Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SOL: Writing Slices

Yesterday, I read at A Year in Reading about poems squeezed from one word.  Bob Raczka wrote a new book of poems, Lemonade, using the title of each poem to make the words for that poem.  

I loved the idea, but it's definitely harder than it looks!  I completed the first step:  creating words from my title to create the poem. Apparently, there is a second step:  Each poem is presented in two ways:  first like a puzzle and then written clearly.  I opted out of this step for I felt I needed more modeling and the mentor text!


writing slices

wring     
           sting
grit     
         wit     

tire
rest    

lite     
         list
      twist

write  
win


7 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! I cannot wait to try this! Love it, love it, love it. :)

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  2. Working on poetry now! Will steal this idea!

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  3. Love it! Another great way to "find" poetry! We'll be trying this in first grade.

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  4. I saw it too, Michelle & did it, & skipped that first part-didn't quite understand. You're right, it isn't easy. But you did a great job! I love the 'tire rest'.

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  5. A great idea for students. I think you've got something going there!! The ending especially works!

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  6. I read this too, now I have another mentor text. Thanks!

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  7. I am so NOT a poetry person. I also read about this new book and still can't figure out how it works. Multiple mentor texts might be in order for me. He he he! Yours looks great though.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.