We are very excited to be starting a new unit on poetry! Last week, we began by trying to decide what the word “poetry” means. This is a hard thing to determine. Some poems rhyme, some don’t. Some poems have rules to follow, some don’t. In the end, we decided that poetry can be all sorts of things. It is a way for writers (poets) to paint a picture in our minds using words.
Next we enjoyed some funny poetry that was written by Bruce Lansky. For a taste of more funny poems check out this site.
Finally, students got the chance to have some serious fun with words! Their task was to use words that they found in old newspapers to describe themselves.
Check out their work below. Can you guess which poet created which poem?