Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. -Robert Frost
The poetry unit serves several purposes for the Pre-IB English student. First and foremost, the study of poetry is the study of the most concise, intricate ways of using language. Next, the study of poetry provides fast but thoughtful insight into perspectives that may seem foreign, but prove that we are all much more similar than we are different. Lastly, the poetry unit allows the Pre-IB student an opportunity to craft and create based on their own personal strengths.
The following is a list of topics to be covered and due dates the students are expected to adhere to. All typed assignments are to be submitted by 8:00PM on the date assigned to Classroom.
Poetry Choice Board Activity Assessments within the unit: Secret Life of Bees Commentary (500-750) Choice Board Activity 1 Choice Board Activity 2 Choice Board Activity 3 Poetry Commentary (500-750 words) Poetry Final Project Poetry Final Project Reflection
POETRY FINAL PROJECT Choose one of the following projects. Utilize one poem as a primary source from the poetry packet that you DID NOT write your commentary over.
Write a poem in response to a poem in the poetry packet. You can choose to write from your own perspective TO the author, or you can produce a poem from the prospective of another character in the poem, or something else altogether. Be sure to write in the same style (type of poem, meter, rhyme, rhyme scheme) as the poet. Write a one page reflection on your creative choices and what your interpretation brings to the poem.
Put a poem to music! If you play an instrument or are savvy with music on the computer, create a score that symbolizes your interpretation of the poem. You may read, speak or sing the poem as a performance for the class. Write a one page reflection on your creative choices and what your interpretation brings to the poem.
Write a script in response to the poem. Your play should be between 3-5 minutes. Use lines from the poem to craft your script. This should serve as a dramatic (or comedic) interpretation of the poem itself. Write a one page reflection on your creative choices and what your interpretation brings to the poem.
Write your own piece of spoken word poetry based on your interpretation of a poem. Perform in front of the class. Write a one page reflection on your creative choices and what your interpretation brings to the poem.
Write piece of creative prose that responds to one poem. 500-750 words.
Choose your own creative project. Run it by Mrs. Bond.
All final products and reflections must be finished by and submitted into Google Classroom no later 8:00PM.