Hello from Klamath Falls, Oregon! In real life, I’m on the West Coast to do some school and library visits with my good friend Janet Sumner Johnson, author of THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY.
But online, I’m guest-blogging this week at poet and children’s author Jacqueline Jules’s blog, Pencil Tips: Writing Workshop Strategies.
When Jackie asked me to put together a workshop or activity, I decided to get crafty. I dusted off my long-neglected glue gun, grabbed some wrapping paper scraps, and got busy… making a poetry prompt jar that Ms. Hill’s class would be proud of.
There is one and only one of these beauties. I am giving this prompt jar, full of poetry prompts from my book, away to one class! Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway.
UPDATE: The drawing will be on Monday, November 21, after NCTE. See you there!
You can read full instructions for creating a Poetry Prompt Jar (just like the one in THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY) at Jackie’s blog. Meanwhile, enjoy the photo gallery of my prompt jar in progress.
There’s a photo of the finished product at the Pencil Tips blog.
Good luck with the giveaway!
LOVE it! I actually made a couple of these this summer. Used a Dickinson poem for the words….but kids can put them together anyway they want to! They are in my middle school library.
Thanks, Linda. That sounds like fun. Another prompt idea is to take lines or titles from other poets’ poems and use them as a jumping off point.
I’m copy-catting Linda B. I have lots of poetry prompts in my library for students to use and for teachers to borrow. So, If you draw my name…..Please take the prompt jar to NCTE with you and say a Teacher Librarian wants YOU to have this to some wonderful and unsuspecting teacher 😉
Love this idea! A lot like our #wonderjar from Wonderopolis!
My class and I loved The Last Fifth Grade…, talking with you yesterday, and want to be included in the give away drawing! Thanks so much!
Thanks, Laurie. Good luck in the drawing. Tell your class “hi” from me.
It’s a great idea, Laura. I long had a poetry/writing prompt box of ideas. Hope you’re having fun in that beautiful part of our country!
I forgot to say leave me out of the giveaway. I have plenty, & this good prize needs to go to a class!
Thanks, Linda. Will do! I’d love to hear about some of the prompts you kept on hand for your students.
Oh, this does sound like fun! Looking forward to seeing you at NCTE!
Same here, Tara. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.
What a great idea! How creative to make the jar magnetic.
Hi, Brenda. I wish the jar were magnetic! I had to hot-glue the poetry tiles to the plastic jar. Messy, but fun.
Fun! I’m going to go share this, Laura! (When does the giveaway end?)
Thanks, Laura! I’ve updated the post with the drawing date: Monday 11/21, right after NCTE.
What a fun idea! Ms. Hill would be delighted!!
Thanks, Mary Lee. I bet your class would enjoy this prompt jar.
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What a fabulous idea! I’d love to be entered to win this! It would add to the great plans I’m creating from the inspiration at NCTE 16! ?
What a fun idea! Thanks!!
What a great idea! I’d love to be entered to win!