|ABOUT THIS MOBILE APP|
Learn about and write theme poems, a poem written within the shape of the subject of the poem. Multiple themes allow students many options for writing a poem about topics they are familiar with and allows teachers options for connecting poetry across content areas.
Final work can be shared via e-mail or saved to the device's camera roll.
Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own theme poems on the same device without confusion.
This app mirrors our web-based student interactive Theme Poems, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their poem right in the online tool!
Examples of the various categories of shapes. Each have multiple options for users.
Users fill in a poem within their chosen shape.
Files can be saved for editing later and even emailed, downloaded, and uploaded into the online version of the tool.
An example of the final printout. This can be saved to the device's camera roll or emailed out as a PDF file.
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Lessons That Use This Mobile App
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.
Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources
Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 21
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 3
Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 21
Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
Grades K – 8 | Activity & Project
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re surrounded by brilliant shades of green! Observe and collect sensory images from nature and use the sights, sounds, smells, and textures to create original nature poetry.