Free Verse

This Free Verse writing prompt also includes:

The sixth in a series of poetry writing exercises asks young poets to craft a free verse poem.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect the poems of all class members into a book for the classroom library
  • Have individuals collect all 10 poems from the series into a personal poetry notebook
  • Brainstorm possible topics with the full class
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the 10 activities in the series can be used in any order, the assignments are organized so they increase difficulty
  • Consider providing more specifics to the assignment in the form of required number of lines, etc.
Pros

  • Information about free verse is included on the assignment worksheet
Cons

  • Reluctant writers will need additional scaffolding to feel comfortable approaching the assignment
  • No models are provided