Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun Poetry Activity with Scranimals

My students are deep into a poetry unit. Last week, we read a cute book (one that a team member found) called Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky. The author scrambles animals with other objects such as a porcupineapple (a porcupine and a pineapple) and describes the scrambled creature with poetry. My children laughed to no end.

The objective for my students was then to create an animal with any other object and describe their newly designed creature with a form of poetry (could be free verse, couplets, quatrains, etc.)

I loved the finished products. See a few of them below.


Have you ever seen a plum bird?
Wouldn't you think that's absurd?

The plum bird is purple and blue,
I know it's half plum, but it's not a food.

The plum bird is awesome; the plum bird is cool,
If it was your pet, you would bring it to school.

Here's the cover of the book:
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Hope you will choose to fit this into your writing/poetry unit. You'll be glad you did.

Happy teaching,

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