How great is Gary Soto? When you need a poem for a lesson to teach just about anything- figurative language, symbolism, theme- he's there for you. This week, I wanted to post a poem about teaching, the joy, the frustration, the beauty, of teaching. And what did I find? This gem from Gary Soto:
Teaching English from an Old Composition Book
(You can read the rest of the poem at: http://www.poetryfoundation.org)
What I couldn't find online is Soto's amazing ode to a little boy's tennis shoes. Hopefully, I can locate it. You'll love it.