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I created some new activities to try in the classroom this year to teach poetic devices, such as alliteration, similes, personification, rhyming, and onomatopoeia - and boy, have they been a HIT so far! AND they sure are making our classroom and hall look like SPRING! Double whammy!
We hold a celebration after each reading/writing unit and we're inviting parents to a Poetry Picnic soon, so these items will be perfect to help with our decor!
Here's a look at some of the new activities we're working on this week...
These adorable picnic baskets are on our to-do list for tomorrow. Students will each be given an overused word and will fill their baskets with more vivid words to use instead. We'll leave these on a bulletin board so that students can refer to them throughout the rest of the unit!
Our "alliterainbows" for practicing alliteration are included in this unit, as well as...
our Poetry Pops to show that students' poems are "popping" with onomatopoeia (or any poetic device you choose!)
Later this week, we'll create a Personification Garden - can't wait to get these colorful flowers on the wall!
And finally, you can't have a picnic without WATERMELON! We'll review rhyming words with these fun "Watermelon Rhymes" before tackling our couplets/quatrains.
In addition to the activities above, this new unit also includes writing a Pyramid Poem (we're going to publish them on triangular napkins, of course) and a Metaphoric Family Poem (that I'm going to laminate and have as a little gift for parents when they visit), as well as publishing pages for 10 types of poems and a cover for having your students make their very own Poetry Book!
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