Language Arts Mini Spark #71 – Nonfiction Poetry

Nonfiction poetry focuses on conveying facts about subjects through engaging and creative narratives. Nonfiction poetry can be a fun and thought-provoking way to tell a story or impart information.

Step 1 – Learn about an important historical event (Apollo 11) by reading the article, The Moon Landing on the National Geographic Kids website. Click on photo to read.

Step 2 – Listen to this example of nonfiction poetry about Apollo 11, Eight Days Gone. Click on photo to watch/listen.

Step 3 – Explore these websites and choose an article of interest. Read the article 1-2 times.

Step 4Create your nonfiction verse in the form of a Cinquain poem. Cinquain poems follow a specific 5 line pattern. Use these sheets to further analyze your article/topic and draft your poem.

Step 5Find a photo to accompany your poem, choose an app on your iPad to create a visual display of your work.

Step 6 – Share! Email your finished work to your building’s EY Coordinator.

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