If you haven’t heard of found poetry before, it is essentially what it sounds like! Students cut out words and phrases that they find and create a poem out of them! It’s an extremely easy and exciting way to begin a unit – students are engaged right from the get-go.
In this post, we’ll walk you through exactly how found poetry works and the materials you will need to make it happen.
- You’ll need anywhere from 15-30 magazines (depending on how many students you have and if you don’t mind them sharing). We receive anywhere from 4-5 magazines a month, so we save them throughout the year. (We also make sure to go through each magazine omitting any inappropriate material and crossing off our home addresses.)
- Glue sticks and scissors (however many you think your students might need depending on whether or not they can share)
- Blank computer paper to glue their found poems to
|Arranging words and phrases to create the perfect found poem. Notice the brownie on the desk? We made them these as a little treat while they were working on this activity 🙂|
|You can see their brains working as they begin to arrange phrases and thoughts on their computer paper. We just love it!|