Shape Poetry

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Calligrams, or shape poems, are the focus of ninth exercise in a ten-part poetry writing series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the calligrams about the classroom
  • Collect all the poems into a book for display in the classroom library
  • Ask poets to create a poetry notebook for all 10 poems created in the series of exercises
Classroom Considerations
  • Calligrams, or shape poems, are the focus
  • Although the prompts can be used in any order, the 10 exercises in the series become increasingly difficult
  • The resource includes specific directions for crafting a calligram, a brainstorming box, and a worksheet
  • No model shape poems are provided