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

Summer Challenge Week One: ICE CREAM!

We are kicking off the Summer Challenge with an ice cream party. Your challenge? To read and discuss books about ice cream or other frozen treats, then have some festive frozen fun! 

Remember to share about your experience on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RDDSummerChallenge. We'd love to know what books you're reading and the fun you're sharing together. 

Recommended titles

Scoop the Ice Cream Truck (Sky Pony, 2018) written and illustrated by Patricia Keeler

Should I Share my Ice Cream? An Elephant and Piggie Book (Hyperion Books for Children, 2011) written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Wemberly’s Iceream Star (Greenwillow Books, 2003) written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes



Mindy Baker said…
This is one challenge I might have to do multiple times!! Yummy!
Rebecca Gomez said…
Once for every day of the week?