Poems with Pizaazzzz
Submitted: July 22, 2005
teaching the structure of "haiku", I show my students
a poem I created. Then I have them write a haiku poem. I type the
poem, print it, and then copy the poem onto overhead transparency
paper on the copy machine. You can get two poems on one copy. Then,
I have the students make a "water color" picture that
goes with their poem on a half sheet of paper. I overlay the "overhead"
plastic onto the watercolor picture and then "hot glue"
bamboo to the top and bottom of the poem. To accomplish all of this,
I take 4-5 students back to a table while others at are centers.
I show them how to "water color" then after they do that,
the next day I call each group to the table to compile the water
color, the transparent poem and bamboo with a hot glue gun (I do
that). We displayed them in the hall last year, and parents &
teachers alike thought all the poems were SO beautiful.