Poetry Challenge Week Four: Blackout Poems

 It’s week FOUR of the Weekly Poetry Challenge, and this week is all about blackout poems! A blackout poem is created by taking a block of text—like from a newspaper, magazine, or book—and “blacking out” everything except the words you want. Here’s a blackout poem I wrote: Created using the book MAKE BLACKOUT POETRY by John Carroll Read some black out poems! Here are some blackout poems by author Austin Kleon . Examples of student-created blackout poems . Check out this Pinterest board for more examples. Write a black out poem! When creating your blackout poem, you may to start with a pencil and circle or block around the words you want to keep for your poem. Then, once you’re happy with your poem use a sharpie to black out everything you don’t want. Blackout poetry is a great visual, but you can also type out your poem when you’re done to make it easier to read. Need a little help? Here’s a video by Austin Kleon on how he makes blackout poetry. If you or your kids write blackout poem

Story Time Graphic: THE GIANT OF JUM

Every Monday here at Read, Discuss, Do! you'll find a graphic like this one that features a discussion and activity idea for a specific book. This week is the Giant of Jum by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Benji Davies, which is both hilarious and heartwarming (and one of Rebecca's absolute favorites). Also...there's cake! What goes better with ice cream (this week's summer challenge them) than cake?

Feel free to save this graphic and/or share it to social media along with pictures or posts of your story time. Be sure to use the hashtag #ReadDiscussDo when sharing.