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Gum, that  forbidden classroom fruit, can be the inspiration for writing simple poetry.
Read and discuss some poems that demonstrate authors' imagery using one or several of the five senses.

Distribute sticks of sugar free gum.
Ask questions, such as  "What does the gum look like?"
                                    "How does it feel?"
                                    "How does it smell?"
                                    "How does it sound as you chew it?"
                                    "How does it taste?"

Have the children write words or phrases that immediately come to their minds.
Students can compose their own poems using as many of their "first impression" words and phrases as possible.


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