Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April is National Poetry Month

I'm so excited about the fun possibilities of celebrating poetry in the library this month.

My goal is to have a good time with poetry.
To get students creating and collaborating as much as possible.

We have played with alliteration.
How long can you keep it up? "Oliver only octopus on ocean oleander oligarchy..."

We have created acrostic poems (picture coming soon).
(Some students started referring to these as "lacrosse stick" poems... hey, close enough)

We have made Table Top poetry
and spine label poetry
I Spy poetry
Storybird collaborative poetry
and my personal favorite
Haiku Book Reviews!

My goal: to help students experience the fun that can be had with painting with words and in puzzling out a meaningful collection of words that also happen to rhyme.

1st Grade Winter into Spring poems and pictures

5th Graders make Haiku (5-7-5) Book Reviews!