The start of the school year is approaching! I have two weeks left of my reading and writing summer vacation! It was great, but I am ready to go back. I went into my classroom today (disaster zone) and found some of my requisitions. I got 23 new books and 30 more of their way for students! WOOOOOOWHOOOO!
Anyway, now that my pre-story is done, I have a question for you readers and writers. I am teaching 8th grade ELA for the first time this year and the Special Education teacher I am working with and myself have decided to make the whole year about "Survival". We have the novels, research projects, and short stories in place. But I am missing one really big element. POETRY!!! It's just not my strong suit. I am having a hard time find poems about survival. So my question to all of you: Do you know any poems about survival? Any type of survival? It could be one you have written. It could be one from when you were in 8th grade.