Second grade students created poems for National Poetry Month using a template (https://writeshop.com/writing-a-never-poem) for a “Never Poem” which emphasizes repetition and alliteration. We discussed what poetry was and some of the characteristics of poems. I modelled the writing using a white board and let the students help me think up words (all starting with the same consonant). Then we talked about adjectives and added adjectives to describe the nouns we had chosen.
Dictionary and Thesaurus Available
I had dictionaries and thesauri at the tables to help them find words if they were drawing a blank; this also served as a review for these reference sources.
Flipgrid for an Audience
One class had the chance to record themselves reading their poems on Flipgrid, but due to time restraints (state test prep, etc.) the others might not get to record. I think it is important to give the students opportunities to record themselves. It is a good learning experience and they love to see and hear themselves! flipgrid.com/3a42d1