Thursday, April 26, 2012

Got a poem in your pocket?

Today we had a "poetry picnic."  This was the culminating activity for our poetry unit of study, and the students and families had a wonderful time!  There's nothing like a picnic lunch on a nice spring day with some good poetry. . .

Keep a poem in your pocket

and a picture in your head
and you'll never feel lonely
at night when you're in bed
The little poem will sing to you
the little picture bring to you
a dozen dreams to dance to you
at night when you're in bed
keep a picture in your pocket
and a poem in your head
and you'll never feel lonely
at night when you're in bed.
-Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

Click here for a copy of the onomatopoeia page.

Click here for the alliteration page.  

These poetry pockets turned out pretty cute!  All of the kids' poetry were tucked inside!  

These are just a few examples of alliteration.  My kids really enjoyed learning about onomatopoeia, rhythm, and shape poems as well!  The parents absolutely loved this, and many of my students discovered that they were "poets" and they "didn't even know it!"  This became a compliment in our room during our study of poetry. . . best of all the weather was perfect {you never know what you're gonna get in Texas}!

1 comment:

  1. Glad the weather was perfect for such a cute event! Super yay for poets that don't EVEN know it!


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