Center Focus

Picture Poems

  1. Have your students take a picture of something about which they would have an interest in writing a poem. If you have access to a Polaroid camera, it would work best. Other alternatives would be to have students bring in a photograph or find a picture in a magazine or other media.
  2. Provide poetry books for students to peruse in order to become familiar with poetry styles in general. Try to provide many types of poetry.
  3. Have your students write their poems; they can use rhyme, alliteration, metaphors, and other elements to make their poem unique. You may want to encourage them to write their poem into a shape and with artistic creativity.
  4. Let your students mount their poems along with the accompanying pictures. Display in your classroom!

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