Looking for a fresh way to have students experience and write poetry? Take a look at the website, MOTION POEMS, that shows animated poetry with sound. Here’s an option for your computer savvy students who are comfortable with or eager to learn animation. What a great way to demonstrate the ways that poets create pictures with words.
You could have students animate poems that you’re studying together, work in pairs with one writer and one animator, or invite students to write and animate their own work.
Then, of course, invite to post their animations on your class website or share them on safe on-line educational websites. Consider have students use first names only.