We used Sheree's book Writing Maniac
to get us started writing poems! Here are a few of the ideas from the
book...Great to get the creative
- Pick a letter from the alphabet.
For one minute, write down all the words you can think of that begin with
that letter. It could be the beginning of a tongue twister poem!
- Write for five minutes using
every one of your five senses. Suggested topics: eating breakfast, going
camping, going to the mall. (I could smell the bacon cooking...)
- Practice similies with these fill in the
As red as ____________________________.
As cold as ___________________________.
As hot as ____________________________.
As dark as ___________________________.
As blue as ___________________________.
As soft as ___________________________.
As hard as __________________________.
As sour as __________________________.
As sharp as _________________________.
As round as _________________________.
As slippery as _______________________.
Use this list for poem writing, change it as often as you like, add more
- Practice metaphors with these fill in the
Loneliness is a phone that never rings.
Anger is a ____________________.
Hunger is a ___________________.
Fear is a _____________________.
Love is a ____________________ .
- Make up a
For example: What do shoes, tires, and mothers have in common?
They can all get worn out!
- Write a shaped poem by tracing
your hand. Around the outline print words that describe things hands do.
Use different shapes like star, tree, car, fish, octopus
- Write down
words that make sounds. That's called onomatopoeia!
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