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Field Trip

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye
Read several of Naomi Shihab Nye's poems on this Web site. According to the site, Nye’s poetry shows a "fascination for seemingly insignificant things." After reading "Field Trip" and these poems, try your hand at writing a poem or short personal essay about some "seemingly insignificant thing" that you find interesting.

Lights in the Windows, by Naomi Shihab Nye
In this essay, part of the Digital Library and Archives, Naomi Shihab Nye writes that learning about the poetry of a country is another way of studying geography. What do you think she means? Do you agree or disagree? Record your answer in the Web Links Activity Log.