Monday, July 12, 2010

Grammar Games to Play with Magnet Poetry

Magnetic Poetry games can be powerful teaching tools.

Here is a quick list of games to play using internet based magnet poetry games like this one.

1. Have students make poetry: I know this one is obvious, but it remarkable how beautiful the poetry can be. The students will be proud of themselves.

2. Have students practice making simple sentences: Magnet poetry games are loaded with enough nouns and verbs to make a few simple sentences. Have students practice making as many sentences as they can or challenge them to make it into one long sentence.

3. Have students sort words into parts of speech. Designate the four corners of the screen as places for four parts of speech and challenge students to drag words to the correct corner.

Here are three other magnet poetry sets to try:
e.e. cummings, Walt Whitman, Percy Shelley.

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