The Journey to Making Poetry Fun! By: Kaleigh Hecox
Introduction • Are you someone who finds poetry extremely difficult? Well today is your lucky day! There are so many types of poetry. Once you find the right kind of poetry that fits your writing style, poetry can be a blast! You can turn anything you want into a poem. Most of all, poetry can be on anything YOU want! Let’s begin exploring different types of poetry!
Task • Your task is to be an explorer of poetry. You will be given three different types of poems to explore. A haiku, a limerick, and a free verse will be the poems you will discover. You will search how to create each poem by writing down the steps. You will write down the definition of each poem as well. Once you are finished, you will create your own poem in the form you like best. Your poem will be published on the classroom Poetry Wall.
Process- Haiku • Use the links below to discover: • The definition of a Haiku • The steps to create a Haiku • An interesting fact about a Haiku • An example of a Haiku • Be sure to write all of your findings in your notebook. • Links: • Kidzone • Haiku
Process-Limerick • Use the links below to discover: • The definition of a Limerick • The steps to create a Limerick • An interesting fact about a Limerick • An example of a Limerick • Be sure to write all of your findings in your notebook. • Links: • Limerick • Giggle Poetry
Process-Free Verse • Use the links below to discover: • The definition of Free Verse • The steps to create a Free Verse • An interesting fact about Free Verse • An example of a Free Verse • Be sure to write all of your findings in your notebook. • Links: • Free Verse • PBS
Resources • Haiku Resources: • Kidzone • Haiku • Limerick Resources: • Limerick • Giggle Poetry • Free Verse Resources: • Free Verse • PBS
Evaluation • Once you are finished writing your findings, you will create your own poem of your choice out of the 3 you discovered today. • Your poem must be: • CREATIVE! • Typed • Include pictures • Make it COLORFUL! • It will be displayed on the class’ poetry wall after you read it to the class. • This will be graded and put into your writing folder.
Conclusion • Hopefully your journey with poetry was fun after examining three different forms. There are many forms out there. You may find one you like better than the three I chose for you to explore. Try writing other forms in your spare time! Poetry is a way of expressing yourself. Have fun with it, and remember to be CREATIVE!