Poetry

Painting with Words

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Black Out Poem

  1. Select a paper from the stack on your desk.
  2. Don't read for details, but please skim the page.
  3. With a PENCIL, underline words on the page which you will use to create a poem.
  4. Once you have your poem underlined, begin to black-out all other words.
  5. After you have blacked-out all but the words of your poem, trim or shape your page and paste it onto a piece of card stock for display.
  6. Be sure to write you heading on the BACK of the page.
  7. Listen for DUE DATE!

"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins

  1. Read this poem in your literature book on page 614.
  2. Open a new Google doc and title it "Poetry Assignment #1."
  3. Be sure to put your heading on the document in the appropriate location!
  4. On this document, list the following terms and define them: SIMILE and METAPHOR.
  5. On the same document, create a table. Label one column "SIMILE" and the other one "METAPHOR."
  6. List, in order, the examples of each that are found in this poem.
  7. Turn your assignment in to my Google Classroom on the appropriate assignment.
  8. Listen for the DUE DATE; it is also noted on the assignment in Google Classroom.

STUDENT CHOICE!


  • Option 1:
  1. Write your own poem about reading poetry. Include a minimum of five (5) similes and five (5) metaphors.
  2. Create a unique presentation of your poem.
  3. If this is a digital presentation, turn it in to my Google Classroom on the appropriate assignment. If this is not a digital presentation, turn it in to your wall tray.


  • Option 2:
  1. Create a visual representation of the poem, "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins.
  2. Include the lines of the poem in your presentation.
  3. If this is a digital presentation, turn it in to my Google Classroom on the appropriate assignment. If this is not a digital presentation, turn it in to your wall tray.


Listen for DUE DATE! It is also noted in Google Classroom with the assignment.

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Literature That Shares Theme

  • Read the introduction on page 486 in your literature book to "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson" and "The Wise Old Woman."
  • Discuss with your table group the term, UNIVERSAL THEME.
  • Next, read the two stories.
  • With your table group, discuss the two stories and decide what the shared theme of the stories is.
  • You do NOT have to write your answers on paper; but with your group, answer each of the questions at the end of the stories on p. 497.
  • Now, turn to page 624 and read the introduction to the poems, "It's all I have to bring today -" and "We Alone."
  • Be sure to discuss RECURRING THEME.
  • Read the two poems.
  • Complete the After Reading questions on page 630. (#1 - 8)
  1. You may answer the questions on paper or on a Google doc.
  2. EITHER write the questions, and you don't have to answer in a complete sentence; OR
  3. You do not have to write the questions, but you DO have to answer in a complete sentence!
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Writing Poetry Which Shares a Theme

  • With your table group, select a theme.
  • Each of you must devise a poem implementing that theme.
  • Use the following RHYME SCHEME:

ABAB

ABAB

ABAB

CC

  • Do not discuss the direction you are taking in writing your poem!
  • After each member of your table group is finished writing his/her poem, share your poems with one another.

STUDENT CHOICE!

  • Digital or Paper
  1. With your table group, create a presentation of the poems you wrote with the shared theme.
  2. Your presentation must reflect the THEME.
  3. Be NEAT, and use your imagination!
  4. Turn your assignment in to my Google Classroom on the appropriate assignment if it is a digital presentation or to the appropriate wall tray if it is a paper presentation.
  5. Listen for the DUE DATE; it is also noted on the assignment in Google Classroom.
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Quilt Assignment

  • Read the introduction to "My Mother Pieced Quilts" and "quilting" on page 500.
  • Read the two poems.
  • You do NOT have to write your answers, but discuss the poems with your table group by verbally answering them.

Creative Challenge!

Objective: Fashion a "quilt" of at least nine squares which is representative of significant events in your life.

  1. Think about the fabrics, colors, and designs you would choose and their meaning to you if this were a real quilt.
  2. Decide what symbols or pictures would be effective representations of important times in your life.
  3. One of the squares will need to contain a poem that you have written which explains the quilt and its meaning.
  4. Write your heading on the back of your quilt.
  5. Listen for the DUE DATE; it is also noted on the assignment in Google Classroom.

Tongue Twister Tale

Objective: Write a poem which uses ALLITERATION throughout.

  1. Once you have been assigned a letter, begin to develop your poem.

*Most of the words should begin with your assigned letter, but you may include some words which do not start with your letter in order to help your poem make sense.

  1. Your poem needs to be fifteen (15) lines long.
  2. It must make sense and TELL A TALE!
  3. Your final copy of the poem needs to be written on plain white copy paper.
  4. Write your heading in the appropriate place, but write it on the BACK.
  5. Give your poem a creative title.
  6. You must illustrate your poem.
  7. Your illustration should be in COLOR.
  8. Have FUN!!!
  9. Listen for the DUE DATE!