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This is a presentation aimed at primary school teachers given as a SchoolNet webinar on Thursday 6 February 2014. The presentation shows poetry sites on the Internet that encourage even the most ...

This is a presentation aimed at primary school teachers given as a SchoolNet webinar on Thursday 6 February 2014. The presentation shows poetry sites on the Internet that encourage even the most reluctant writer to write beautiful poems. .

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Poetry sites you'll love... Poetry sites you'll love... Presentation Transcript

  • Poetry sites you’ll love… by Fiona Beal from SchoolNetSA fiona@schoolnet.org.za
  • A. Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/ Write ‘poetry interactives ’ in the search box
  • 1. Theme or Shape poems
  • Choose your shape category
  • Choose your shape
  • Start writing
  • 2. Diamante poems
  • Examples
  • They provide a page of instructions
  • Step by step process
  • Plenty of lesson ideas for each group
  • 3. Acrostic poems
  • This is how you print or save
  • 4. Word mover poems
  • Option 1– your own words
  • Option 2– use their word banks
  • 5. Letter poem creator
  • Step I - Write a short note
  • Step 2 – select words that stand out
  • Step 3 – break words into three ideas
  • Step 4 – Use line breaks
  • Many other types of interactives
  • B. Poetry engine from Scholastic http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_ pie.htm
  • Four kinds – Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain and Free Verse
  • Instructions are provided first and then the writing starts
  • C. Poem Generators from Oakdome http://oakdome.com/
  • ‘Holiday poem’ generator
  • ‘I am poem’ generator
  • D. Display poems on Microsoft PowerPoint • Easily add clipart • Move everything around easily • PowerPoint can be changed to a portrait orientation if desired • Easily add Word Art and different fonts for effect • Can be saved as a image or a PDF • Could put these images into one PDF, upload into a free Youblisher.com e-book and share with parents
  • E. Laura Candler’s poetry page http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/poetry.php
  • D. Display media poems using Microsoft PhotoStory 3 • • • • Find suitable royalty free images Add background music created in Photostory3 Narrate into the photostory Example: http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFPoetry/if%20I%20were%20i n%20charge%20of%20the%20world.wmv
  • E. More Poetry Resources • Poetry sites to get those words flowing – SchoolNet blog • Open mic poetry – video and lesson plan from The Teaching Channel • Poetry lessons for kids • Poetry at elementary school • Five reasons why we need poetry at school • Poetry lesson ideas
  • Thank you!