Dear Art Educators,
These two links were posted in Riverdeep Newsletter. They are good
starters for poems for elementary and middle school.
TWO POETRY TEMPLATES:
To ease students back into school and to start them off
with some fun writing exercises, try these two poetry
templates. Students will have the chance to explain what
perplexes them in the "I Don't Understand" poem, then
communicate to you what they liked best about their last
year at school in the 2nd poetry template, "My Year in
Grade..." . Consider illustrating the poems and displaying
them for Open House night.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL POEM TEMPLATE:
Who are your students, each of them, as individuals? Help
them express themselves with this "I Am ... " poetry template,
great for a beginning of the school year exercise.
There are three auto-biographical poem patterns shown. I will add
these links to the Poetry lesson plan page on Incredible Art
Department. Please share an example if you do these with your
Hope you have a memorable year!
Open House Note:
One teacher saves leftover art from the previous year and puts that up
on the board for parents to see - especially if they are some of the
projects they will be doing this year. Maybe display some of the my
year in school poems with those?
You could even do your own "My year in ____ grade art" poems to display.
Maybe this year, when you hand back the portfolios at the end of the
year, have students write their poems to reflect on their work. They
will take home the work they want.... and what is left will be for you
to display with their poems. One Art Education list member posted that
she has students make a collage of unwanted works. Those might be nice
to display too with their year in review poems. Just a thought.
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