Class Preparation


         The preparation of writing poetry in the classroom depends of the type of poem the students are writing. If the student is writing poetry to accompany artwork, then art supplies are needed. With drama, props or costumes may be warranted. With music, audio equipment or musical instruments may be appropriate. Whatever the case, thoroughly be prepared with whatever materials you may need.


         The class itself should be set up to be support historical creativity. Purchased or student-made history posters, should be posted to give students ideas about writing. Later, student poetry should grace the wall, providing both motivation and models what can be accomplished.


         Desks can be arranged so that collaborative writing and sharing can take place. Places can be allocated for quiet independent work for those students who desire a more secluded environment in which to work. In short, the class should be flexible to accommodate any type of writing assignment.