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Poetic Quest #30

April30

Poem #30

For the Heroes A Pep Talk by: Kid President

**BONUS POINT ALERT**
To celebrate the end of our Poetic Quest, write a poem about the person that inspires you, encourages you, and supports you on the Padlet and include a picture with them. ¬†Then thank them for helping and supporting you! ūüôā¬†
100 points

Poetic Quest #29

April29

Poem #29

HooPoe Voodoo by: Deborah Ruddell

Presenting the Seussville Poetry Cafe!

April28

On April 28, 2017, the second graders at Dunlap Grade School celebrated National Poetry Month with an all-day Poetry Café.  Parents and grandparents were invited to join in on the fun by participating in poetry activities with the kids.  Our day started with a Poetry Picnic.  We snugged up with a book of poetry and read with classmates and or our special visitors.  We spent the time reading all sorts of poetry and looking for alliteration, rhyming words and how the poets play around with spacing.

The rest of the day was spent exploring poetry in the following activities:

Newspaper Poetry: This is where poets cut out words/headlines/letters out of newspapers and rearranged them until a poem emerged.

 

Performance Poetry: Poets were placed into groups and chose a poem to perform for the class.  The groups practiced fluency and created actions to go with their poems.

Pass the Plate Poetry: Poets worked in collaborative groups.  Each group had a plate with one word written in the middle.  The plate was then passed around, with each student adding his or her word somewhere on the plate.  The word they wrote needed to go with the word in the middle.  The goal was to pass the plate as many times as possible.

Roll- the-Dice Poetry: Poets explored syllables while writing these poems.  A pair of dice was used to roll numbers that needed to be added.  Whatever the total amount was that was the number of syllables the line of the poem had to have.

Selfie Poetry: Poets used Chromebooks and Padlet to write Selfie poems that talked all about themselves!  They could write about what they liked, disliked, what we looked like, and or what they were proud of! They then took a selfie of course to include with their poem. Check out our poems here: Selfie Poetry Padlet

Book Spine Poetry: Poets worked in groups to arrange books that had titles written on the spine.  Then they had to stack the books in a way/order that created a poem.

Magnetic Poetry:  The day ended with making our own magnetic poetry by finding words in magazines and attaching them to magnets!

It was a fun day of embracing the perfectly poetic world of poetry.  The Poetry Café really helped us practice authentic writing, develop a purpose for writing and share our writing with a real audience.  It was great to see so many families participate and engage in poetry and celebrate this wonderful genre of writing with us.

What poem was your favorite?  What poem was easiest to write?  Which one was the hardest?  What poems will your write in the future?

Poetic Quest #28

April28

Poem #28

Weatherbee’s Diner by: Calef Brown

~*BONUS POINT ALERT*~

You can write any of the below poems from Poetry Cafe Day:
-Pass the Plate Poetry
-Roll the Dice Poetry
-Selfie Poetry
-Book Spine Poetry

For each poem written, published on the Padlet, and a picture included, you will earn 25 points. (Max 100 points)

Please publish any of these above poems on our Poetry Quest Padlet: https://padlet.com/spitzer/PoetryQuest17 

Poetic Quest #27

April27

Poem #27

Listen to the Mustn’ts by: Shel Silverstein

Poem in your Pocket Day! Celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day: select a poem you love, carry it with you, then share it with family and friends. You can also check out and or post poems using the hashtag #pocketpoem

Poetic Quest #26

April26

Poem #26

The Acrobats by: Shel Silverstein

Poetic Quest #25

April25

Poem #25

I’m Tired of Being Little by: Jack Prelutsky
(2 page poem, click on pictures to enlarge)

**BONUS POINT ALERT**
Publish an original poem inspired by this one on the Padlet.  However, instead of typing it and including a picture, add a video of you reading your poem. **100 points**

Poetic Quest #24

April24

Poem #24

My Shadow by: Louis Stevenson

Poetic Quest #23

April23

Poem #23

Flapjack Jack by: Lou Brooks

Poetic Quest #22

April22

Poem #22

Combination Tango by: Calef Brown

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