City Poems

City PoemsProject Summary
Students will write cooperative city poems and exchange them on a telecommunications network. The collected poems will be published in an anthology and distributed among partner schools.

Suggested Grade Level and Audience
3rd to 12th

Estimated Time Required
2 to 4 weeks

Student Learning Objectives

  • To improve students' writing, word processing and telecommunications skills
  • To improve students' geographic knowledge
  • To improve students' motivation and enthusiasm for writing

Writing Prompt

These city poems were shared with classrooms on telecommunications networks.

Your assignment is to write cooperative city poems that show others what your city looks like. These will be compiled into a literary magazine and shared with partner schools.

Include such things as:

Seasons
Size
Economy
Tourist attractions
Customs or traditions
Historical sites
Geographic location
Vegetation

Examples

Montreal is a city

Big, bright , brassy

Friendly and extravagant.

People come

From far and near

Just to see it.

Visit the Forum, Stadium and Expo '67

It's loud, showy

French and fun.

Les Cnadiens sont #1!

 

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