I happened upon this blog post about Blackout Poetry, and it reminded me of how much I love that form. My first experience with it was in my English 12 class, but I would love to try it with students at the intermediate primary and middle years levels. It allows for reading practice, creativity is encouraged, and poems can be made without being slowed by printing and spelling. Since the words are all on the page, you just have to find your poem! (This would be a great use of pages that have been printed or copied by mistake!)More examples can be found on Newspaper Blackout.
What's your favourite form of poetry?
Miss B. Allen