JOE GOT FLOW: A Story of Hip & Poetry. The book about is about a 5th grader named Joseph who aspires to rap but soon learns from Mr. Chris, a visiting poet, that he must first learn the art of writing poems. Throughout the week, Mr. Chris teaches all the figurative language skills; simile, metaphor, adages, alliteration. idiom, personification, etc. By the end of the week Joseph falls in love with poetry. This book can be used to cover these core standards for grades 3-5 and even some middle and high school standards.