Poetry sites you'll love...

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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 reluctant writer to write beautiful poems. .

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Poetry sites you'll love...

  1. 1. Poetry sites you’ll love… by Fiona Beal from SchoolNetSA fiona@schoolnet.org.za
  2. 2. A. Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/ Write ‘poetry interactives ’ in the search box
  3. 3. 1. Theme or Shape poems
  4. 4. Choose your shape category
  5. 5. Choose your shape
  6. 6. Start writing
  7. 7. 2. Diamante poems
  8. 8. Examples
  9. 9. They provide a page of instructions
  10. 10. Step by step process
  11. 11. Plenty of lesson ideas for each group
  12. 12. 3. Acrostic poems
  13. 13. This is how you print or save
  14. 14. 4. Word mover poems
  15. 15. Option 1– your own words
  16. 16. Option 2– use their word banks
  17. 17. 5. Letter poem creator
  18. 18. Step I - Write a short note
  19. 19. Step 2 – select words that stand out
  20. 20. Step 3 – break words into three ideas
  21. 21. Step 4 – Use line breaks
  22. 22. Many other types of interactives
  23. 23. B. Poetry engine from Scholastic http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_ pie.htm
  24. 24. Four kinds – Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain and Free Verse
  25. 25. Instructions are provided first and then the writing starts
  26. 26. C. Poem Generators from Oakdome http://oakdome.com/
  27. 27. ‘Holiday poem’ generator
  28. 28. ‘I am poem’ generator
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. E. Laura Candler’s poetry page http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/poetry.php
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Thank you!

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