Disclaimer: I do not claim to be able to write well, let alone in poetic form. But nonetheless, I had to craft a poem for a graduate class I am taking. The course is called Teaching Reading in the Content area and is designed to teach us how to support efforts to increase literacy in whatever content area we teach.
For an assignment, we had to select a poetic form and craft a poem summarizing three chapters of our textbook.
Here is my discussion board posting, reposted in its entirety for your “enjoyment”.
Ok so I have to admit this was easily the hardest assignment yet. Having to narrow down three chapters to such a small space was disheartening! There was so much information presented, but I wanted to be creative. After all, brevity is the soul of wit, right? I feel witless as opposed to witty after writing this, since it took *forever*. I erased, I changed, I summarized, etc.
The poem is supposed to form the shape of a Japanese lantern, and each line should stand on its own. A few more examples here.
So here is mine…
use a guide?
time – the essence