Literacy Week

Word Play At Westside

Connecting Words with Emotions during Literacy Week

Students are lined up in two rows facing each other.

"I love you!"
"I love you!"
"I love you!"

No, they haven't fallen in love with each other. The Grade 10 and 11 classes are in the midst of a Word Play Poets workshop.

Students have brainstormed and discussed the importance of emotion in writing poetry. The whiteboard is scrawled with every emotion you could think of. 

And now they're practicing adding different emotions and movements to the phrase they've been given (in this case "I love you") as they lance their words across to their partner.