During the past few weeks, we have been studying poetry as our writing focus.
After analysing a variety of poems in class, students then wrote poems about a variety of topics, including:
- The Environment
- Feelings and/or emotions
- Our class novel, The One and Only Ivan
- Free choice
Students used the writing process to perfect their poems. We have been using the writing process for all of our genres this year and it has really helped everyone to develop their writing skills.
We looked at a wide variety of poems and discussed that some poems follow a certain structure (eg. Haiku poems, cinquain poems, limericks, rhyming poems). When writing their own poems, students were encouraged to focus on language, word choice and rhythm rather than specific structures. The results were very impressive!