By IYWP Mentor Victoria Peterson
This week at Longfellow, the students were given another challenging activity. After a very competitive came of Musical Chairs, we talked about how musical lyrics are poetry, and we challenged the students to write a poem that starts off with lyrics from a song. This experience showed how restrictions can inspire some of the most creative ideas.
One of my favorite poems was Olivia’s who was given the lyrics to “Let It Go” and turned it into a satirical story that contradicted everyone’s traditional opinion of the story in Frozen. It is very inventive and it had the whole class laughing.