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Questions for the Clouds

After reading a poem of questions by Jennifer Dignan, students write their own poem.

By Jennifer Dignan
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Questions for the Clouds

Why do my dog’s feet smell like corn chips?

Why are dandelions pulled up as weeds

instead of cherished as flowers that are easy to grow?

Why do I always change my mind at the very last minute

and ask for cookies and cream yet again

when there are so many other good flavors?

Why do humans get haircuts?

How do you make cottage cheese?

What gives little kids the idea that monsters

are hiding under their beds?

Why do so many people feel certain

of things they can’t possibly know?

Why do I feel certain of nothing?

What exactly is a poem?

This poem was originally published in the September 2020 issue.

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Step-by-Step Lesson Plan

Close Reading, Critical Thinking, Skill Building

1. READING THE POEM

2. ANALYZING THE POEM

3. WRITING