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Friday, September 21, 2012

writing lab :: found poetry

Hidden poetry is a classic writing lab that is engaging for many different ages. I recently tried this myself and with my young writers' group. 

With any page of text (from an old book, a magazine, newspaper) simply circle words that make a poem (or sentence or idea).

When you like what you have, cross out the remaining words.

You have found a secret or hidden poem. 

This would be fun to do as a party game or after dinner one night with your kids. Encourage them to write the funniest or most melodramatic phrase they can. 

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  1. very wise idea! this is very helpful to create writing skill in children, I really like it!

  2. Great idea!

  3. wow very nice


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