Story poem tips and starting points …..

Here are some tips for writing story poems:

1. You don’t have to use lots of words and sentences like you do when you write a story.

2. Your first line is like the beginning (it can have one word or go to the end of the line!).

3. Your last line is like the end of the story. Will it surprise you, make you laugh, be a puzzle, or just tells us what happens at the end of the story? (it can have one word or go to the end of the line).

4. Will you find some words that shine on the line?

5. Before you start your poem, go on the hunt for good verbs (doing words). They will help you tell your story in a poem.

 

Here are some starting points (ideas) for a story poem:

1. Write about something that happened to you that you will always remember.

2. Write about what happens when you find a magic stone.

3. Write a poem as if you are a character from a nursery rhyme.

4. Write a poem as if you can fly.

5. Write a poem as if you are a Hero Cat.

6. Write a poem as if you had two magic wishes.

7. Write a poem about an animal that turns up at your place.

8. Write a poem about a dog, a mouse and an elephant (or any three animals you like). What happens?

9. Write a poem about a lazy cat and a hardworking chicken.

10. Make up your own poem about a porridge pot that never stops bubbling over in your kitchen.

11. Make up a poem about the worst day of your life (you can use your imagination).

12. Write a poem about the best day of your life (you can use your imagination).

13. Retell a myth or legend as a poem but use no more than 20 words.

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