“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!

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Found (around the school) Poetry

DP #47: Acrostic Poems

A highly structured poem is the acrostic.  Take a word, write it vertically, and then use the letters to form lines.  Here’s an example from my blog: Your Teacher Writes Too.

Play around for ten minutes.

 

Hi folks! Have fun today taking the words you gathered from around the school and turning them into a poem. Get artsy and crafty and turn your poem into a work of art! Feel free to use the supplies in the classroom (just kindly clean the mess when you are done).

We are sharing tomorrow!

“Found” around the school

DP #46: What’d you do?

Take three minutes and write down what you did this weekend.

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!

Found, Cento and Renga Poetry

DP #45: Found Poetry

Try writing a found poem from the words in your own writer’s notebook!  Pull words, phrases, and sentences you used and combine them to create an entirely new poem.

Take ten minutes.

Similar to a Found poem, a cento poem consists of lines from other poets connected to create an entirely new poem. Here’s an example of one I wrote from my students’ blogs last semester.

I challenge you to write a cento poem from your peers’ blogs and then share it with them!  This could be a fun option for the blog post due tomorrow.

Okay, let’s play with Renga poetry today.  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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Renga poetry can go back and forth as long as you wish.  Eventually though, it needs a clear ending with a couplet.

Finally, here’s the poem-of-the-day.

Found, Cento and Renga Poetry

DP #33: Found Poetry

Try writing a found poem from the words in your own writer’s notebook!  Pull words, phrases, and sentences you used and combine them to create an entirely new poem.

Take ten minutes.

Similar to a Found poem, a cento poem consists of lines from other poets connected to create an entirely new poem. Here’s an example of one I wrote from my students’ blogs last semester.

I challenge you to write a cento poem from your peers’ blogs and then share it with them!  Post your poems in the comments below so I can be sure to read them as well.

Okay, let’s play with Renga poetry today.  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.

———————————————————————————————————————-

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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Renga poetry can go back and forth as long as you wish.  Eventually though, it needs a clear ending with a couplet.

Before you leave, I want to remind you that today is the deadline for the Creative Communications poetry contest.  Please consider submitting a poem.

And finally, here’s the poem-of-the-day.