Have you ever wanted to play with words and come up with a unique poem or paragraph? Now you can do this with ease using The Magnetic Poetry for Kids website and your Smartboard!
Magnetic Poetry website:
- There are four different kits with different word collections.
To work on the Smartboard:
- Go to the website and choose the kit that you’d like to work on – Kids Kit, First Words, Best Friends, or Storymaker.
- The work area is on the left side (fridge) and the words/phrases are found on the right side. Just touch and drag words into the work area. Words can be moved easily around and placed anywhere.
- Increase the zoom level of your browser to make sure the application fills the entire screen.
These can be completed individually or even as a small group.
- Construct a sentence that contains one noun, one verb and one adjective.
- Build a 10 word sentence from the group of words in the word collection.
- Once you have chosen and dragged over specific words, ask students to find all the nouns in the top part of the refrigerator.
- Find all the verbs that describe what you can do on a rainy day.
- After studying a concept in poetry, have students make several poetry samples on the fridge.
- Make the silliest sentence ever AFTER students have come up with some criteria.
- Review the Poetry Collection already found on the website to get students started on their own poems.
Other Poetry Resources for use with the Smartboard
- The Poetry Engine
- Poem ideas on Smart exchange
- ReadWriteThink has its own magnetic poetry area
- Get even more creative and have students try Book Spine Poetry where they find books, line them up and take a photo of their spines arranged in a certain order. What fun! If you have a document camera or access to a digital camera, take instant photos and visualize them on your smartboard. See some samples HERE.
- Decoding a poem – a flash interactive site with a poem and questions from the BBC.
If you have any other ideas, please share them with your colleagues or even as a comment on this blog!