Poetry Writing Workshop

Poetry Writing Workshop
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Poetry Workshop

This is a useful and fun poetry workshop which takes about a week in all. I have used it with upper elementary school grades, junior high, and even a freshmen class with equal success. It presents mini lessons where students are familiarized with the various forms of poetry such as,
1) Limerick
2) Haiku
3) Concrete Visual (Shape) Poems
4) Acrostic Poems
5) Haiku
6) Art and Imagery Poems
7) Cloze Poems
8) Diamante

And more. In all there are ten types of poetry presented. I usually use these eight, however. The kids learn about each type of poetry and then write their own poems. After students have understood each form and written their poems, they make their own poetry books. They can add their own poems to this. Its great fun and my kids love it. It's the only project that the kids ask to have back. It is a very good end of the year project for those day-dreamy spring days when we are getting ready for summer break.
I have also included power point presentations on,
1) Limericks
2 Diamante Poems
3)And Concrete visual Poems
These can be used while you are introducing each of the various forms of poetry.
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