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Alliteration in Headline Poems
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute class sessions|
- Published Comments
November 08, 2011
I absolutely love the concept of the "headline poem". In my own work I've found that asking students to extend themselves into areas that really spur on their creativity is a terrific way to engage them. Especially for a topic such as alliteration, which can be quite difficult to grasp for a student.
I am the chief editor of a poetry website called http://www.mywordwizard.com and we work closely with teachers in helping them engage their students in all sorts of creative ways. One of the most successful initiatives we have undertaken is actually publishing the work of all the students in a particular class, give them recognition by giving each of them their own page on which a particular poem is published. We invite them to comment on their fellow student's poems and give them recognition by awarding the class a special certificate in poetry.
We find that the slight ego gratification (after all, they are artists in training) goes a very long way in motivating them to acquaint themselves with the various poetic genres.
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