Friday, May 21, 2010

The Poetry of Phrases


I taught my 7th grade language arts classes how to identify and write different types of phrases: prepositional, appositive, infinitive, and participial. Then, we chose a topic and wrote several of each type of phrase. We then selected some and rearranged them into a poem. Here was one of my examples:

To be satisfied with life,
To have peace of mind,
Knowing your purpose,
Feeling content,
Security and warmth,
In your heart...
Beyond sadness.

Link your original writing at Weekend Writer's Retreat.

3 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

That came out remarkably well.

Good to see you on the retreat.

Julia Smith said...

Great project - hope some of them got bitten by the poetry bug.

Janet said...

Jumped over from Weekend Writer's Retreat...

A great example and a wonderful way to teach phrases to students (I'm an ex-teacher and always loved innovative, unique approaches to teaching). Like Julia, I hope some of them feel confident enough to experiment with poetry as they move forward.

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