Free Range Readers

Nurturing Self Reliant Readers and Writers in K-6 classrooms

Poetry Friday!



I’ve been looking at a lot of poems lately, thinking about Katherine Bomer’s ideas on student writing in her new book, Hidden Gems, and was struck by this one, written by a student several years ago:


I can feel a
Cold hand touching
The top of my

My coat is gray
And the snow is
White is falling
Down from the
blue dark sky.

I ask myself
Who made snow

Sometimes they
Said God

Sometimes they
Said Santa Claus

Sometimes I believe
Sometimes I don’t

by Phany

Author: mnosal

I have been in education for all of my life, in one way or another. After teaching 5th grade at an urban public charter school, I have decided to return to the public schools and to literacy coaching K-5. I also teach and mentor preservice teachers.


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