Such a nice request to hear from the children! Thanks to the Poetry Object project, we have had fun learning about different techniques to help us, amateur poets.
One original activity we did a couple of weeks ago was suggested by Chris Betcher and Paul Hamilton. Using the iPads, we took screenshots of non-fiction texts and used the app “Skitch” to block out all the text but the most inspiring words or phrases. At the end of the exercise, the remaining words/phrases were used to compose a poem.
The students then used Vokis to bring their poems to life. Here is Eliza’s and Bri’s Voki:
Visit our students’ personal blogs to listen to and view their Vokis!