Shape Poems Amy ConwayClick the arrow to continue
Introduction• Your challenge is to think and express yourself through poetry in a CREATIVE way.• Today you will define what a shape poem is and you will learn how to create one.• You will click on the arrow at the bottom right corner to continue each slide.
What is a Shape PoemBefore you click the arrow WRITEdown on the paper provided a predictionto the question above.
What is a shape poem? • takes the shape of the subject of the poem • exp. if the poem is about a tree, it would be shaped like a tree • uses simple objects for the shapes • exp. hearts, houses, animals, etc.Do not click the arrow until you do this first – was yourprediction correct why or why not? Explain? Use the paperprovided.
More Examples From the WEB• Ice Cream• Ice Cream 2• Pig• Rocket• Sheep• Snowman• Train
How do you write a shape poem?• Think of a poem topic• Try to pick a topic that can be supported by a shape (abstract ideas might be harder to use)• Draw an outline of the shape (you can keep the outline there or delete it later)• Arrange your words within the shape (they can be just within the shape or outline it)• Work with the look of the words until you find a look you like• Write out a final copy to turn in
How to draw a shape poem Pitter Try putting words Patter in different orders→ Pitter. Patter.Draw your The rain falls gently on my shape ↑ steel roof top. Slowly at first, but the tempo picks up. Soon it will be Add words→ a thrashing of rain.
What to do next?• Brainstorm ideas of what you could write about with your shoulder partner.• If you have any questions, ask!
Evaluation- What You Will Be Graded On 5 4 3 2 1Shape Is CreativePoem is related to shapeWords Spelled CorrectlyNeatly done – Presentation, anyone can read the poem
Conclusion• You have learned how to create a shape poem. You saw how to create and draw a shape poem. Here is your chance to demonstrate what you have learned by creating a shape poem. It can not be like any of the poems you already saw as examples.• Here are the requirements:• Hint: Your poem must be about the shape you draw or create.1. You may use whatever materials you wish2. Follow the rubric – the shape must relate to the poem.3. Once you have created your object, you will present it to the class, Most important of all, have fun!