Thursday, May 17, 2012
We keep all the poetry we're writing in a two pocket folder. Drafts go on the left side, and published poems go on the right. At the end of the unit we'll use my binding machine to turn our published poems into wonderful little books. Such a treasure and a treat to send home at the end of the year.
With a limited number of computers available, I've decided to publish our poems by writing them on smaller pieces of blank paper, then gluing them onto pieces of scrapbook paper cut down to 8 1/2 by 11 size. Students have the option of adding an illustration to their poems to add to the visual appeal.
Writing A Haiku Using Magnetic Poetry Tiles, click on the lily picture above, or the poetry screen below.
These magnetic poetry kits are great for writing centers, collaborative poem activities, or even to keep the kiddos busy during indoor recesses. I whipped up a little FREEBIE last night and posted it to my TPT store in case you're interested in making your own magnetic poetry kit. All you'll need is some magnetic paper (I buy mine at Staples or Walmart, but I'll post the link to Amazon below in case you have trouble finding it), and a cookie sheet or metal sheet. Click HERE or on the picture to the right to grab a copy and start making your own Magnetic Poetry Kit. Trust me - your kids will LOVE them!
Happy Thursday ... just one.more.day.