MACA presents

Poetry Online

April is National Poetry Month and MACA is celebrating with (5) Poetry Videos and (4) Art Connected Activities! Beautiful Poems are read aloud by Mrs. Patty. Be sure to check out this FREE RESOURCE on the Monroe Area Council for the Arts YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

K-3 grade

Dogku

Read Aloud by Mrs. Patty

After watching the read aloud “Dogku” the K-3 grade students will explore Acrostics then Haiku poems, working to make their own poems with an “All About Me” theme. This video should be watched before “Acrostics and Haiku Poems by Mrs. Patty.” Teachers may modify the lesson to beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

 

Acrostics and Haiku Poems by Mrs. Patty

This video follows the read aloud: “Dogku” for K-3rd grade poets

4th-6th grade

Revolting Rhymes

Read Aloud by Mrs. Patty

This read aloud includes two stories from Revolting Rhymes: Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It should be read before the activity video: “Cinquain and Limerick Poems by Mrs. Patty” After watching readings of “Revolting Rhymes,” poems of hilariously twisted fairy tales and surprise endings, the 4th-6th grade student will create their own Cinquain poem, reviewing English Language Arts standards and create their own silly limerick using the theme, “All About Me.” Teachers may modify the lesson for beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

 

Cinquain and Limerick Poems by Mrs. Patty

This video follows the read aloud: “Revolting Rhymes” for 4th-6th grade poets.

10th-12th grade

Blue Lipstick

Read Aloud by Mrs. Patty

“Blue Lipstick” explores concrete poetry through the eyes of a teenager, resonating with relevancy to high school audience. After being introduced to Concrete poetry through “Concrete Poetry Activity by Mrs. Patty”, the 10th-12th grade student will sharpen their eye for detain as they create visual art used with words only. The “All About Me” theme may encompass self-portraits to storytelling still life in this exciting lesson. Teachers may modify the lesson for beginner, intermediate, or advanced students.

10th-12th grade

Wet Cement Read

Aloud by Mrs. Patty

“Wet Cement” is paired with “Blue Lipstick” as an introduction to Concrete Poetry. The two read aloud videos should go before “Concrete Poetry by Mrs. Patty.”

10th-12th grade

Concrete Poetry by Mrs. Patty

This video should follow “Blue Lipstick” and “Wet Cement” read aloud by Mrs. Patty. 10-12th grade

This program is supported by East Tennessee Foundation and Grubb Sumner Grant.