Chaotic playground scene

By Rachelle Jones Smith

The man came to the playground with a gun.
He entered through a gate,
Walked past the swings,
And began shooting.
He reached the jungle gym.
One shot.
A pause.
Then, a burst from the gun in his outstretched hand.
A dozen children ran.
Bullets flew by them.
Parents watching screamed “Get down!”
A 6-year-old girl playing near a small slide
Couldn’t get out of the way.
The man came to the playground with a gun.
(Peter Hermann, Washington Post May 21, 2014)

{Today the students are working on found poetry… again, my talk-through, think-do example}

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