Students in 8th English have been reading and comparing Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" and Common's "The Corner", two poetic expressions about the city of Chicago. It's been the tie-in to the novel "All of the Above" and study of urban culture. To make a personal connection, the students took a walk through downtown Windsor taking in the sounds, sights, smells, etc. of their community. They will use their observations to write poetry that connects urban and rural life.