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Poetry Unit Design
Transcript of Poetry Unit Design
7th grade writing
Hillsboro Jr. High
Poetry Unit Design
Getting to know my "who"
Content and Substance
Picture of Success
7.15B Write a poem using poetic techniques
(rhyme scheme/ meter), figurative language,
(personification/idiom/hyperbole), and graphic elements.
Students create an original poem of value to them, which expresses their thoughts and feelings.
"Who" Spec Sheet
Concepts: Figurative language/ rhyme
Skills: write a poem/ use a poetic technique
Processes: writing process
"I've been looking forward to today, like all day!!"
-Sydney, 7th grade student
"I loved class today!"
-Ronald, 7th grade student
"Can we do this again next week?"
-Madison, 7th grade student
Students' scrapbook pages displayed in the classroom.
"Can we invite our teachers from HIS?"
-Natalie, 7th grade student
The classroom was transformed into a coffe house.
Poets after the SLAM with their waitress, Mrs. Landrum
"What is Poetry?" -performed by Zeke
"Cracks in the Sidewalk" -performed by Brianna
"Tumbling" -performed by Hannah
"This is my third year teaching 7th grade, and each year I've taught poetry differently. This year, though, I didn't teach poetry, I taught my kids, and that made ALL the difference!! They wrote at a higher level and were engaged in the work that I asked them to do. I couldn't have been more proud of them!!"
Some students chose to represent their original poem in Glogster.
Some students chose to use Animoto to create a video that represented their original poem.
Some students chose to create a scrapbook page to represent their original poem.