Inking Thoughts: Summer Shape Poetry

What inspires your poetry?
  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Inspired Creativity
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Reading and Writing Connection: It’s Summertime…
  • Drafting responses: Getting your thoughts on paper: “What does the word Summertime look like?” *Guide your learners to draft 5-10 bulleted adjectives (words that describe).
  • Next: “What would be a “Summertime” shape that you could use for your poem today?” *Invite them to sketch 1-3 “Summertime” shapes (5 min).
  • Then: *Guide them to choose the poems shape and (lightly sketch) an outline of the shape.
  • Finally: *Guide them to begin writing their 5-10 bulleted adjectives along the shape’s outline.
  • Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “Summertime“ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.

Published by Bkd4success

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