Our school librarian posted a book spine poetry challenge for my students today. With the poem-a-day challenge, students have done many different kinds of poetry, but I hadn’t introduced book spine poetry–so this was pretty perfect. And I was inspired to create my own book spine poem as well.
I’m not sure if it breaks the rules to add a title…but I did it anyway. Here is my book spine poem:
Inspired by blogger Molly Hogan over at Nix the Comfort Zone, I decided to try my hand at some found poetry…and to introduce my students to this process as well. To ensure student choice and accessible reading, I decided to head over to Wonderopolis and choose a Wonder of the Day as my source for a found poem.
I picked the article, Where Does Sea Glass Come From? and set off to select words that would become my own original poem. Following Molly’s model, I decided that I would only use words I “found,” not changing word endings or adding any words of my own.
Works of art
Water, waves, and sand
My students selected their own wonders today and started reading and selecting the words they would use for their own found poems. We ran out of time before they finished, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for some examples of their found poetry.
I do have a couple of Haiku from the two students who have not yet had a poem appear on my blog yet this month. The first is a Haiku about Haiku:
One of my fellow #clmooc-ers, Vanessa Vaile, posted this invitation in the G+ community to remix, hack, create found poetry…and it’s been sitting in the back of my mind, waiting for the opportunity to find its place on my blog.
This morning the twittersphere handed my this poem and it has stayed with me all day, begging me to think about ways to remix and recreate and combine it with my photography.