Sunday 1 May 2016

NaPoWriMo Day 29 – I remember

I remember teaching poetry using this prompt!
I remember the excitement, preparing curriculum.
I remember challenging the kids to put thoughts to paper.
I remember parsing words to be succinct.
I remember being gainfully employed.

Teaching writing #1

Natalie Goldberg has written some wonderful book about writing. She uses this prompt.

* If you need more help in learning about writing poems, or any other genres, read Natalie Goldberg's work. She teaches well. These three I would recommend. Her latest is a reprise of her original ideas, but any one will set you on your way. The last one: Thunder and Lightning, pairs poems with drawings. This, too, engages the artist as well as the writer!
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Nancy J said...

And is this what encouraged you to do a limerick or two today? Loved the rhythm of your lines.

Red said...

I would work with six simple poetic forms like the limerick. Then I would give the kids a chance to try 4 of the six forms. One of my gr 9 boys came in with a very well done ballad. This ballad sounded very much like an adult writer. He admitted that his mom had written the poem.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Niiiccceeee... YAM xx

Jenn Jilks said...

That's what I did, too!
My gr. 6 kids came in with a fully-formed, perfect poem written in Ebonics. He was a not-so-swift, white farm kid, who'd never been to Harlem! He copied it from the Internet.

William Kendall said...

Well done.