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Mrs. McKeown's Poetry
30 Days of Poetry - Day 1


Why Bother With Poetry
A Concrete or Shape poem
Free Verse or Unrhymed Poem
A Student's Poem
Stump the Teacher
My Poem
Poetry References
Poet Study - Poems
Poet Study - Biography
Poet Study-Jack Prelutsky
International Poet
Native American Poet
Naoshi Koriyama (extra)
Asian American Poet
Hispanic/Latino Poet
Gary Soto extra
African American Poet
Picture Book
Social Studies
Poem /Sung
Two Groups
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Douglas Florian
Judith Viorst
Jack Prelutsky 2
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstein
Folk Poem
Song Lyrics
Classic Poetry
Mother Goose
Picture Book Poem
Arthur Guiterman

Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry is the use of words and their physical formation to convey meaning. This may be done with color, the shape of the lettes, and/or the arrangement of words. 
Directions:  Graphically create a scene using only words. From a distance this will look like a picture, but up close it will consist only of words and phrases.  No extra lines or shapes should be used.  A light pencil line might be drawn first as a guide.  Use colors, shapes, and sizes that will enhance the meaning of words.
An alternative is to use a letter of the alphabet and create phrase in which most of the words begin with that letter.  The major letter should be drawn so that it suggests the object that you are describing