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The Acrostic Poem interactive provides a form where you pick your main word, then write words that start with the letters of the main word. After you brainstorm your acrostic words, you type in the ones that best describe your main word. The interactive will suggest other words when you point at a letter in the main word. You can then print your masterpiece or go back and make changes.
Using the Diamante Poem interactive, kids create a poem in the shape of a diamond. They select a central theme, then use adjectives, -ing verbs, and nouns to "paint" the theme. The interactive has examples to guide the poet. There are also pop-ups on the fill-in-the-blank diamante form to help guide the student through the parts of speech that make up their poem.
Giggle Poetry by Meadowbrook Press offers several poetry activities. Take a poetry class and learn how to write different kinds of poems. Have a poetry tongue twister race. Answer a rhyme-time riddle, or fill-in-the-blank to complete a poem. Perform a poetry play. Read interviews with some well-known children's poets, and email them a question. And, of course, browse through the online library of hundreds of poems for kids.
Letter Poem Creator
Letter Poem Creator is designed for students in grades 3-5. Using the example in the interactive, students learn to use poetic line breaks by turning a narrative into a poem. The model explains the process of breaking a letter into ideas, and stanzas.
Reading Planet invites kids to splat a poem at Poetry Splatter. Pick a poem theme in an age group (up to age 14). A splat displays a group of color-coded words and sprays the work area. Move the word choices to the fill-in-the-blank spots. Voila - instant poem! Print it or start over and try out other words.
Turn on the speakers or headphones for this one.
RhymeZone's Rhyming Dictionary helps kids in their struggle to find words that express their feelings and ideas. It goes well beyond helping kids to find rhyming words. Use it to find synonyms, antonyms, as well as words with similar sounds or consonants (alliteration). You can even see where Shakespeare has used your word in his works. RhymeZone also has dictionary definitions, homophones, and letter matching
Noted for use by kids in grades 6-8, the Riddle Interactive helps students to make use of simile, metaphor and metonymy. Students design a riddle around an answer, such as a door or grass. They brainstorms words associated with the answer, their synonyms, antonyms. The best riddles use as many of the senses as possible.
The Shape Poems interactive was designed to help elementary students create fun poems about a object in the shape of the object. This interactive tool provides 19 different shapes around such themes as sports, nature and school to spur creativity.
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