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Take some of the ideas from these lists, and see if you can expand upon them. Exercise 2 — Making Similes Look through a book of poems you like, and find a few similes to use as inspiration.
Now go someplace where you can observe nature, people, traffic, or something. Based on what you notice, begin listing some similes. Just write whatever you think of. Some from my journal: Ivy creeping like silent footsteps. A breeze gentle as a child wakening.
Leaves rustling like distant voices. Leaves falling like men on a battlefield. Breath from her mouth like a wave of sea water. Go back and read what you wrote to see where the opportunities are.
Sometimes, you simply need to close your journal. Come back to the list another day, with fresh eyes. You may be surprised by what you find. What do you observe? Exercise 3 — Sensory Observations Poetry is truly indefinable, but there are a lot of things poetry can do. It can describe a feeling, make a reader see a sight, help you smell a smell, and make something inanimate come to life.
Sometimes, a poet has trouble finding ways to describe what she wants to express. This exercise will help you stop and pay attention to the smaller things around you. Go out into the world, and make observations.
Wherever you go, make five sensory observations for each sense. Examples from my journals: At Elliot Bay tonight, I see…white, square tiles; the backs of strangers; endless rows of books; a lonely microphone; shadows of chairs.
I hear…chattering voices; espresso machines whirring and fizzing; dishes clattering, softly, just clinking together; laughter; the crinkle of newspapers. I feel…brick wall under my arm; a warm cup in my hand; hot air blowing against my face; the hard seat against my bottom; a wooden curve across my back.
I smell…coffee, mm; my plum chap stick smells better than it tastes ; used books; cinnamon; baking bread. I taste…a soft coffee flavor; a hint of honey; the thickness of hot air; the ink of a fresh pen; more coffee.
You can do this exercise anywhere at anytime.ReadWriteThink has been providing quality lesson plans, interactive student materials, web resources, and ELA standards to classroom teachers since October of Highlighted here are examples of some middle level lesson plans with a focus on back to school and creating classroom community.
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Poetry Lesson Plans! For Elementary, Middle, and High School Students process of writing poetry. Materials: More Activities for Elementary School The following activity plans were made for a creative writing club led at Edgewood Village for 3rd-6th graders.
Students gain an understanding of reading, writing, and interpreting haiku poetry.
Students will also understand the historical origin of haiku. FCPS POS Standards: Standard 1, Standard 3, Standard 6.
Poetry and Figurative Language - A Guided Lesson Plan Writers use figurative language to create images in the minds of readers. Explore the following information and complete the activities to master the art of figurative language!
Here you'll find lots of poetry ideas you can use for your creative writing. (Were you looking instead for short story ideas?) At the bottom of this page, you'll find links to even more poem starters and to creative writing lessons on how to write poems.