Today's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted by Renee at No Water River.
She has lots of "Poetry Candy" for us to sample. Make sure you indulge your poetry sweet tooth!
Poem Posters . . .As Martha Stewart would say, "they're a good thing." What are Poem Posters you ask? Poem Posters are exactly what they sound like. They are posters created by using the text of a "Poetry Break!" poem and some sort of visual (clip art, illustrations, craft items, etc).Last year I began to create Poem Posters to leave in the classrooms after I presented a "Poetry Break!" Teachers and their students were able to revisit, read, and recite poems every day.
One teacher used a clothesline, strung across her classroom, to hang the Poem Posters. Students were able to read and recite "Poetry Break!" poems from the entire school year. At one time, she needed to use the clothesline for another purpose and had to remove the Poem Posters. Students were surprised to see that the poems were not in their usual place and were quite disappointed. The teacher had to reassure her students that the poems would soon be returned to their proper place.
Poem Posters are fun to make and they become a much loved part of the classroom. Poem Posters give students and teachers daily opportunities to take a "Poetry Break!" at any time and on any day!