A poster providing a definition and example of a concrete poem (or shape poem).
Print this educational poster in letter size or larger. Display it in your classroom as a visual reminder of what a concrete poem (or shape poem) is and how to write one.
Concrete poems are written in the shape of the object they describe, and are used to show a feeling or to excite the reader. Sometimes, the shape is made up of sentences; other times, it may be filled with descriptive words.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking a...
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which...