Today my sixth graders had a special treat. The Wild Goose Chase Theater came to our school! Matt Sandbank made his shadow puppets come to life with his voice and poetry. He taught the students how to create imagery in their poems. He engaged them the entire 45 minute period. Even the science teacher wrote a poem! During his show he had the students pick an image and then list nouns, verbs, and adjectives that would go with the image. He modeled every step that he did. After they compiled their lists, he had them create music with their words. He taught them about alliteration, metaphors, and similies. Yes, I teach these at my school, but it was good for my students to hear it from someone who writes their own poetry. Below is my list and poem.
fun lime green red green stripped juicy black seeds picnic slices chunks summer messy munching devour child running soft basket adults children humongus ripe fruit plump crisp quench bite flesh rind ants dribble eat large rotund table spit hard mounds water melon abundant pile
Mounds of messy melons
Stacked on the picnic table
Ripe juicy fruit
Dribbles down my cheek
Chunks of plump red flesh
Seed spit in the air
This is more fun than the fair!