Student Writer Instructions:
The poems in insectlopedia force us to look at creatures in a new way. For this writing exercise, you will choose a “creature” by pressing the first button or coming up with one of your own. Then you can press the second button to find pairs of rhyming words that inspire you to look at your creature in a humorous or imaginative way.
Choose carefully—every word counts in this activity! Now, can you create a short poem that captures your creature’s characteristics and personality? Try to make your poem rhyme in unusual ways. Go back to the second button to find more interesting words to include in your poem. Try putting two words together to make an original word.
Finished already? How about writing another, or drawing an illustration to accompany your poem?