Concrete Poetry

Do you remember my students’concrete poetry from last fall? Of course I did concrete poetry again this year, and of course my students did a simply amazing job (click here for an explanation of concrete poetry and last years’ samples).

This year I just took a few snaps with my cell phone camera (click the images to make them larger). I had the teachers at my end of the hallway help me pick 11 favorites for our open house contest.

A lot of kids have football on the brain this time of year, and it’s fun for them to express that! I thought this football player was especially well done.

It’s really unfortunate I didn’t realize this was a blurry shot because this poem of a drum set was awesome.

This poem won the contest at open house (everyone who came voted on a favorite among the top 11). Such a sweet little bunny!

This bookish owl was one of my favorites. I love owls and I love books and this poem is well executed.

A bicycle:

This swooping bird is unique:

I forget what this is the symbol of. Ironman or a Transformer or something like that. The littler kids who came to open house loved this one!

Not a great shot of this cupcake. Trust me, it’s good.

I love this poem created by 7th grader who is on the same swim team as my son:

This is my favorite. It earned second place in the contest.

And now for a few that didn’t make the final group:

This ice cream cone was very cool:

Fun little t-shirt:

This elephant is simple but I love it:

Quirky little fish

This year, I did an example for the kids. Actually I worked on it while they worked on theirs. It’s Skippyjon Jones, one of my favorite book characters! I traced it right off the cover (they were allowed to trace too).

Which is your favorite? Have you ever tried a concrete poem?

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  2. I love these!!! No, I have never done one but I actually sort of want to give it a try. I’m happy that you said you traced Skippy John Jones and that the kids were allowed to trace, too. I was wondering how they all made such great drawings with the poems!
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