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poetry lesson plan: concrete poems

Objective: Students will be learn the principles of concrete poems; poems that form a picture of the topic or follows the contours of a shape that is suggested by the topic of the poem. Kids will be create a concrete poem at the end of the session.

--We start by explaining the concept of concrete poetry and provide some examples
-- Talk about how letters can be more than just parts of language, but can have a language of itself
--Talk about modern typography and how different typefaces can transmit different feelings, meanings, etc.
--Then we talk about what they'd like to write a poems about
--Then get down to the business of the poems

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