Found Poems

              What is It? How to write a found poem A found poem uses language from non-poetic contexts and turns it into poetry. Think of a collage — visual artists take scraps of newspaper, cloth, feathers, bottle caps, and create magic. You can do the same with language and…

Poetry Notebook

This is a sample poetry notebook from a former student:     Love’s Facade Selected by dorikar Description If it wasn’t for love, the world wouldn’t technically exits. When I think about love, poetry comes to mind, same as when I think about poetry love comes to mind: passion, commitment,intimacy, and affection. But there’s something…

Acrostic Poems

An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters in each line spells out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of a line are used to spell the message. Called me tonight to ask for advice Although she scoffed at the words spoken Maybe this is her attempt at a conversation Either way,…

color collective

Choose an OPI nail polish color, and let the name and/or the color inspire you to poetry. You must write a LOVE poem that includes line breaks, stanzas, enjambment, alliteration, refrain, metaphor, imagery, and simile.  

Literature Circle

Now that we have come to the end of part one in our reading, we are going to work in literature circles to delve deeper  into the text.   Literature Circle Meetings: You will meet with your group at least two times per week. During group meetings you will:  Come prepared.  Sit so everyone can…