Poetry Box May tips and challenges – all the leaves are falling

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my long shadow in the soft beach light

 

This month I thought it would be fun to write Autumn poems. We all write Autumn poems but we all experience Autumn differently. We start to eat different things, wear different things and we start to do different things.

I don’t think there is any topic in the WORLD that is all USED up.

Let’s share something about autumn in a poem.

 

Surprise me!

 

We have just explored how poems can sound good (check April 1sT) so use your ears as you write.

 

You might pick one Autumn thing to explore.

You might explore lots of little Autumn things.

Do you have an Autumn story?

Have you seen something amazing in Autumn?

Or tasted?

 

HOT TIP Good detail will make your poem hook the reader.

Try three different endings. Which is your favourite?

 

P  l  A    y       w       t

i       h               how you set your poem out. Try different ways.

Sometimes words on the page just flow. Sometimes they make a picture. What do you like?

 

 

HOT HOT HOT TIP: START by collecting lots of words to do with Autumn things. (Tip: hunt for lots of Autumn nouns and verbs before you try hunting for adjectives)

 

SEND your poem to paulajoygreen@gmail.com

DEADLINE Friday May 27th

Include your name, age, year and name of school. You can include your teacher’s email if you like.

P l e a s e    p u t   ‘Autumn poem’ in the subject line of your email.

I will pick some favourites to post on the blog and have a book for at least one reader and maybe even a book for a class.

I will post on Tuesday May 31st.

 

3 thoughts on “Poetry Box May tips and challenges – all the leaves are falling

  1. Chris Lawson

    Hi Paula, Here are a few poems written by Year 3 children in response to the blanket of fog that descended upon Auckland last week.

    Cheers Chris Lawson

    Reply
      1. Lee Palmer

        Hi Paula, found your site last week as I searched for Autumn ideas. We (Year 3/4 class) have been learning about simile’s and tried combining this with Autumn with some success. I will sort through some to send you this week.
        Lee

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