Today we are going to write some poetry.
Writing poetry is more than just writing, it’s like painting, but with words.
Don’t just say how you feel, illustrate it. You need to make the reader ‘see’ what you are saying.
Can you write a poem about yourself?
You might try to use a simile to describe yourself. The book “Quick As A Cricket” is a great example of using similes.
A simile is: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things using like or as.
“Their cheeks are like roses” is a simile.
Here’s how to organize yourself to write your poem…
Step 1: make a web of 4+ words to describe yourself–be creative!!
Step 2: You can use the writing frame of: ” I am as_________ as a____________.” or of course your own frame!!
Step 3: If you are really stuck and find it hard to think of similes to describe yourself, you can use this poem All About Me Poem Frame instead.
Step 4: READ your poem to yourself. Is there anything you need to change to make it better?
Step 5: Read it to a friend or family member. Do they have any ideas on how you can make it better?
Step 6: Check your spelling. (you can ask a family member to help you find misspelled words)
Step 7: Illustrate your poem with a self portrait.
There are lots of poetry books on Epic! you can check out. All you have to do is type ‘poetry‘ into the search bar.