Paragraphs Characters Events Settings Sequence of events STORIES Stanzas Lines Rhymes Focus on one thing Don’t have “correct” answers – about feelings and wonder and things that we want to think more about POEMS Air comes in tickly Through my nose, Then very quicklyOut it goes; Ahh-CHOO! With every sneeze I have to do, I make a breezeAhh-CHOO!-Ahh-CHOO! Rhyming words Line Stanza Choose a topic. ◦ Going to school ◦ Nature ◦ Water Choose one word that stands for that topic. ◦ SCHOOL ◦ TREE ◦ WATER Write the word top to bottom. LIKE THIS! Then, write your poem using the letters of your word as the first letter of the line. uper ool appy utside recess ur teacher earning Weather as rain Another thunderstorm Turning brown grass green Everything is good about water Repeating the water cycle Let your poem take the shape of it’s topic! Write about anything and write it in the shape of the main idea. If your poem is about stars, shape it like a star… If it is about rain, shape it like an umbrella… Or like a raindrop… Just like it sounds…free! Not a story, but no rhymes or patterns either. Can have any length of line, number of stanzas and be about any subject The Moths There’s a kind of white moth, I don’t know what kind, that glimmers by mid-May in the forest, just as the pink moccasin flowers are rising. If you notice anything, it leads you to notice more and more. And anyway I was so full of energy. I was always running around, looking at this and that. ~ Mary Oliver (abridged) The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbour and city on silent haunches and then moves on. ~ Carl Sandburg Describe a topic using each of the five senses. I smell the chlorine in the air. I hear the splash of cannon balls off the high dive. I see the glint of sun off the water. I taste the ice cold popsicle from the treat stand. I feel the heat of the chair under my legs. Another day at the pool! A cinquain poem is a verse of five lines that do not rhyme. It follows a pattern like this: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Line 1 – One word subject (noun – person, place, thing) Line 2 – Two describing words (adjectives) Line 3 – Three action words (verbs) Line 4 – Four word phrase – feelings Line 5 – Repeat the one word subject So, what does that actually look like? Dragons Majestic, elegant Glides, roars, shines The most beautiful creature Dragons. ~ by Lily Martin Truck Loud, smelly Rumbling, crunching, squishing Trash feeds you daily Truck. A haiku is a form of poetry that comes from Japan. It is about a very small moment, a strong feeling, It follows a set pattern of syllables, like this: ◦ Line 1- 5 syllables ◦ Line 2 – 7 syllables ◦ Line 3 - 5 syllables What does that look like? Always prancing through Followed by a rainbow They are unicorns. Al*ways pran*cing through Fol*lowed by man*y rain*bows They are un*i*corns. Always prancing through Followed by many rainbows They are unicorns.