1. Ask students to write down three words for each of the various categories that you create (for example: foreign places, textures, sounds, colors, and foods.)
2. Students choose their ten favorite words and write each word on a three-by-five-inch index card. Place the cards together in a word deck.
3. Pass out five cards to each student, and ask students to write a ten-line poem incorporating their five words.
From the WritersCorps publication “Jump Write In!”