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Liz McMahon <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:18:33 -0400
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If you have some old, weeded books (fiction works best) , invite classes
into the library to create Blackout Poetry! This is the 2nd year I've done
this with kids and they have a great time and produce some amazingly
insightful poetry.

The process is easy. Just have the kids choose a page, rip it out of the
book, read over the page and select words they want to use in their poem. I
suggest they circle them lightly with pencil first and then re-read it to
hear how it sounds.  Then, they can either highlight their selected words
or they can "black out" everything except the words they have chosen. Fun
and interesting activity for the week before vacation and a chance to talk
about poetry and verse novels, etc.

Liz

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Liz McMahon
Library Media Specialist
Messalonskee Middle School
33 School Bus Drive
Oakland, ME 04963
207-465-2167
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