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Poetry is music to our ears. When you write poetry with Crayola® Rainbow Twistables, you create music for the eyes as well.
Poetry is a story told with a few words, a song without musical notes. Poets arrange words to make you feel or think in a certain way. Organize students in small groups and have them read poetry aloud. Have students discuss the "music" of the words they are hearing.
Using Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, students write original poems. Provide time for students to edit and revise their work. If students are still working in small groups, they may choose to peer edit another group member's work.
When a student's poem is in its final form, have it transposed onto poster board using Crayola Rainbow Twistables. Use white space on the paper to create an illustration to accompany the poem. The illustration may also be created on a separate piece of construction paper.
Often a poem has a distinct shape on paper. Why? Because the way it is written affects how it is read aloud. Poetry readers take a breath at the end of each line, so sometimes a poem has one-word lines. These words are often startling or especially descriptive. What shape will your poetry take?
When student poems are in its final form, transpose them on posterboard with Crayola Rainbow Twistables. Notice how the rainbow of colors twist out from the barrel echoes the subtle shades of feelings found in poetry.
Students decorate their poem posters with borders, illustrations, or a title in fancy lettering.
Provide time in the school day for students to share their writing with small groups of classmates.