Begin by writing the letters for your topic vertically down the page. It is best if these are bold, capital letters so they will be easy to distinguish from the rest.
Then, think of words or ideas that begin with each letter you have written. These should relate to your topic.
Haiku 3 lines:
1st line: 5 syllables
2nd line: 7 syllables
3rd line: 5 syllables
Four line poem where the first and third lines rhyme and the second and fourth lines rhyme.
1st: one word (subject).
2nd: two adjectives describing the subject
3rd: three words ending in -ing telling about the subject
4th: four words, the first two describe subject, the last two describe its opposite
5th: three words ending in -ing telling about the opposite
6th: two adjectives describing the opposite
7th: one word (opposite from the first line)
Five Senses Poem
Five line poem using the format below:
One word (noun)
2 words (adjectives)
3 words (action verbs- end in "ing")
4 words (a short phrase)
1 word (synonym to your first noun)
A poem that is about 6 lines where the first word in each line drops and a new word is placed on the end.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that was built between 1933 and 1937. Prior to the bridge, cars had to ride ferries to get across the water. Due to winds that blow up to 75mph, waves that can reach 50 feet into the air, and the probability of earthquakes, it was said that this bridge would be impossible to build. Joseph Strauss had experience building bridges and he knew that he could do it. His dream is our inspiration. The bridge is 8,981 feet long (almost two miles) and it rises to 746 feet above sea level.
The Mission District
This district boasts holds the oldest building in San Francisco, the Mission Dolores Church, which was built in 1776. Consequently, it is the first neighborhood of the city.
Although it is best known as former prison for the country's most dangerous criminals, Alcatraz has a rich history. The island has been a bird sanctuary, a Civil War outpost, and the beginning of the Native American Red Power movement in this country.
It is also the site of the first lighthouse on the Pacific West Coast.