Types of PoetryCreating a poetry anthologyChristine Wells & Gavin Fitzhenry
Learning Intentions Research different types of poetry Identify and describe key characteristics of each type of poetry Identify a theme to write poetry about
Success Criteria Demonstrate knowledge of different types of poetry by creating a poetry anthology Demonstrate understanding of a theme by writing poetry based upon the theme
Gathering Processing Thinking Applying Random Poetry Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing1.Choose a stimulating resource e.ga photo, ornament, or a skull.2.Divide class into 3 groups.3.Ask class to study resource intensely.4.Ask each person to write down 1 word about the resource.Group 1 = a noun each Group 2 = a verb each Group 3 = anadjective each5. Each word is thought of individually without discussion. It iswritten on a piece of paper and put into a box.6. The words are then mixed up and drawn out randomly.7. As they are drawn out, they are called out and each studentwrites down the words in long lines keeping the order strictly asdrawn.8. The class is now asked to produce a poem from the words
GatheringProcessing Kinaesthetic Poem 1.Hand out poetry anthologies. 2.Give everyone a number between 1 and 5. 3.Ask everyone to turn to page 10 and write down the line number which corresponds to the number they have been given. 4.Repeat x 7 5.Students read their poem to their neighbour and then share with class. 6.Give title and illustrate. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
Haiku Gathering Haiku poems come from Japan. Haiku usually have simple themes and images. Haiku are short poems, usually seventeen syllables long: the first and third line contain five syllables the second line contains seven syllables. The graveyard stands still A moment is a lifetime People pass beyond Thinking Managing self
Haiku Flourishing despite Your rough inconstant climate, I shake but am still. Processing Count the syllables. Do these poems conform to the rules of haiku? Your name is on the Internet under those dead - Resting at St Mark’s. Haikus often capture a feeling, a perception or a snapshot of something. Although brief they can provoke deep thought. Thinking Managing self Participating and contributing
Haiku Try writing your own Haiku. Choose a simple idea: a leaf a puddle a cloud a time of day/the year. Remember, your Haiku might capture: a scene a thought Thinking an atmosphere Using language, text and symbols a moment. Managing self Participating and contributing Applying
Haiku Processing Now read this poem How does Wendy Cope break the usual conventions of the haiku? Strugnell’s Haiku The opening to the poem November evening;creates an image of an autumn The moon is up, rooks settle, evening. The pubs are open. Wendy Cope The part about the pub surprises us because this is not what we Thinking expect the poet to be thinking about. Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
Gathering Limerick rules The limerick consists of five lines. The last line always rhymes with the first two lines. The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. Thinking Managing self Rhyme scheme aa bb a Participating and contributing Lines one, two and five may have from eight to eleven syllables. Lines three and four may have from five to seven syllables. The last line of the limerick is special as it contains the joke or punch line.
Limerick Gathering Processing A limerick is a fun, comic type of poem. Look at these example and, in pairs, see if you can make a list of the features of a limerick. There was an old man with a beard, Who said, ‘It’s just as I feared – Two owls and a hen, Four larks and a wren, Have all built their nests in my beard. There once was a girl from Pinner, Who ate spiders with chips for her dinner. They were tricky to catch, She was really no match, And by Christmas was very much thinner. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
Limerick Limericks are usually five lines in length. Limericks normally have a rhyme scheme of a,a,b,b,a and follow a regular rhythm. Limericks often begin with similar lines such as: There once was a man from… There was a young lady from… There is a sing-song quality to limericks that make them suitable for light-hearted, funny ideas. Thinking Gathering Managing self Participating and contributing
Limerick Now have ago at writing your own limerick. Remember to use the correct rhyme scheme and rhythm. Here are some starters you might try: There was a young man from Orewa … A young student who truanted school … A teacher who didn’t like teaching … Or you could write a limerick about a NZ celebrity! Thinking Using language, text Processing and symbols Applying Managing self Participating and contributing
Sonnet Thinking Managing self A sonnet is a lyric poem of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter, linked by a pre-set rhyme scheme. Shakespeare wrote lots of sonnets which were particularly popular in the Jacobean and Elizabethan eras. Often sonnets have love as their theme. On the next slide you will see another Shakespeare sonnet, from his play Romeo and Juliet. Drag the letters at the bottom of the slide next to each line of poetry to show the rhyme scheme of the sonnet. Gathering
Activity Some forms of poetry lend themselves to some subjects easier than others. Can you write a haiku about your school? Processing Or a limerick about the sky? Applying Could a sonnet be funny? Choose one of the forms of poetry we have looked at and write a poem using this picture for inspiration. Did others choose the same poetic form? Compare your poem with others in your class. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
Gathering Processing Task: Poetry Anthology Applying This collection of poems/song lyrics will be based on a theme called Living in New Zealand. Before you begin your teacher will encourage you to brainstorm aspects of your life and your life in Aotearoa. This assessment may be completed individually or in pairs. If choosing to work in pairs you must complete double the amount an individual does. This anthology will include at least 3 (6) original works written by you in chosen poetic forms on the living in New Zealand theme. One of these original poems must be at least 10 lines in length. (Free verse) http://edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_31_14.html Thinking http://thewordshop.tripod.com/forms.html Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
Getting started Brainstorm, what aspects of living in New Zealand you wish to focus on. Also your anthology will include at least 3 (6) chosen poems/song lyrics by a variety of New Zealand writers.Poetry Links: http://aonzpsa.blogspot.co.nz/ http://newzealandpoetry.org/journal/ http://www.nzetc.org/iiml/bestnzpoems/index.html This link is great. Just open, click on the year then contents. Some poems in this collection are audible. If you want to include song lyrics you will do the research. The writer(s) must be living in, or born in New Zealand.
Presentation You are to present this anthology as a digital essay using imovie, educreations (an ipad app) or moviemaker. You can present visuals as photos, words, animations, moving images or any combination. You may use one technique for one poem then change to a different technique for the next poem. You must record yourself reading at least two poems (one must be your creation). These may be shared with the class.
Helpful linksCheck out these links to see what can be done with animatedpoetry. Here are some of Billy Collins (past Poets Laureate) poetry which has been turned into short animated films: http://www.bcactionpoet.org/ You might also like to see/hear him speak in this TED Talk! http://www.ted.com/talks/billy_collins_everyday_moments_caug ht_in_time.html You will have class and homework time to research, write, collect and present your anthology. Follow the timeline on Ultranet to keep track of when this assessment is due.
Assessment ScheduleAchieved • The theme of Living in NZ is evident in some poems. • At least 3 original poems are included in the anthology. • At least 3 poems by NZ authors are included in the anthology. • One original poem is at least 10 lines long. • A range of poetic styles is used.Merit • The theme of Living in NZ is evident in all poems. • At least 3 original poems are included in the anthology. • At least 3 poems by NZ authors are included in the anthology. • One original poem is at least 10 lines long. • A range of poetic styles is used correctly.Excellence • The theme of Living in NZ is clearly articulated in all poems. • At least 3 original poems are included in the anthology. • At least 3 poems by NZ authors are included in the anthology. • One original poem is at least 10 lines long. • A range of poetic styles is used correctly and effectively.
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