July Canva Challenge – Original Poem Project
(14) Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are responsible for at least two forms of literary writing. Students are expected to:
(B) write a poem using a variety of poetic techniques (e.g., structural elements, figurative language) and a variety of poetic forms (e.g., sonnets, ballads); and
Couple of ways this can be used:
- Make examples of literary devices (metaphor, simile, sensory detail, etc)
- Create visuals for elements of a particular poetic form (Haiku – Japanese Nature Poem, measured in 5-7-5 syllables)
- Final presentation of original poems, using backgrounds to match both style and content
After completing a study in poetic forms and styles, students will compose a nature poem in the style of the Japanese Haiku. Using Canva, students will design and create a photo that includes their poem and the background, text, pictures, styles, and colors all add to the overall meaning of their poem.
As examples, students will look at a variety of well-known haikus before beginning their own compositions. Examples here: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-haiku-poems.html
You could even expand this project – Remember a time you took a vacation or spent some time outdoors. What did you feel? What did you see? What did you smell? What did it make you think of? Write a journal entry describing your experience.
Find pictures that you took of things outdoors, or go take your own to represent your poem.
The mountains of mist
Calling softly to my heart
Come to me swiftly
These are pictures of Huangshan, the Yellow Mountains in the Anhui province of China. We traveled there last summer and every day I want to go back.