Each week during the month of April, we are going to study a different short form of poetry in my class. This first week, inspired by Laura Salas' weekly challenge, my students wrote 15 Words or Less poems.
Armed with the power of iPhoto and flat screen TV that I can connect to my teacher computer, I shared a different image each day for their inspiration.
Here are a couple of poems from the first day:
The upside down y
floats in the sky.
And the moon is very
(Look hard for the second jet trail to the right of and below the obvious one. It makes the y in this student's poem.)
Is it a star?
Is it a rocket?
Not surprisingly, yesterday's photo really got the creative juices flowing.
The Devil is
cruel and mean,
I just hope
he doesn't eat
too many beans!
with two glowing eyes
and two horns.
I wonder when you
Pumpkin, pumpkin, filled with a flare
Now there's light everywhere.
Look at that Jack-o-lantern
on Halloween night
to cause some fright.
I think it looks like the devil
with your bright eyes.
Some people think it's a mask,
but I know it's a big disguise.
Burning bright on Halloween night
an evil trace
I pledge allegiance
to the pumpkin picture beside the flag.
(That one was mine!)
Next week instead of counting words, we'll be counting syllables with haiku. After that, we'll try acrostics, and finish up with limericks.
The roundup this week is at Becky's Book Reviews.