Alliteration in Headline Poems

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Poetry is everywhere you look! Create found poems using headlines from newspapers and magazines. Young poetry focus on creating alliterative phrases with words they find in headlines, tying their poems to a central theme.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a social studies class when discussing headlines for current events, or to make a commentary on a historic event
  • Have learners describe themselves or an important part of their lives with the poems
  • Encourage your class to rewrite or retype their poems in a decorative way
Classroom Considerations

  • Idea is engaging, but you'll need to guide your learners a little more with topics or subjects for them to stick to

  • Incorporates poetic elements and newspapers headlines in one activity
  • Includes all necessary worksheets and lesson materials, including a reference to 20 Poetry Writing Exercises by Stephen Dunning and William Stafford

  • None
Common Core