This week we have started a poetry study in our writing lessons.
Our poetry study will feature two areas of learning:
- First, students will participate in “poetry immersion”. In class we are currently reading lots of poems and analysing how they are written. Students are observing the mood of different poems and the writing craft that is used.
- Next, students will begin drafting their own poems to publish.
We discussed what we sometimes see in poems. Here are some of our thoughts:
- Emotions or feelings
- Repeated words or phrases
- Descriptive language
- “Show me, don’t tell me”
- A message or moral
- A twist
We also brainstormed types of poems we already know:
The Australian Children’s Poetry website is a great resource. It contains an extensive collection of poems written by Australian poets.
Here is a short, humourous cartoon about a boy who wrote a poem.
Challenge – in your comment, write a poem titled “Cold”.
It can be any kind of poem you like!