall Perfect for 5th grade I could follow it with This is Just to Say, and then maybe Ralph Fletcher s book about the kids who make it through the day without a sub blanking in the title First day of summer and I m planning the first day of school

    10. I bought this book because I thought it was written by actual children and put together by their teacher, so I was a little disappointed to find the characters are completely fictional Otherwise, it was a good collection of poems Some I liked than others, but overall enjoyable.

    11. Helen Frost is a gifted poet and observer, but this book is weak Readers get a catalog of contemporary suffering, lightly shared, and no story, no depth, no resolution much less redemption I want

    12. Once again Helen Frost does a great job encompassing so many ideas into so few words Story of a school year that had it s ups and downs and the stories are from different perspectives The Mr Terupt fans may enjoy this, but I like Frost s work in Hidden and Diamond Willow much .

    13. Novel in poetry I like to collect these about the class in Room 214 Narrated by the students, who all use different types of poems as they write Easily read in one sitting, this book has layers of uses in the classroom.

    14. Great little quick read Would be a great resource for teachers when studying poetry In the back, the author explains the different types of poetry she wrote in the book and how to write them.

    15. Enjoyed this book very much I love Helen Frost s books and this is no exception Loved the different voices of the students

    16. I love this book on many levels first for the story itself, second the way the story is told, and finally the way the author inspires and enables the reader to create their own poetry.

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