Tips for Writing a Poem
Step 1 - GT - Gecko Trail - what is your theme? Don't get lost!
Step 2 - DD - Deconstruct and delete - Find the strongest sentence in your writing and start there.
Step 3 - CC - Collapse concepts and construct - Words are important so use only the most important words.
Step 4 - JP - Jump positions - you may want to move things around.
Step 5 - EA - Emergency Additions. Don't add words if you don't have to - only in emergencies! You can use words from all of your paragraphs however because those are from your writing.
Step 6 - SH - Show hope but don't write it. Find ways to explain the action of hope without saying the word.
**Poetry is not the place for cliches so you don't want to use them.
Panhandling and What to Do?
If you are asked by someone on the street to give them money (panhandling) what are your best options?
SOUP Event 2016
We don't have a date yet but stayed tuned!
When you have finished your poem you need to share your Google Doc with your ELA teacher, Mrs. Hassig and Dr. Tolson. Please remember to use their gmail accounts when sharing.
Word Bank for Your Poems
Empty Bowl Word List
Poor, meager, lowly
Support, sustenance, sustain, care, backing, equipped
Sadness, sorrow, grief, regret
Pride, strength, power, control, self-esteem
Lonely, loneliness, alone, invisible, unseen, obscure
Humble, humility, modest, meek
Ignored, unloved, snubbed, overlooked, discounted
Love, affection, courage, brave
Helpless, abandoned, stranded, washed up, destitute
No money, penniless, broke, jobless
Miss-placed, Unplaced, lost, gone astray
Unhealthy, sick, hurt
Surrrender, yield, abandon
Recovery, restore, regain
*If you think of other good words just make a comment here and we'll add them!
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