Blog Post #12

Hi folks!  Here are your tasks for today:

  1. Post your “Inspired by” piece on your blog (you don’t need an image). Don’t forget to link to the peer’s post it was inspired by!
  2. Read your peers’ blogs and post comments. (Click on ‘Student Blog’ to find links to all blogs).

Happy blogging!

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Renga and Found Poems

DP #46: Renga Poetry

Renga poetry, which originated in Japan hundreds of years ago, is all about collaborative writing.  You will each start your own renga poem in your notebooks, then pass it around for others to add on to.  The spirit of renga poetry is in getting inspired by each other’s words.

Here we go!

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STEP ONE: In your own notebooks, write the first stanza of a renga poem.

Requirements:
*3 Lines
*Total of 17 syllables

Example:
Sniffle, sniffle, cough:
A class symphony,
Performed with noses and mouths

Take five minutes.

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STEP TWO: Pass your notebooks clockwise within your small groups.

Read the first stanza of the poem in the notebook in front of you.

Write the second stanza of the poem.

Requirements:
*2 Lines
*Each line is 7 syllables (total of 14 syllables)

Example:
One timid musician starts,
Her nose a runny fountain.

Take five minutes.

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STEP THREE: Pass your notebooks clockwise within your small groups.

Read the first and second stanza of the poem in the notebook in front of you.

Write the third stanza of the poem.

Requirements:
*3 Lines
*Total of 17 syllables

Example:
A more brazen boy follows,
His nose a trumpet,
Daring to be heard.

Take five minutes.

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STEP FOUR: Pass your notebooks clockwise within your small groups.

Read the first three stanzas of the poem in the notebook in front of you.

Write the fourth stanza of the poem.

Requirements:
*2 Lines
*Each line is 7 syllables (total of 14 syllables)

Example:
Several join in the chorus,
Coughing and sniffling with might.

Take five minutes.

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Return your four stanza renga poem back to its original owner.

 

For the remainder of the hour, you are going to finish your Found poems, crafted from words you found in the school.

At the very end of class, we’ll do a gallery walk to view each other’s poetry.

“Found” around the school

DP #45: Diamonte Poem

Take ten minutes to craft a diamonte poem. We’ll share a few.

Today, we are going to be taking a walking tour of the school so you can create a “Found” poem. Take photos and jot down words and phrases and punctuation that catches your eye.

When we return, you will be writing a poem created from the words you have collected.

Tomorrow you will be turning your poem into art. Be sure to bring some art supplies to share!

Final Poetry Assignment and NaPoWriMo Awards

DP #44: Free Verse

Today, write for ten minutes about how you’re feeling right now. As you do, consider how you can craft these feelings into a free verse poem. Consider sharing with the class.


Today, I would like to honor the following seven students for completing NaPoWriMo2017: 30 poems in 30 days. What an incredible accomplishment!

2nd hour
Aislinn Bell

4th hour
Elise Payne
Morgan Talmage
Rachel Rotay

6th hour
Sarah Arnold
Jacqueline Burant
Zoe Yanik

Former Student
Emilee Watson

I also want to talk to you about your next summative assessment due this Sunday by midnight: a poem with a writer’s reflection.

Use the remainder of the hour to look through your notebook to determine which poem you’d like to work on and post this Friday. You can also create an entirely new one.

Don’t forget tomorrow is our Chalk Poetry Day! Be sure to bring an original poem you wish to turn into chalk art. If you have chalk, please bring it as well.