What do you notice about the poems below?
They are called calligrams and I love these more than an acrostic poem! Today you are going to pick an animal of your choice and create your very own calligram poem for your animal.
First read each of the poems (below - scroll down) and decide what you think makes a good calligram; think about the talking points below after you have read each poem.
Talking Point Questions
What is this poem about?
How might someone feel when they read this poem?
Are there any rhymes or alliteration?
What are your favourite descriptive phrases?
Does anything happen in the poem?
Who might really like this poem?
Who might really dislike this poem?
Now choose some rich vocabulary, draft your poem in your book and then create your very own calligram.