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poetry lesson plan: cut-up poems

Objective: Students will understand that expressive, presonal poems can be made from existing materials and will create new poems

--We start by talking about recycling in our daily lives-- blue bags, aluminum cans, etc.
--And talk about people who create new art from recycled materials-- Mr. Imagination, for example
--And the idea that an artist can create highly personal statements from other stuff
--Then we pull out magazines, old books, and other materials that we've collected in preparation for the class
--Then the kids create poems new poems from all the stuff

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