I always try to make something come alive. Have moderators read the clue but not the first line; students "bid" on the chance to name the work by saying, "I can name that novel play, poem or story in six words.
The retail kits for magnetic poetry which is practicing chance poetry are pretty expensive. This experiment should be done prose-style, meaning that the next three words should come directly after the three words before on the page to read more like a narrative than a poem.
I have had students who hate to write come up with some amazing poems this way. I continue this way until I have a list of six to eight words—just a column of words down the center of the board.
Get your students thinking about the natural world around them, and if possible take them on a nature walk. The Last Air Bender where Sokka loses a haiku battle with a matronly teacher. Assign each student a week for their poetry opportunity. Have students or partners or groups make a surprising list of things that go away and come back again e.
They will have them play a song extra slow in order to truly understand it. I would explain that cell phones were not allowed and a minute later a student would ask if she could have her cell phone.
I ask students what word comes to mind when they hear the word party. If it is a poem, remove a stanza. Great in partners, small groups, or whole classes.
Eight to ten words. The download has a student information planning guide so they can write information about themselves before creating their image. And that reminds you of how you got a stain on your shirt last night from spaghetti.
This prompted me to create an activity that was student-led and more fun as we go over the rules and classroom procedures. I write that word directly under the first word. However, articles from a newspaper or magazine work just as well.
In the set up of this, coach the students on a few things. Production of vocal Australians dangling behind that minimal cinema mirror. The paper gets passed. O One word trade-offs poetry-style alphabet — partners, small group, large group Everyone starts with their own paper.
Everyone must write their name, two adjectives, two adverbs and then their name again. Each child has their own poetry notebook a standard count spiral notebook or a composition notebook.
The lesson goes over what a meme is, characteristics of memes, and loads of examples--most that are hilarious! If someone says "time," I ask what other words could have been used.
Your students will have fun exercising their creativity through play. I tell young writers we trust them to offer only those words that, in their minds, make genuine connections, however personal, however difficult to explain. Challenge them to write a postcard as a three word trade off.
Next, have them read the piece to someone else so that they can hear the real possibility in the writing. There are no right answers and no wrong ones.Writing Exercises and Prompts for Journaling, Prose, Poetry and Memoirs These Writing Exercises are a collection of prompts originally published in The Journal Newsletter.
The prompts include journaling prompts, prose prompts, poetry prompts, free writing prompts, and memoir prompts. These activities came from a workshop led for 3rd graders at Whitehills Elementary School. Goals: For students to enjoy and explore their own creativity, and think about the craft and process of writing poetry.
All of these activities are featured in my "Poetry First Aid for Writing Poetry" packet, which also contains over 40 formulas for writing original poems.
You can also get the presentation Write Like Poets that has students write parody poems and many other formulas while learning more about famous poets and movements. Lesson plans with ideas and activities for the youngest school-age children, exploring words, sounds and meanings. Lots of collaboration, shared writing and enjoyment.
Newspaper Blackout Poetry (Y, M, O) Even students who aren't poetry fans may enjoy this cool way of "writing" poetry. "Using a black marker," Austin Kleon "takes away the words he doesn't need, creating new poetic verses. Poetry. Amber Smith from Webb Elementary School. Location: 5th grade ELA Description: Students will recognize multiple types and styles of poetry.
They will respond in writing to poetry as well as read poetry fluently and with expression.