Practically Perfect Poetry – From Brainstorm to Form

Presenter: Bryan Gidinski

Frustrated with some of the formulaic approaches to poetry? Finding student poems uninspired and lacking creativity? Bryan will share strategies to brainstorm language and content for poetry and then engage students in finding the appropriate form and structure to best showcase their vision.

Target Audience: Teachers of Grades 3 – 9

Duration: 1 1/2 – 2 hours


Practically Perfect Poetry – Resources and Supporting Materials. This link will take you to the original workshop handout.


Playful Poetry is the adapted / simplified version of the process.

Overview (Playful Poetry)  <– link fixed.  Overview is in Word, so you can download and adjust instructions.  Each of the phases is isolated on a separate page and you can direct students to each individual page depending on your pace.


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