A couple of my classes finished their poetry projects before the others due to schedule changes. Instead of moving ahead, I decided to continue with poetry.
First the students used Word Move on the iPads to create poems. We talked about how their poems should make the reader feel something, anything. It could make us laugh, for feel sad, or silly. At first grade most of them went with silly.
Word Mover is a free app that allows the user to create poems. Users can create accounts within the app which is great if more than one person is going to use Word Mover. The app gives you a word bank to drag words from or select a blank one and write your own words. Words can be moved around, enlarged, and rotated, and colored. The app also allows you add a background as you can see in my students examples below.