A while back I received the following invitation:
“A Panacea of Poetry East Central is having a poetry contest! It will be positively poetic and panoptic!
The first phase we undertook in Grades 9 and 10 was to explore Ladders to the Dark. The first poem was published, April 21, 2009. And today 38 students have written over 350 poems, fragments, and musings.
Links to all published poems can be found at our Queneau blog, aka Random Poetry, in the comments section following each exercise.
Now, here’s what I would like to see from students, today:
- Write a post that contains links to three of your best poems and/or links to three of the best poems written by your classmates
- Submit a comment below with a link to that post.
- Return to this blog later today to find out who I’ve seleted to advance to the next phase
Today, three poems in Grade 9 and three poems from Grade 10 will be entered in the next phase of the contest.
Winners(and prizes???) of A Panacea of Poetry will be announced June 15, 2009.
UPDATE: 3:30PM May 6, 2009
My Mind Is High
In the Midst of the Fire
How tough is it to create the slick political attack ads that flood the airwaves during an election?
Well, not so tough.
I stumbled onto a site that generates attack ads as fast as refrigerator magnetic poetry.
I’m sure ten minutes is all you’ll need to create an ad that rivals any real attack ad.
Post a link to your “Attack Ad” here.
Attack Add Demo
Blog an online research about a song that relates to Heather’s workshop(s) about:
- Domestic Violence
- Getting Along
- Lyrics, portions cut’pasted with hyperlink to source.
- What is going on in the song?
- What is the message the artist is trying to send?
- How do you feel about this message?
- How does it focus on the workshop topics?
3. Composer, performer, dates, album art, awards.
4. History, background, items/ideas of interest
5. Hyperlink all sources.
6. Add to Assessment Data Spreadsheet and apply Critical Thinking rubric (1-4)
7. Moderate three comments on your own. Leave plenty of comments, at least three, on other iblog.stjschool.org blogs.
Write as quickly as you can and as much as you can using the following list of 4 words in addition to a few spontaneously selected words.
Then remove the listed words from your writing and leave a set of () behind.
Next to each listed word add an “==>”
Shut your eyes, think about a word from the list, let the mind “translate” the idea into an image. Write down an image corresponding to each word.
Reinsert these translated images into your ().
Restructure the piece into poetry. Remove words, add line breaks and spacing.
Do not add rhyme.
Write a ten-line poem. Find a proverb, adage, familiar phrase, or brainy quote that you have changed in some way as well as five of the following words: cliff, blackberry, needle, cloud, voice, mother, whir, lick.
You have ten minutes.
We will be practising poetry posting permanently. Please create categories in your sidebars to begin sorting it all into manageable hierarchies. (Dashboard=>Manage=> Links=>Link Categories).
Turn off moderation from your Dashboard==>Options ==>Discussion.
Begin your post with the first line of a poem. Now you go to someone else’s blog and comment the next line. (Meanwhile your post will collect lines for your poem.)
Try to post one line on everyone’s blog.
When you commented on all posts go back to your post and cut and paste as much as you like into a new poem.
Post your finished poem.