Wanted: Blackout Poets
Blackout Poetry Week
April 7-11, 2014
Use #blackoutpoets on Twitter and Instagram
Fellow teacher and poetry enthusiast Lesley Mosher and I invite all educators, students, and authors to help celebrate poetry in the classroom by participating in a worldwide blackout poetry event on Twitter and Instagram. Remember to tag all your posts with #blackoutpoets. You can find more information about how cool blackout poetry is by reading blog posts by Lesley and me. We also created some special examples based on the literature for the grades we teach. Lesley created this poem from A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd.
Middle Grade Example
I made a blackout poem from Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.
We’d love for you and your students to create blackout poems from your favorite novels, newspaper articles, or any piece of writing lying around your home. Students from all over the world will be participating and sharing their love of words. See you on Twitter and Instagram!