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Monday, March 24, 2014

Finding Poems for Poetry Month

Two found poem ideas for those who have a hard time coming up with their own words:

Search Twitter for #spinepoems (without the kids watching) and you'll find a ton of great examples for an easy activity easily done either in the library or the classroom collection. Here's one I made:

Because call numbers...

the dreamer
the mailbox
three times lucky
Glory be!
okay for now
a small white scar

Blackout poems a la Austin Kleon. Librarian Jennifer Reed has a great article about using an old copy of a Harry Potter book with fifth graders to make blackout poems.