Tag Archives: acrostic

#SOL19: Day 3 SOLSC


“Watch me. Watch me. Watch me. See . . . “

I watch.

I applaud.

“Bravo”

So much energy. Chatter. Movement. Unrestrained joy.

Tis the season of dance!

No music needed.

It played in her mind,

Translated and

Choreographed into

Movement!

 

Moonlit

Arabesques

Re-creating

Carefully chosen

Highlights




What is an acrostic poem? What forms can they take? Which ones have you tried?

Some answers

How do acrostic poems find you?




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#SOL18: March 16


Why Do I Write?

Addressed

Here,

Here,

Here,  and                                                            (probably my favorite)

Here.                                                             (the post with the most resources)

But is it really that simple?




6 Words

A.

Breathing in,

Breathing out.

Drafting. Revising

 

B.

Music roaring

Thoughts flowing

Ideas Recorded

 

C.

Writing is thinking.

Sharing the page.




Abecedarian

Absent

But

Clouding, and

Darkening

Each

Finger.

Grasping

Happiness, or an

Imaginative

Jalopy

Kowtowing to a

Lincoln or a

Maserati.

Never

Odd.

Perpetually

Quiet.

Recording

Some

Thoughts –

Unveiling a

Very

Worried,

eXhausted

Zombie.




To Write or Not to Write

To write, or not to write, that is the question:
Whether ’tis important for a writing teacher
To know the pain of a lost or fading muse,
Coaxing words from a fledgling writer by example
Taking pen to scribe the truth. To write – to live.



                  Acrostic
Waiting for the
Right words,
Impatiently waiting,
Tapping fingers
Impervious to an audience.
Never
Giving up!

What format works for you?

Which ones are favorites for your students?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily forum each March. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016




This post I wrote to PLAY!

And then I could not decide what to keep and what to discard!

#SOL16: March Challenge Day 16 – Midpoint


midpoint

How is midpoint best represented?  Words?  Numbers?  Both?

In Google Images,  midpoint was shown on a line, on the side of a triangle, and graphed in many, many more formats.

Dictionary.com defines midpoint as:

“noun

  1. a point at or near the middle of, or equidistant from, both ends, as of aline:

the midpoint of a boundary.

2. a point in time halfway between the beginning and the end, as of aprocess, event,  or situation:

the midpoint of the negotiations.”

The second definition represents today – the midpoint of the March 2016 Slice of Life Challenge.

Did you make it?

Are you writing one slice per day and commenting on at least three slices per day?

How are you feeling about your writing?

Have you met your goals?

MIDPOINT

March – March is the month of the Slice of Life Challenge

Intensifies – The reading, writing, thinking muse takes over to guide and intensify my thinking.

Details – Writing long and strong about details generates more mentor texts for me.

Practice – I practice genre, styles and craft moves that are new to me.

Overcomes –  Fear is overcome with patience and pride in published posts.

Insecurities – . Doubts and insecurities are replaced with confidence and beginning seeds of competence.

Notes – Records and notes the process to consider to reflect my processes.

Time – Eking out precious moments of time to polish, praise, and practice writing, conferring, and praising!

Midpoint

March Intensifies Details,

Practice Overcomes Insecurities –

Notes Time.


Process:

Brainstorming began with  . . .16/31 = midpoint – midway – center.  I consulted Dictionary.com for the definition, went to Google Images for a graphic for midpoint. While perusing the math examples I decided my format would be poetry, probably an acrostic to focus on Word Choice and Elaboration. Then as I reviewed my poem I thought about using the words from the acrostic as their own mini poem.  Quickly drafted and added.  Reviewed, revised, spell checked, categories & tagged!


 

 

 

slice of life 2016

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