Saturday, April 18, 2020

18 - Poems Can Repeat the Beginning Sounds of Words (Alliteration)

Welcome to my 2020 National Poetry Month Project
See My Last 10 Poetry Projects HERE

Each day of April 2020, I will share three things:
  • A dice roll of three word dice
  • A video explaining one poetic technique titled POEMS CAN... You can also find these at Sharing Our Notebooks as part of my ongoing Keeping a Notebook project
  • A poem inspired by one or more of the dice words and the technique

Here are All of This Month's Poems:

And now, for today's words! 

Day 18 Words
Photo by Amy LV

Thank you to Heinemann for giving away a copy of my book POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS WRITING IN ALL GENRES each week of April. I will draw names from the previous week each Thursday evening at 11:59pm, and I will announce a winner each Friday. Please leave a way to contact you in your comment as if I cannot contact you easily, I will choose a different name. This week's winner is named atop the post.

If you would like to learn more about other National Poetry Month projects happening throughout the Kidlitosphere, Jama has rounded up many NPM happenings over at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  Happy National Poetry Month 2020.


Let's Ride Bikes!
Photo by Amy LV

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  1. The sun shines, the bike beckons, the poems pull us and Glorious and Antoinette, two little friends look for rainbows and happiness. It's a delicious day in this neighborhood thanks, Amy. (PS I am curious if you might share about how long it takes you to jot and create your drafts. I know that for children and other writers it is each to her/his own, but I am thinking it would be interesting if you could keep track or estimate. If you don't want to mention it you might put a little indication on the bottom of your draft in a circle so we might see it? Just a little thought.) @nd: where did you get your wooden word dice? And did you use an entire set of Metaphor Dice or did you pick and choose ahead of time? I have all of these minus the wooden and am curious. I also assume you did not use all the Haikcube dice, if that is indeed what the other cream-colored dice are. Thanks!

    1. Hi Janet! The dice are different. Some Haikubes - I did pick and choose. Same with the Metaphor Dice - I picked the ones I wanted to use. The big wooden dice are antiques from an antique shop. The little ones are from a vintage Scrabble Sentence Cube Game. You can find these on ebay. As for drafts, they really vary. I sometimes sit around for a while just thinking and not drafting at all,so that counts. Or I begin and walk away and come I never really time them.I just like to see what happens. :) xx

  2. Oh, GLORY! A friend! And when did she get a name? Love Antoinette! I'll have to skim back to see if I can find my own answer...

  3. I cant wait to share this lesson with my studetns. Even as 6th graders, many still think alliteration needs to be a tongue twister. Loving the adventures of your little critters.

  4. They meadow-greet! I LOVE that line and can just envision this being part of a book, beautifully illustrating these little critters in the sweetest ways. Little friends on bikes-how very cute!