"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

19 March 2010

Poetry Month Preview: Found Poem

April is National Poetry Month, and as such, I am giving all of my darling students the privilege of creating a poetry notebook for my class. One of the poems the eleventh graders will be doing is called a found poem. I am not usually that enthusiastic about this particular form of poetry - it always seemed a bit like plagiarism to me - but I finally created one that works. For me, at least. Oh, and since I didn't have room for this on the slide, the prose from which this poem is created comes from Orson Scott Card's classic Ender's Game, pp. 262-263. If you haven't read it yet, you ought to.

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