Poetry Lesson – Verbal Collage

Getting to Know You Poem – This poetry writing exercise aims to give the reader a snapshot of the poet’s likes and dislikes. The poem also introduces students to different poetry structures.

Getting to Know You Verbal Collage

This poem is a nice piece to start the year

This poetry writing exercise aims to give the reader a snapshot of the poet’s likes and dislikes. The poem also introduces students to different poetry structures.

Poetry Lessons - Verbal Collage

Poetry Lessons – Verbal Collage

Use EdWordle to create a verbal collage all about yourself.

1. Complete this list in a word processor so you get your spelling correct.

Your name
Favorite pass time
Second favorite pass time
Favorite music
Second favorite music
Favorite color
Favorite sport
Second favorite sport
Favorite toy
Favorite author
Second favorite author
Favorite school subject
Second favorite subject
Favorite food
Most desired pet
Favorite movie
Favorite TV show
Second favorite TV show
Favorite clothes
Favorite drink
Favorite place in the world

2. Copy and paste your text into Wordle where it says ‘Paste in a bunch of text:’ then press ‘go’.

3. Experiment with colors, fonts & layouts until you arrive at a design you are happy with.

4. Capture the image by doing a screen dump and publish it in the desired form.

Hint – In order to get the words to be different sizes I repeated words by using ‘copy and paste’. My original text looked like this.

Write a word…

5 times = really big
4 times = smaller
3 times = smaller again
2 times = small
1 time = smallest

Adrian Adrian Adrian Adrian Adrian Adrian
guitar guitar guitar guitar
movies movies movies
Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead
BillyBragg BillyBragg
Blue Blue Blue
Cricket Cricket Cricket
Bodyboarding Bodyboarding
Science Science Science Science
Art Art Art
MindstormsRobot MindstormsRobot MindstormsRobot
EmilyRodda EmilyRodda
Baklava Baklava
HermitCrab HermitCrab
FightClub FightClub
BlackBooks BlackBooks BlackBooks
MythBusters MythBusters
Jeans Jeans
WildTurkey
Beach Beach Beach

verbal collage poetry

Verbal Collage Poetry