This is a unique and challenging writing activity for PI day! It's great for Gifted and Talented writers who will be able to express their ideas in a very open-ended format. A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker- although you will see some of my students used color) to already established text–like in a page of a novel–and starts redacting words until a poem is formed. Blackout poems use the text and the redacted text to form a visual poem. This activity requires that students use the digits of PI as a formula to frame their poems. For example, the first three digits of PI are 3.14, so the first line of the poem will have three words highlighted, second line with have 1 not blacked out, and the third line will have 4 words showcased, so on... Students were very engaged in this activity and I loved seeing how creative they were with the topics of their poems, the word choice, and the visuals created. Included with this purchase is step by step directions for the activity with a specific example to go along with each step, student examples of finished products, and an example of a student created rubric facilitated by a fellow coworker that implemented the lesson. I hope you and your students enjoy!