Ideas forusingpoems in class Reading poems: Read a «puzzle» fromthepoem and studentssolveit. GiveSssomesentences/ phrasesfromthepoem and askthemto complete themwiththirownmetaphors, images, ideas,… Predict ideas, opinion in a poem Brainstorm and discussthefeelings/storythat lie behind a poem Do a picturedictation: describe thescene in thepoem and Ssdraw a picture. At theendthey compare pictures and readthepoem, decidingwhoisclosesttothe original.
Writingpoems «Finishmypoem». Theteacherprovides a nearly complete poemwithpartsto complete. «Alterations». GiveSs a publishedpoem, theycopyitwith a number of alterations. Whentheyreaditaloudtheotherteamsmustguesswhatisnotfromthe original. «Acrostics»: try outsomedifferentpoeticformssuch as acrostics, a funwaytostartpeoplewriting. «Wakeningthesenses». Theteachergives a series of instructionsthataskSsto look, listen, noticewhatisaroundthem and withinthem. Each line iswritten as balddescription. AfterwardsSsgo back and «poemify» it.
SIMPLE POEMS SUMMER Hot days Cold ice cream Yellowsand Blue water Big waves Small fish NAME POEMS Shelikesplants Animals Red roses And High places IN THE GARDEN Onedog sleeping in thesun Twocatswashingtheirears Threechildrenplaying in thegrass Fourmothersdrinking tea Fivetreeswithgreenleaves Sixbutterfliesflying in thesky Sevenclothesonthe line Eightbirds in a tree Nineclouds full of rain Ten flowerswithyellowheads. MIRÓ