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Boschee CI5475 Final Project-Poetry Unit

Boschee CI5475 Final Project-Poetry Unit



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    • Digital Writing Final Project Poetry Unit 8th Grade Western Suburbs Dixie L. Boschee
    • Learning Objectives State/District Standards
      • Students will identify and demonstrate with textual support the following elements of poetry:
      Alliteration Assonance Consonance Repetition Onomatopoeia Rhyme scheme Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Personification Symbolism Imagery Prose Free Verse Mood Tone Line Stanza
    • Learning Objectives State/District Standards
      • Students will:
      • use specialized vocabulary related to topic of poetry.
      • fluently read text fluently showing appropriate use of punctuation, expression, intonation and rate.
      • perform expressive oral readings of poetry.
      • write frequently in the form of poetry.
      • use the six-trait writing process to develop writing fluency and skills.
      • participate in conversation and formal discussion of texts.
    • Poetry Unit Overview
      • Reading
        • Exposure, explication, analysis, research
      • Performing
        • Public speaking, fluency, interpretation
      • Writing
        • Genre variety, writing process, poet biography, poetry lesson
    • Formative Assessment Pre-Assessments
      • Matching poetic terms & poetic forms
        • Figurative language, sound devices, sensory language (imagery)
      • Application of poetic terms & poetic forms
        • Multiple choice
      • Based on textbook (Prentice Hall, The Reader’s Journey ) and common district goals for grade level
    • Formative Assessment On-going Assessment
      • Peer comments on VoiceThread postings
        • Poet biography and poetry lesson
      • Practice for poetry unit final test
        • Sound devices, figurative language, sensory language, poetic forms
        • Differentiated for mild and medium levels
    • Formative Assessment On-going Assessment 2
      • Peer reviews of poem drafts/revisions
        • Use district Moodle & classroom environment
      • Self/Peer feedback on 10 point poem performance
        • Use Flip cameras to record & assess
    • Summative Assessment
      • VoiceThread
        • Poet biography, poetry lesson, reading of poem
        • Differentiated for mild and medium options
      • Unit test
        • Knowledge & application
        • Differentiated for mild and medium options
      • Student poetry portfolio
        • 7 poems, 1 visual to accompany poem, reflection
      • Poem explication and analysis
        • Differentiated for mild, medium and hot options
    • Reading Fluency
      • Use VoiceThread to record poem reading
      • Feedback from teacher and peers
    • Reading Details
      • Packet of poems provided at start of unit
        • Used to:
          • Practice how to read poetry
          • Better comprehension
          • Introduce new and old poets
          • Rehearse performance options
    • Performance Fluency & Voice
      • Choose up to 10 points of poems to memorize
        • Points based on length and difficulty
      • Performance options
        • In front of class
        • Digitally record and play for class
      • Assessed for
        • Fluency, interpretation & memorization
    • Writing Poetry
      • Genres include
        • Found, concrete, themed-haiku, point of view, place, person/object, idea, ode, two-voice (or three-voice), music-inspired and art-inspired
      • Draft all genres
        • Choose seven for final portfolio
      • Revise seven poem drafts
        • Student determines final 4 for final assessment
      • Publish online or paper format
    • Writing Poet Biography
      • Research a poet of choice
        • Need 3 sources
        • Use Diigo to take notes and share sources
        • Create works cited
          • No Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss
          • No bands/musicians
    • Writing Poet Biography 2
      • Create PowerPoint or Google Presentation
        • Design slides of bulleted & visual information
          • Storyboard required
          • Notes for speaking content required
        • Imported into VoiceThread
      • Design poetry lesson
        • Use poet’s poem
        • Select one poetic device
        • Teach using VoiceThread drawing/voice