Sunday, February 26, 2012

Natural Disaster Poems

In writing this week I had students write a formula poem on a natural disaster of their choosing. We have been doing a Force of Nature unit all month and I liked how this particular formula poem lended itself to nature's fury.
The Formula:

Line 1: Participle, Participle, Participle 
Line 2: Noun
Line 3: Adverb (how)
Line 4: Verb
Line 5: Adverb (where or when)

The poem I modeled for the students:

Swirling, Churning, Frightening
Down in Kansas

Some students' finished poems:

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