"The Nutritionist" by Andrea Gibson

How can poems help people express their innermost feelings? With episode three from the first season of the There's a Poem for That playlist, pupils listen to the narrator share about her inner world. As Andrea Gibson reads her poem, "The Nutritionist," engaging graphics help support the spoken content. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite students to write and share expressive poems about their emotions
Classroom Considerations
  • Discusses some mature themes, including mental illness and suicide
  • Requires projection and speakers
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Pros
  • Provides a link to an interview with the poet
  • Animations help tell the story
Cons
  • None