You can preselect the newspaper article or allow students to find an article of their choosing. While I am all about allowing students choice, I would be intrigued to see all of the poems that would come from one piece of published writing.
Tools you will need:
- Computer with internet access
- Newspaper Website (any will do)
- Screenshot tool (on the computer or Chrome extension, such as Awesome Screenshot)
- Google Drawing
I wouldn't by any means consider myself a poet, but within 10 minutes I was able to take a screenshot of an article - the first one I came across - put it into Google, and create a poem. It might not be the best, but I am proud of my poem.
Here is a video that will show you how students can perform this same activity.
What a fun way to get students engaged in writing and creating masterpieces from someone else's published thoughts.