Friday, May 8, 2009

Jenelle Siegal ’07 Encourages Poetry

Jenelle Siegal ’07 is a middle school teacher at Beacon Christian Academy in Beverly, Massachusetts. Siegal, a fifth-grade English and creative writing teacher, helped organize a poetry reading at Barnes and Noble in Peabody, Massachusetts, last night. It featured poetry from students from fifth to eighth grades.
Siegal has been encouraging her students to experiment with poetry. She’s even been encouraging students to submit their poetry to publications. She feels poetry is a useful means of expressing themselves and helps students become more passionate. “I want to help give students the venue to make choices about their writing,” says Siegal. It is no surprise that Siegal wants to see her students thrive through their poetry since she herself has always held a passion for writing.

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