Tag: Poetry

  • Poetry Contest for Grades 9 and 10

    A while back I received the following invitation: “A Panacea of Poetry East Central is having a poetry contest! It will be positively poetic and panoptic! The first phase we undertook in Grades 9 and 10 was to explore Ladders to the Dark. The first poem was published, April 21, 2009. And today 38 students […]

  • Pupils Produce Political Propaganda

    How tough is it to create the slick political attack ads that flood the airwaves during an election? Well, not so tough. I stumbled onto a site that generates attack ads as fast as refrigerator magnetic poetry. http://attackadgenerator.com/ I’m sure ten minutes is all you’ll need to create an ad that rivals any real attack […]

  • Suggestions for Approaching Poetry

    Assume that it will be necessary to read a poem more than once. Give yourself a chance to become familiar with what the poem has to offer. Like a peace of music, a poem becomes more pleasurable with each encounter. Do pay attention to the title; it will often provide a helpful context for the […]

  • Anti-Bullying Song Research Assignment

    Blog an online research about a song that relates to Heather’s workshop(s) about: Bullying Domestic Violence Peace Getting Along Requirements: Lyrics, portions cut’pasted with hyperlink to source. 250-words: What is going on in the song? What is the message the artist is trying to send? How do you feel about this message? How does it […]

  • Translations: Idea to Image

    Write as quickly as you can and as much as you can using the following list of 4 words in addition to a few spontaneously selected words. Rage Order Justice Common Pollute Addiction Challenge Fantastic Binder Then remove the listed words from your writing and leave a set of () behind. Next to each listed […]

  • Ten Minute Spill

    Write a ten-line poem. Find a proverb, adage, familiar phrase, or brainy quote that you have changed in some way as well as five of the following words: cliff, blackberry, needle, cloud, voice, mother, whir, lick. You have ten minutes. No rhyming. P.S. We will be practising poetry posting permanently. Please create categories in your […]

  • First Lines

    Turn off moderation from your Dashboard==>Options ==>Discussion. Begin your post with the first line of a poem. Now you go to someone else’s blog and comment the next line. (Meanwhile your post will collect lines for your poem.) Try to post one line on everyone’s blog. When you commented on all posts go back to […]