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Me & My Monster

Students learn about visual poetry, create a poem about a monster helper, draw a self-portrait, and rearrange their poems in a visual way with the self-portrait.  


SW learn about the connection between descriptive words/phrases and visual imagery by participating in a drawing exercise & discussion using the poetry of Shel Silverstein.


SW learn about imagery, and how it helps readers imagine with their senses. They then brainstorm their own personal monster “helper”, describing it through four senses, and create monster trading cards with their monster’s attributes.


SW work on creating and typing a poem about their monster.


SW work on creating an illustrated page of their poetry. Today, students learn the basic proportions of a human body, and draw a self-portrait of themselves standing next to their monster.

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