More Shapes for Poems

We made leaves poems to add to our feet installation.

leaf poem

This student is imagining a feather talking to her.


This student wrote in a ripple shape.

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I designed these worksheets for students to make use of in sharing poetry sessions we had in the lead up to submissions for the poetry wall.

Reflecting on Ripple

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It was simply inspiring to see the different age groups coming to celebrate poetry at the library in Tully on Friday.

We had two writers from the Licuala writer’s group representing that group, the Indigenous Education Officer from the Highschool and a local Elder who came to share her work.

The children also performed their poems, and many had memorized their own creatons. They performed to the older writers and to their parents, teachers and fellow students.

They also kindly bought their feet shape creations, with words about themselves or something they wanted to care for to the library and we installed them on the notice boards and around our butterfly ripple effect painting. Thanks so much to their teachers for responding to the unity feet/butterfly ripple effect installation

Well as soon as I can I’ll post some photos of everything – I was a bit too busy with microphones to always remember to take photographs but some of our trusty CRACA volunteers, Licuala and others took some photos and so the day is well covered.

Special thanks to Maxine at the library, also to Head librarian Helen for allowing us to use the library, Pam, Ben, Owen, Vanessa, Rebecca, all the young poets attending and all teachers and parents who helped to make the day a great success.

Awesome !!!

Shape Poems and Word Play

It was fun adapting workshops to be for all ages. Cut out words, and shapes were used with the youngest group and assistants made sure they could read the words
as they played with them and formed them into shape poems.

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Students also answered the ‘What if’ Question and had a picture they could colour however they liked, and use to inspire their work. They could either write their sentence out themselves, or ask a teacher to help them.