Creative Writing For Grades K-8
Unique and Inspirational Writing Prompts
Poetry Shared with Musical Instruments
Techniques of Poetic Craft
Poetry Power! is a poetry writing/language appreciation program for elementary and middle school students. Through this unique writing experience, kids get to create poems based on their own perceptions of the world. Students and teachers alike learn the craft of writing free verse poems, with special emphasis on:
*the use of the five senses
*figurative language (metaphor, simile and personification)
*metaphorical thinking (the creation of literary images)
* musical rhythms inherent in language (repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration)
After reading their poems in class, the students may, if they choose, read their poems aloud, accompanied by musical instruments. The instruments serve as a means to heighten the rhythms of the poems, as well as to give those students, too shy to read, a way to join in the fun.
Often teachers ask students to type the revised drafts on their computers in preparation for a poetry reading where parents and friends come to celebrate the children’s work. Sometimes, these readings become annual literary events.