One of the first books I remember reading over and over again is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. I can vividly picture myself going over each page carefully and having my parents read it to me.
I remember the illustrations would kind of scare me, but at the same time, I was always drawn to this book. The combination of simple illustrations with great poetry was fascinating.
I haven't read any poetry in quite some time, so to celebrate this month I downloaded The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to my Kindle. It was so fun to remember also reading this with my parents. I still enjoyed reading this book after so many years.
In honor of this special month, I am going to be sharing three apps that will give students the chance to have some fun while creating their own poems!
1. Instant Poetry 2
Have fun creating your own poetry, with your own pictures as backgrounds! Students will enjoy creating their own masterpiece with this easy to use app. They can even share their creations when their finished.
2. Theme Poem
This app gives students the opportunity to learn about and write theme poems. A theme poem is a poem written within the shape of subject of the poem. For example, students can write about a birthday cake in the shape of a cake.
3. Acrostic Poems
Students will learn about acrostic poems and how to write them with this app. Acrostic poems use the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word. Students can choose a focus word and then use this app to brainstorm which new words they will assign to each letter.
All my best,