Safe/Unsafe Places
(grades 5-12)
 
  In class we read and discuss adult and student poems which vividly describe special places, particularly in terms of safety/danger. We practice using sensory details and emotional references to evoke a place, and share examples from our real lives of places that feel very safe and protected, or that feel dangerous. Then we write!  
 

 

"Happiness" by Gerson (7th grade, Thurgood Marshall Middle School)