Found Poetry and Blackout Poems


 

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Found Poetry  Blackout Poetry  Magnetic Poetry 

 

 

What is Found Poetry?

 

  • According to the website, “Ask Jeeves for Kids,” a found poem is “a composition made by combining fragments of such printed material as newspapers, signs, or menus, and rearranging them into the form of a poem.”

 

Poem Made by Cutting Up Wikipedia Articles

 

Found Poem:  Poetic Form, from Poets.org

 

 

Teaching Strategy:  Found Poems from Facing History and Ourselves

 

Retelling History Though Poetry, Library of Congress

 

 

Found Poetry Instructions from ReadWriteThink

 

 

 

 

Student Challenge:  Create a New York Times Found Poem

 

 

Found and Headline Poems, from National Council of Teachers of English

 

 

Found Art Poetry 

 

The Arrow Finds Its Mark:  A Book of Found Poems.  Georgia Heard, Roaring Brook Press, 2012

 

 

Image by Laura Randazzo

 

 

 

What is Blackout Poetry?

 

Blackout Poems, Scholastic

 

https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me/#

 

 

Creating Blackout Poems with Google Docs

 

 

Searching for Poetry in Prose, New York Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnetic Poetry: A Found Poetry Learning Plan using Hands-On and Online Tools

 

 

Opener: How many of you have played Magnetic Poetry?

 

In 1993 Songwriter Dave Kapell had writer’s block so he cut up words from magazines and began rearranging them for inspiration. He sneezed, the paper went everywhere. He took a little advertising fridge magnet, taped the words on them and magnetic poetry was born.

 

Word Mover from NCTE Student Interactives

 

In pairs and trios, one half of the group opens the site Word Mover, from National Council of Teachers of English, and compose a found poem

Use the word bank, the background, the drop and drag features.

 

In pairs and trios, the other half of the group composes a poem using a hands-on magnetic poetry board.

 

Groups Share Their Poems with Each Other, Then Switch and Write a Poem in the Other Format

 

How did the experience of composing a poem on the computer differ from a hand-held board?

How might each engage format students, especially reluctant writers?