Poems that tell little stories can be really fun to read. Your challenge this month is to write a story poem. It can be really short or medium.
Here are some tips for you:
Use something that happened to you or someone you know as a starting point.
You don’t have to tell the whole story! Tell the bits that interest or fascinate you.
You can keep it real or add a dollop of imagination. Or do more than one version.
Retell a story from a book you have read
You might keep bits the same and you might add your own twists but you will have to miss things out – it is a poem after all.
Retell a myth or legend
Which bits matter and need to be in your poem? You might write from the point of view of one of the characters.
Take a book title as a starting point for your poem and then write your own story poem.
Take a newspaper headline as a starting point and then write your own story poem.
Take a favourite character from a story you like and invent a little poem story for them.
What changes about them?
What changes in your story poem?
Is there a surprise? There doesn’t have to be!
Try different beginnings and endings.
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SEND your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE Saturday August 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 ‘Story 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 Wednesday August 31st.