Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day

Are you ready? Do you have your poem? Will you ask anyone to read theirs to you? Will you be asked to read yours? BE PREPARED!!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book Spine Poetry with 5th Graders

Here are two successful poems that the 5th graders made today.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Spine Poetry Just Discovered

from the blog 100 Scopes Notes

I just this morning discovered book spine poetry. Looks like a great thinking activity for my students. Just have to decide which classes I trust enough to try it with. Could be a huge messy free for all if all the kids were "turned loose" to try!

Take a look at this link

This type poetry could be called a cento which is a poetical work wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors; only disposed in a new form or order.

You can view many examples in the gallery link. And from there you are hyperlinked to lots of other sites.

Now I am going to go try one!

Friday, April 1, 2011

National Poetry Month

It's April 1.....April Fool's Day and the beginning of National Poetry Month. We are plastering our school with poetry. Poems on the bathroom doors, the janitor's closets, near the water fountains, in the nurse's office, in the lunchroom, on the principals' doors and counselors' office doors. Our students are looking for their poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 14.

Here are some good links to find out about National Poetry Month.