Poetry Project

 

Poetry Booklet Instructions

Important Dates
Poetry Booklet Rubric
Poetry Slam Instructions
Poetry Slam Evaluation

 

Poetry Booklet:


You schould pick one theme, and write 6 poems about this theme. You could pick someone important to you, and important place, or an important event in your life. You should not pick a common concept such as love.

Poems should have a cover page, with a title. You should also include a Table of Contents listing the poem title and the type of poem. Your entire booklet should be typed and illustrated. You need to include the following:


1) 1 Bio-Poem
2) 1 Acrostic poems
3) 1 Diamonte poem
4) 1 proverb written in your native language and translated to English and explained (don’t forget to include the author’s name)
5) 1 original proverb, and the explanation
6) 1 Free Verse poem
7) 1 of you choice (Haiku, or Limerick)

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Important Dates:

Rough Draft Due Date: As assigned- they will be stamped.
(Keep them and turn them in with the final draft)


Computer Lab Time: students will need to type poems outside of class time


Class editing and illustrations: April 1 &2

Final Due Date: April 5th no excpetions
(Rough drafts and poetry booklet should be turned in)

Poetry Presentations: April 5, 6 & 7

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Poetry Project Rubric

Projects will be graded using the following criteria:

Click here to view the actual rubric.

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POETRY SLAM


Choose two of the original poems you wrote.

You will be expected to bring these pieces to life on the stage, in front of your classmates. You do not have to memorize it, but you should be comfortable enough that you are not directly reading from a paper.

Here are some suggestions:

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Poetry Slam Evaluation

Your performance will be graded using the following criteria.

Advanced: 4
The performance is extremely imaginative, entertaining and effective. You create a mood and use your tone of voice, and poetic devices to enhance the meaning of your poem. You make use of presentation skills and visual devices (whether music, visual, or dramatic movements) in order to fully engage the audience.

Proficient: 3
The performance is somewhat imaginative, entertaining and effective. You create a mood and use your tone of voice, and poetic devices to convey the meaning of your poem. You make use of presentation skills and visual devices (whether music, visual, or dramatic movements) in order to engage the audience.

Acceptable: 2
The performance lacks some qualities of imagination and entertainment. Therefore, it is not as effective. The meaning of your poem is evident. You have clearly attempted to create a mood and tone, although the effectiveness is questionable. You make some use of presentation skills and visual devices (whether music, visual, or dramatic movements) in order to engage the audience.

Developing: 1
The performance lacks qualities of imagination and entertainment. The meaning of your poem is difficult to understand. You try to create a mood, but it doesn’t fit with your poem. No presentation skills or visual devices used.

 

Student Evaluations

In addition to the teacher evaluation, students will be asked to rate each preformance. Click here to view the student peer evaluation form.

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