Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 4: Prompts and Poems

Bring in favorite children's books. 

DAY 4. "Feeling into Words"
What is a word? What is language? 
Journal about earliest memories of poetry, reading, or signing. 

Additional prompts from

1. Interview friends and family and ask them: "Why does poetry matter to you?"
(It may not, but we are going to make the assumption that it does; then, see how they respond.) 
Follow up questions: 
  • Who is your favorite poet? 
  • What is your favorite poem?

2. Record their response with audio or video recorder or journal. 

Offer them your journal - they may want to write or even draw their response. 

Great website for literary devices and examples - for instance enjambment.

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