Poetry could be existing within lines of any type of writing! Recycle an old magazine article or book that you were about to donate by turning it into blackout poetry! All you need is text (you can print it too), pencils and markers! Here are the steps for creating thoughtful Black Out Poetry (adapted from Scholastic):
Skim the page. Notice and use your pencil to mark any anchor words. Anchor words are words that you feel are packed with meaning. These words can help you start to imagine the theme of your poem.
Read the page. Use your pencil to circle or underline words that connect your anchor words.
List your circled words in order on a separate piece of paper.
Piece the words together to create your poem. You can eliminate part of words, especially endings.
Go back to the original text and cross out any words that aren't part of your poem.
Share your poems with Mrs. Echols (firstname.lastname@example.org).