Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Write a poem for the NZATE Junior Writing comp. Due 5/9

This week for home learning you are to write a poem to enter into the NZATE Junior Writing (Poetry) Competition 2012

Write a poem of no more than 40 lines about an object in your house.

Suggestions: Choose an object and brainstorm everything you can about what it looks,
sounds, tastes, feels and smells like, where it came from, why you have it, what is the best/
worst thing about it, a memory associated with it, what you’d like to forget about it ... use your brainstorm as the beginning for your poem and see where it takes you. 

The winner at each year level (Yr 9 and 10) wins $100 and their poem will be published
in the October issue of English in Aotearoa
The two runners-up at each level win $50 each.

I'll send your poems off to be entered into the competition - you just have to post them on your blogs.

Last week, a lot of you made silly mistakes in your writing.  Please check back and edit any incorrect grammar and spelling.  A lot of you didn't even do the home learning - get it typed up please.


  1. Hi miss, can it be 'any' type of poem???

  2. Yes.

    However, I don't think you are going to win any prizes with an acrostic poem.

    I think they are probably after something where you just jot down and craft your thoughts, like most of the Glenn Colqhoun poems you will have seen; they can't really be put into a poem 'category'.

  3. Hi miss, can you please post a link to the competition site.

    1. I don't know if there is one. I have to email your entries in to another teacher who runs NZATE - it's an English teacher group.

  4. Hey Miss,
    Sorry my poem got in late.
    Finally got a chance on the computer:)