Smith's Ninth Grade Blog

Friday, February 23, 2007

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate: Our Teachers!

Today you are going to get into groups of 3-4 and write a ballad about school. Remember a ballad is a poem that tells a story. Make sure you are creative and as always school appropriate. Have fun with this! Don't forget to post your group's poem as well as comment on others.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Personification of a kitchen utensil

Today we are going to make your kitchen utensils come alive! Add human characteristics to your kitchen utensil and have them go on an adventure of sorts. Be creative and please make sure to post your poem and comment on others.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Imagery poem

Looking at your image, write five descriptive phrases of that image. After you have completed your phrases, change seats with another individual and write a poem using their five phrases. Remember that those five phrases are the beginnings of your poem. You build off what they wrote. Good luck and use that creativity! Post your poems when you are done, highlighting the five phrases with which you started. Also, make sure to check back at the blog to comment on other's poems.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I am poem

Students were asked to compose poems following the "I am" poem format revealing in one line who they truly are. This line is then repeated throughout the poem as they speak of their wishes, dreams, hopes and fears. They were also to create a visual collage illustrating what makes up who they are as background for their poem.