Digital Poetry Description “Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” -Bob Marley This Digital Poetry Book contains a collection of six different types of poems. Each poem was written by me and carefully selected as a part of the three-block curriculum. Also included are descriptions of poem types and classroom resources for each type of poem. Enjoy! Contents Acrostic Poem Haiku Diamante Limerick Clerihew Cinquain Created By Amanda Borrill CI 378 Iowa State University
S unsets on the beach U mbrella for rainy days Myfriends and I M eat on the grill Enjoyingthe moments Relaxationby the pool
Acrostic Poem Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/poetry/acrostic/ This website provides not only a description as to what an acrostic poem is, but it also contains a variety of acrostic poem templates that can be printed and used in the classroom. I would use this poem during writing workshop. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/ This website is a lot of fun because it provides a resource for students to create an acrostic poem online. The student can enter their name and then their acrostic poem subject. After that a brainstorming sheet comes up for the student to think of words for their poem. Students can then print their final product. Poem Characteristics An acrostic poem uses words or phrases that pertain to the theme or underlying subject of the poem. The poem is created vertically and each letter of the word or phrase then acts as the beginning letter for a new line. Whatever is written for each letter must connect to the subject matter. Connection to Skill I would use an acrostic poem to teach the importance of using verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Students will spend time brainstorming subject ideas and words that are associated to their subject. Having students write a poem using these three concepts will help them realize the importance of choosing appropriate words to portray their idea.
hangin’ on the beach… loud waves crash into the shore on the hot, brown sand
Haiku Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/30697_haiku.pdf This website is a link to a printout that can be used to help students brainstorm ideas for writing a haiku. I really like the way it has a bubble next to the lines for students to write the amount of syllables in the words they brainstorm. It then has lines with the amount of syllables needed for the student to write their haiku. I would use this poem during writing workshop. Poem Characteristics A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. Haikus can be written about any topic. Haikus have a very specific syllable structure. The first line of every haiku has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the last line has 5 syllables. http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku3.htm This website is a link to a worksheet called “What Am I?” It prompts students to write a poem about an animal that they do not name. They then exchange their poems and try to guess what the animal is! Connection to Skill I would use haiku poetry to teach the importance of syllables. The three lines of a haiku poem have 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and then 5 syllables again. Having students write a poem with varied amount of syllables really limits their word choice and forces them to think about what words they can use in their poem based on the number of syllables in each word.
This summer during my baseball game My turn at bat finally came I watched for the pitch my eyes started to twitch but I hit the ball all the same
Limerick Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.poetry-online.org/limericks.htm This is a site that has several examples of what a limerick poem is. It has fun, serious, and silly examples too. It also talks about the format of a limerick poem and provides links for other types of poetry. I would use this poem during writing workshop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3OeU8GGusM This is a video that would be a great resource to show students how to write a limerick poem. It breaks the idea of a limerick into steps and gives ideas about where to find other resources to assist in writing a limerick. Poem Characteristics A limerick is a kind of witty, humorous, or nonsense poem. The form is in a stanza of five lines with the first, second, and fifth line usually rhyming with one another and have 7-10 syllables. The third and fourth line also usually rhyme together and have 5-7 syllables. Connection to Skill I would use limerick poetry to teach the importance of voice (writing trait). Having student write a poem using their own voice can help them discover interests and ideas that they have. It can also highlight the funny side of the student.
Winter Cold, White Snowing, Blowing, Skiing Icicles, Snowflakes, Vacation, Swimming Pool Sweltering, Swimming, Golfing Hot, Sunny Summer
Diamante Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.html This is an interactive site that allows students to view examples of diamante poems that are already written, as well as follow a format to create their own poem. I would use this poem during writing workshop. Poem Characteristics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNL96yMXwpY&feature=related This video is a good resource because it starts out by giving the history of diamante poems. It then goes on to tell about the format of the poem and how to write one. A diamante poem is a seven line poem shaped like a diamond. Line 1: one word (noun contrasting line 7). Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1. Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1. Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1, last 2 words relate to line 7. Line 5: three words (-ing verbs) that relate to line 7. Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7. Line 7: one word (noun) that is contrasting to line 1. Connection to Skill I would use diamante poetry to teach the importance of synonyms and antonyms. A diamante poem contrasts two completely different things. In the poem I created I used winter and summer. Having students write a poem with words that contrast each other can help them identify and even define words that are completely opposite of each other.
Whitney Pickle hangs by the pool, She wears a sweater and looks like a fool I told her that in the summer it gets hot But she just laughed and said no it’s not!
Clerihew Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/clerihew.htm This is a site that gives instructions about how to write a clerihew poem. It also gives a few examples that students could look at for reference. I would use this poem during writing workshop. http://www.boobis.com/students2/poetry/index.html This is a site that allows students to do a response to poetry. I think this would be a good resource for students to read each other’s poems and respond to each other. Poem Characteristics A clerihew poem is four lines long that should be funny. The first and second lines rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of a person. Connection to Skill I would use clerihew poetry to teach the importance of voice (writing trait). Having student write a poem using their own voice can help them discover interests and ideas that they have. Clerihews are supposed to be short and funny. Therefore, this kind of poetry can also highlight the funny views of the student.
Summer Hot, fun Biking, swimming, grilling Time of the year Hot
Cinquain Resources Connection to 3-Blocks: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson51/cinqgraphic-apple.pdf This site provides a printable resource to guide students in writing their own cinquain poem. I like how it provides different boxes and has arrows to the boxes telling what to put into each box. I would use this poem during writing workshop. Poem Characteristics http://www.abcteach.com/free/h/howto_cinquain.pdf This is a printable worksheet that can be useful to help students organize their thoughts for creating their own cinquain poem. It also gives a little bit of insight to the history of this type of poem, and gives prompting questions to help get students started A cinquain is a form of syllabic verse, which means that the form is built on the number of syllables. The five lines of the cinquain have, respectively, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables. Connection to Skill I would use cinquain poetry to teach the importance of word choice. Having students write a poem with a restricted number of words can help them realize the importance of choosing the right words to portray an idea.
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