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Poetry Introduction

Page history last edited by Karina Younk 12 years, 1 month ago

This poetry unit is intended as an exploration of creative writing, thinking, and orally and visually presenting for all ages and all abilities. The Tic-Tac-Toe table below is divided into Gardner's intelligences and according to four levels of challenge so learners and teachers can pick and choose from beginner, emergent, capable or advanced activities depending on their skills in each of the areas (K-7).

When looking for sites:  Orange (with an S) is for students,     Greem for Teachers,   Blue for both Students and Teachers 

Exploration of Poetry

 

Beginner Emergent Capable Advanced

Interpersonal

- Can we create poetry as a group by brainstorming together and using each others' ideas?

- What messages do poets attempt to get across: social justice, change, compassion?

- Who are your favourite authors? What are they like as people?

Creating pictures and webs to express feelings and emotional responses.

 

Teacher-directed  collaborative web creation (Inspiration, SmartBoard).

Poetry circles and poet-trees for sharing favourite and personal poems.

 

Collaborative Poetry

 

Poetry Lessons by Teachers

 

Peer assessment and critique (2 stars and a wish).

 

Glogs

 

Poetry Slam

Intrapersonal

- How can poetry journals and books be used to explore your thoughts and ideas? 

Explore: Free verse, imagery 

Learn Now BC!

Starfall

 

Journal

 

Scrap Book: collecting powerful images to evoke thoughts/feelings

 

Listening to Accessible Books

Learn Now BC!

Starfall

 

Using PowerPoint for poetry

 

Poetry Journals

 

Humourous

Poetry 

 

Self-assessment

 

Personal Interpretation with

Powerpoint

 

Creating Poetry Files 

Poetry Webquest

Kinesthetic

- Can poetry be expressed through movement? Dance?

Explore action poetry, songs, personnification, use different textures and media to create poems: collage, 3-D poetry

Act out poetry with:

 

ABC Raps

 

PBS Kids Activities

 

Poems and Rhymes and Things to Do

Express yourself through movement and mime: 

Artful poets:

 

Poetry Tableaux

 

Fold Me Poem: Origami

 

Poetry in Action:

 

Sports Poetry Rubric

 

Dancing Through Poetry

Language (Spoken)

- How does poetry change with tone of voice, cadence?

Explore: onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme schemes

Poetry Presentation 

Choral Poetry 

 

Teaching recitation

Poetry Presentation

Choral Poetry 

 

Coffee House 

 

Poetry Presentations 

 

Genre Presentation

 

Tips and poems for memorizing

 

Different interpretations of a poem

 

Poetry Recordings

 

Coffee House

Oral Interpretations : ideas to assist with recitation of poetry

Slam Poetry

 

Poetry Archives

 

Recordings of Poems

Language (Written)

- Which poems do you like to read?

- Which poems do you like to write?

Explore: poetry anthologies, picture books, catalogue poetry, limericks, couplets,  powerful words using a thesaurus

Clerihews - 4-line poems

 

Sausage Poems 

Poetry Journal and Samples 

 

Magnetic Poetry: Play with words on-line! 

 

Writing Tips

Letter Poems

Line Breakers

Twisting Words

Up-Down Poems

Popcorn Poetry

 

 

30 Days of Poetry

 

Magnetic Poetry - sorting

 

Journal stems

 

Poetry tools for metaphors

 

On-line acrostic poems

 

Weaving Technology into Poetry

 

Poetry Stations 

 

Create from a model Poem

 

Magnetic Poetry - sharing ideas with friends

 

Hearing written poetry 

 

Learning the genres

 

Poem Hunter

 

Poker Poetry

Logical-Mathematical

- How can we define a poem by the number of syllables, verses, couplets or by its rhyme scheme?

Explore: Cinquain, haiku, diamante, limerick, hexaquad, couplet, sonnet

Rhyming Couplets 

Triplets

Haiku Gallery

Quatrain

Cinquain 

Shadow Play

 

Senryu

Tanka

Diamante

 

Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry 

Musical

- Which lyrics do you enjoy most? Why?

- Can you write your own lyrics to music?

- How does the beat of the music affect the words to the lyrics?

Explore: rap, jazz, rock, nursery rhymes,

Nursery Rhymes 

 

Sound and Silly Rhymes

Limerick generator 

 

Cadence, rhythm and rhyme

 

Giggle Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary

 

Writing Jingles

 

Sound Poetry

 

Examples of Poetic Devices

 

 

 

How to teach rap 

 

Lessons on Poetic Device

 

Poetry through:

Rock music

Jazz music

 

Using sound technology

Naturalistic

- How are poets inspired by nature?

- Can you use poetry to describe the five senses? 

 

Explore: Haiku (breathe in, hold the thought, and let it go)

Writing Haiku 

 

Nature and Haiku

Nature and Poetry

 

Poetry is like dissecting a flower 

 

Theme poetry: wind and weather

 

Water Dance

 

Student poems on environmental issues

Haiku - Oceans 

Nature Haiku  Slides

Eco-Poetry Lesson

 

Video on Environmental Issues

 

Visual-Spatial

- How does the layout of the poem affect how we read it?

- Can poetry become even more meaningful with illustrations, graphics, choice of layout, font size and colour, backgrounds?

Explore: cinquain, concrete poem, diamante, 

Artistic Poetry 

 

CBC for Kids

 

 

Playing with words and shapes and images:

 

On-line shape poem helper

 

Wordle: word posters

 

Scholastic Poetry Ideas

 

Lesson Plan for Meaning-Making

Layout and visual arts for meaning

Prompts for:

Diamante

Cinquain

 

Poster work

The Cremation of Sam McGee

 

3-D Poetry

 

Venn Diagram

 

 

  

Shaped whimsey:

Concrete Poems (Mike)

 

PowerPoint  Poetry Presentations

 

A Poke in the I

 

Creative video from diamante poem (Karen)

 

Wordle: word posters

 

Wear your Poem

 

Comments (5)

Karen said

at 5:46 pm on Feb 2, 2009

Sorry, Karina, we are finding this very hard to follow; we would like to discuss this with you on Thurs. Need it to feel more user friendly. For instance, instead of 4 tic tac toes how about one grid organized by poetry activities and within activiites hightlight Gardner's Intelligence and level.
some Fairview staff at the UDL Cafe.

Karina Younk said

at 1:44 am on Feb 8, 2009

What do you think of this new layout? On the left are the exploration questions. Under each of the skill levels we could have both resource links and activity links. Would this work? I would change the titles to reflect what students would be looking for in each area. Remember that once we are happy with our unit outline, we can either open this page up to students or post specific sections on our school website.

Karen said

at 11:08 am on Feb 10, 2009

Karina, the questions are very helpful; I added teachers into this; isn't this for teachers as well for instructional ideas etc. Criteria and rubics are good posted for both students and teachers.

Karen said

at 11:12 am on Feb 10, 2009

Karina, I just went into CBC for Kids and I don't understand why this web site is here??? Please explain.

Mallory Burton said

at 8:05 pm on May 27, 2009

I finally had a chance to really have a good look at your poetry unit and an hour later I'm still delighted and exploring websites! I hope somebody got to teach the popcorn poetry lesson and the magnetic poetry must be awesome on the SB. What a great collection of activities, and such a great idea to organize the activities by Gardner's Intelligences. What a great resource!

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