Wednesday, March 18, 2009


What is a concrete poem? How do you write one? What does it look like? Check this out:

  1. A concrete poem is written in the shape of the subject.
  2. Every line in the poem is about the chosen topic.
  3. The poem is written so that the words create the shape of the subject.

Concrete Poems from Armstrong Elementary
Trumball Elementary School Poetry


Sunday, March 15, 2009


In case you don't know, the Nixa Ladies Basketball team won the Class 5 state championship this weekend. You can read the News-Leader story here. Also watch this YouTube video about the girls. Based on this story, who would you name as the year's Most Valuable Player (MVP)? Why?

Write a 3 paragraph persuasive letter to Dr. K, the Superintendent of Nixa Schools asking him to name your player as MVP.

Paragraph 1 = Introduction (3 points)
  • Who you are.
  • Why you are writing
  • Who you would name as MVP

Paragraph 2 = Supporting Details (3 points)
  • 1st Supporting Detail
  • 2nd Supporting Detail
  • 3rd Supporting Detail

Paragraph 3 = Conclusion (3 points)
  • Restate who you think should be MVP
  • Request for Dr. K to name that person MVP
  • Thank him for his consideration

Each paragraph must contain at least 3 complete sentences with proper spelling and grammar (1 point).