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  1. 1. Teaching Literacy – Poetry<br />Using PicLits<br />Kristen Casey<br />ED 5700<br />
  2. 2. What is PicLits?<br />PicLits is a web based program that allows students to post their poems online.<br />Students are given the freedom and creativity to develop their poems in a manner and style that is unique to them.<br />Students use pictures and keywords to create their poetry and inspire others.<br />
  3. 3. How did PicLits start?<br />“PicLits.com emerged one cold, Idaho night near the turn of the century, from a combination of refrigerator poetry, an interesting article in USA Today, some Sun Valley Pale Ale, and a roaring fireplace.” (PicLits.com)<br />
  4. 4. Teaching Literacy through PicLits<br />
  5. 5. Teaching Literacy through PicLits<br />PicLits breaks writing poetry into steps for students.<br />Some students experience difficulty with writing that others may consider simple, like writing simple sentences.<br />PicLits allows students to build up to creating a complete poem.<br />All words provided by the site are separated into categories such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs.<br />
  6. 6. PicLits Steps<br />Step 1: Creating simple sentences. Students use nouns and verbs to create a sentence. It can be as simple as “Ice melts”.<br />Step 2: Students “drag and drop” words to create compound sentences.<br />Step 3: Lastly, students work their way to writing a paragraph<br />
  7. 7. Teaching Literacy through PicLits<br />These steps are important for students who have difficulty writing. It is important to break down writing steps into separate lessons and have a practice activity with each lesson<br />PicLits allows teachers to do just that.<br />
  8. 8. Rhyming<br />PicLits continues to advance it’s poetry lessons by moving on to rhyming once students have successfully completed Part I.<br />
  9. 9. Writing Poetry<br />PicLits provides lesson plans for mastery of poetry writing. Each Lesson has students identify a poetic device, practice it, and then apply it to their own PicLit.<br />
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  11. 11. My PicLits Poem<br /><ul><li>This is a PicLit that I created:</li></ul>http://www.piclits.com/viewpoem.aspx?PoemId=77123<br /><ul><li>This is a PicLit that one of my students created:</li></ul>http://www.piclits.com/viewpoem.aspx?PoemId=77124<br />
  12. 12. My PicLit Poem<br />
  13. 13. My Students PicLit Poem<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited<br />www.piclits.com. Friedlander, Jerry. 2007-08.<br />

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