Poetry Notes from the Writers’ Workshop

This week in Writers’ Workshop we looked at Poetry.  There are as many different types of poems as there are poets.  Poems can be as long as a novel or as short as a sentence.  We looked at poems that rhyme and poems that don’t.  We read funny poems and sad poems, serious poems and some silly poems (including “A Pizza the Size of the Sun” by Jack Prelutsky and “It’s Dark in Here” from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein).

Want to get started on your own poem?  Let’s try some rhyming.

How many words can you think of that rhyme with these words?

Eye                         Cat                         Rain                       Sun

After you have your list, use them in a sentence: “I spy a fly in the blueberry pie!”

You’re on your way to writing poetry.

One of my favorite poets is Jack Prelutsky.  Take a look at his web site to see many of his poems and tips on writing.

-Miss Chris

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