Friday, February 4, 2011

Found Poem Assignment



U.S. History:
The Children's March (Civil Rights)
"Found Poem" Assignment- Topic of the poem "The Children's March" video (Teaching Tolerance video)
First, brainstorm a list of words and phrases you may likely use in your poem. Then, look through magazines and newspapers for those words and phrases. Cut them out and arrange them on construction paper to form a poem. Glue them on the construction paper. Finally, decorate your poster with pictures and photographs relating to your theme.

Found Poetry (definition):
A found poem is shaped from a collection of words or phrases found in one text. A found poem may be created by students after a text has been read, in part or in whole .

Found Poem (What is it?):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_poetry

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