Tips for bird poems: use your extra special poem-camera

Try taking a poem of a bird instead of a photo.

Your poem-camera is a pretty special thing though as it not only sees, it hears and catches movement.

Go on a hunt for bird words with your camera. Find as many words as you can that show what the bird looks like.

Use the moving lens and hunt for verbs that show how the bird moves.

Use the ear knob and hunt for the sounds of the bird.

Twist the poem-camera and see what the bird likes to do.

Look through the secret peephole to find out if there is anything special about this bird.

Now use some of these fabulous words and write a bird poem. You don’t have to say everything.

Read it out loud. Does it sound good?

Then ask yourself whether you have captured a good picture of the bird in your poem.

Remember you can send your bird poem to paulajoygreen@gmail.com. Include your name, age, year and name of school. Also include your teacher’s name and email if you can. have fun!.

One thought on “Tips for bird poems: use your extra special poem-camera

  1. Pingback: This Week on NZ Poetry Box: my bird-poem diary and one of my favourite picture book writers | Poetry Box

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