Poetry Bellringer #1, Acrostic Name Write a poem using the letters of your first name. Your poem will be written in sentences using word wrap. (See Sample) Lori likes to watch movies and eat popcorn, but Once she piloted a US Army helicopter. She Really likes to play soccer and teach writing skills. She Is a Riverside Middle School English teacher in New Jersey. Poetry Bellringer #2, Theme Poem “Title/Noun” Line 1: Your first and last name Line 2: Name a (metaphor) Line 3: He/she is like a (simile) Line 4: He/she (3 verbs) “Dalia” Lori Wareham She is a flower. She is as bright as a rainbow. She likes gardening, reading, and traveling. Poetry Bellringer #3 Haiku Poem It is a form of unrhymed poetry that had its beginning in Japan. Haiku describes something about nature or the seasons. Each poem is three lines long and the number of syllables in each line follows this pattern: Line 1: five syllables Line 2: seven syllables Line 3: five syllables Name your favorite season? What is the weather? Name a few animals found there? “Spring Come Near” Stand barren near pond Branches from the dogwood tree Winter departed “Frightening Frost!” The moaning snowplow Shatters the frigid stillness Of a crystal night Poetry Bellringer #4 Limerick A limerick is a short, humorous poem with 5 lines. It follows a specific rhyme pattern where lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme. C= clap S= snap “Teddy verses Freddy” Line 1 There once was a fellow named Fred CS CCS CCS Line 2 Whose muscles went right to his head. CS CCS CCS Line 3 I’ll make the girls sigh, CS CCS Line 4 “Cause I’m quite a guy!” CS CCS Line 5 But the girls liked Ted more than Fred! CS CCS CCS “The Cool Fool” There once was a boy at our school CS CCS A CCS Who thought he was terribly cool. CS CCS A CCS He wore fancy jeans CS B CCS Strode around with the teens CS B CCS But ended up playing the fool. CS CCS A CCS Poetry Bellringer#5: Diamante’ A poem in the shape of a diamond following a specific format. Line 1: one noun (person, place, or thing) Line2: two adjectives describing the noun (size, shape, color) Line 3: three verbs telling what the noun does (list three ing words) Line 4: two nouns telling the place where the noun in Line 1 would be found (Place) Now think about an opposite noun from Line 1 Also on Line 4: two nouns telling the place where the noun in Line 8 would be found (Place) Line2: two adjectives describing the noun (size, shape, color) Line 3: three verbs telling what the noun does (list three ing words) Line 4: two nouns telling the place where the noun in Line 8 would be found (Place) Write a title that can work for both Line 1 and Line 8 nouns Check out the sample below: “Rose verses Morning Glory” Rose Thorns, Reddish Hurting, Turning, Swaying Meadows, Fields, Parks, Woods, Blowing, Blooming, Growing Small, Colorful Morning-Glory Poetry Bellringer #6: Thanksgiving Acrostic Story/Poem Write the word “Thanksgiving” on the left side of your paper. Write sentences to make a story about what you do with your friends and family on this special American holiday. You may use word wrap when writing your sentences. Write poem as a story (sequence). (Sample Story Poem) “Turkey Feast” Thanksgiving is in a few days and I’m really excited. I Had a blast last year watching Aunt Sandy dance, and Andy and Uncle Harry told animal jokes that were Noteworthy. We laughed so hard they made us cry. Kind relatives devoured our healthy meal fit for a king, and Sweet strawberries decorated the awesome fruit platter. Going out to buy food isn’t always fun, unless It’s a dessert with yummy whipped topping. I’m Very excited when the turkey is browned to perfection and It’s time to eat. I will Not forget to save room for Shirley’s rice pudding and Give thanks for this American holiday. hanksgiving is for family and friends, when and hens. nd we eat until we can’t fit no more, nocks on the door welcome more people in, Lynn. iving ourselves to people from all over, appy people are eating turkeys ow our stomachs become so sore. o, let’s give thanks and enjoy Aunt even brought my old dog Rover. inny, my uncle, shouted, “Who made the pumpkin pie?,” and then played with my cousin Sammy, who is very shy. with the roly-poly belly, but he is o one bothered to thank our cook rampa Tom, and he is as sweet as jelly.
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