Have you ever heard of a poetry slam? Well, a poetry picnic is similar, just less of a competition and more of a celebration! Students work on a variety of poetry types during work sessions, choose their favorites to revise/edit, practice, and perform their selected poems for an audience of your choosing (peers, different grade levels, parents, etc.). The students and/or audience is served picnic style with lemonade, watermelon, hot dogs, etc.
A Definition Slide, An Example Slide, A Resource Slide, and A Half-Sheet Student Work Page for each of the 7 types of poems below:
Two Voice Poem