Yesterday I came across a really cool idea and will use it with my students today. Writing Poetweets & Twaikus. It involves students writing haikus and tweet poems, which limits students to be concise and succinct in their word choice.
I found this handout when Googling for some ideas on teaching punctuation and line breaks in poetry. After tracking it down, the handout comes from HungerGamesLessons.
I have used Twitter-esque assignments with my students before and know they will take to this with a bit of poetic apprehension, but not because of the technology.
I also came across NPR’s Poetry challenge for National Poetry Month: Tell Me More’s Michael Martin is asking people to write poetic tweets and tag them with #TMMPoetry. I tweeted on yesterday…I will post here later, since Twitter is blocked at school (GRRR😦 ).
I am considering having my students do a class Poetweet. I will share updates as they come to me :)!