Imagine You’re a Cocoa Bean – 3rd graders study CHOCOLATE!

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Hey teacher/librarian friends…this was a fun writing workshop. The 3rd graders at Patana International School were studying, believe it or not, CHOCOLATE! They were learning about the journey from cocoa bean plant to chocolate bar on the supermarket shelf. I thought POETRY would be the perfect way to kickstart the student’s nonfiction writing juices. We first wrote a TWO-WORD POEM and then, once warmed up, we dove into a POV POEM, writing a poem from the point-of-view of a cocoa bean. Thanks to Melissa Stewart’s wonderful nonfiction book, No Monkeys, No Chocolate, for an understanding of the cocoa bean ecosystem.

 

 

Check out the fun results!

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Here’s the teacher’s blog post about our 3rd grade poetry session.

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