Last week, fourth grade students in my school were asked to put their figurative language skills to work. They were asked to create a poem using simlies and metaphors that they have been sculpting over a weeks worth of classes. One student wrote a shape poem about ME! She used my hair to create the different lines of the poem and it looked wonderful. Shape poetry is a creative way to combine art and language. The image above is a Shel Silverstein poem that I love. He was a master of combining beautiful art with beautiful words.
Here is a rough draft of the students poem, not in shape form. Cute, cute, cute!
If you don’t have time to try the assignment, reflect on your favorit Silverstein work here.
This is mine: