Our Poem Anthology

Today we all created a Google Presentation as a Poem Anthology.

The Poem Anthology Presentations are due on Thursday morning, 6 June, 2013.

Your Poem Anthology must contain your OWN original poetry
and must include one (1) example of each of the following:

A poem that shows how you ……

  • looked at an everyday object with a poet’s eye
  • used simile(s)
  • used metaphor(s)
  • wrote a poem using strong feelings
  • wrote a poem that paints a picture with words
  • used repetition
  • used alliteration
  • used onomatopoeia
  • used personification


You can not use a poem more than once!
(so you can’t use the same poem to show repetition and simile)

Your Poem Anthology will contain nine (9) original poems.

You may use creative commons images to illustrate your poetry.
(remember to give credit because you will publish your presentation on your blog).

Don’t forget to submit your Poetry Cafe Presentation sheet
with a copy of the two poems you will be performing by the end
of Wednesday please.

Roll of the Dice Collaborative Poem

Everyone contributes one line to the class poem

A roll of the die determines what has to be included in everyone’s line

Here’s what we rolled ….. each line for the poem must include …..

  • a superhero
  • must start with “I wish …. “
  • a colour
  • name of a city or country

The lines are handed in anonymously, “shuffled” and hey presto – a poem is made!

I Wish – by Room 207 

I wish Superman flew to India and bought a purple dog
I wish Ironman in a blue suit would glue me to a plane in Timbuktu
I wish that Spiderman would rescue me with a blue clear web and zip me off to Los Angeles
I wish I was Spiderwoman, instead of throwing webs, I could change grey concrete cities like Manila into green jungles of bushes and trees

I wish that Superman would come to my house with a green cape and fly my family and I to San Deigo
I wish Batman would save me from Catwoman, the Purple Cat, and drive me in the batcar to France
I wish that my batman costume was yellow and from the UK
I wish Wonderwoman would save me in a violet van and take me to Russia

I wish Superman drove me to New Delhi in a red Ferrari
I wish Superman would take me in an orange helicopter to America
I wish Superman saved me in a red car in Japan
I wish Spiderman would help me in a blue car in Korea

I wish Batman went to Japan with me in a black car
I wish Superman would lend me three pink dresses from France
I wish a superhero that has brown skin saved me in Bangkok
I wish Spiderman could give me his red costume in Shanghai

I wish I had Hulk as my big, strong, green bodyguard while I was in Kansas City
I wish I was a superhero wearing blue and red costumes lurking around New York

Laying On My

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Words Are Your Paint

It’s time ……. It’s begun ………  Ms H’s favourite writing unit!!


Today Ms H handed everyone their very own Journal – with handmade covers!
These Journals will be our Poetry Journals for this unit and then we are free to keep them and take them home as our very own Writing Journals forever – Ms H hopes that we will be reminded of her whenever we write in these journals (over the summer & beyond) – that’s why she made them for us!

During the poetry unit, Ms H will be making little things for us to put in our Journals!

An idea from one of Ms H’s favourite mentors, Georgia Heard!

Did you know that poetry hides EVERYWHERE?
And it comes from our hearts!
Poets write best about things they know about so we’ve been making
“What’s in Our Hearts, Hearts”

(Everyone needs to finish their hearts for homework tonight so that Ms H
can laminate them to have on our desks for inspiration!)

Parents: you can find out more about this unit and ways to help at home by going to our Writing Unit Overviews page.

End of RQNW – Reflection

We’ve come to the end of our second Personal Narrative Writing Unit – Raising the Quality of Narrative Writing.  Your next blog task is to reflection on how Writing Workshop worked for you as you focused on gathering more unpolished gems,  chose an unpolished gem to work with, and then began to polish it and polish it into the best gem ever.Flickr Photo Download: Gems

You can use the following questions to help you with your reflection post and remember to link back to this post on our class blog.

What did you learn?
How did it go for you?
What’s still confusing?
What will you try to do next time we come back to Narrative Writing?

I’m looking forward to reading your reflections!

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