Digital Writing Final Project Poetry Unit 8th Grade Western Suburbs Dixie L. Boschee
Learning Objectives State/District Standards <ul><li>Students will identify and demonstrate with textual support the follo...
Learning Objectives State/District Standards <ul><li>Students will:  </li></ul><ul><li>use specialized vocabulary related ...
Poetry Unit Overview <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure, explication, analysis, research </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
Formative Assessment   Pre-Assessments <ul><li>Matching poetic terms & poetic forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Figurative langu...
Formative Assessment   On-going Assessment <ul><li>Peer comments on VoiceThread postings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poet biogra...
Formative Assessment   On-going Assessment 2 <ul><li>Peer reviews of poem drafts/revisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use distr...
Summative Assessment   <ul><li>VoiceThread  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poet biography, poetry lesson, reading of poem </li></ul...
Reading Fluency <ul><li>Use VoiceThread to record poem reading </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from teacher and peers </li></ul>
Reading Details <ul><li>Packet of poems provided at start of unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Performance Fluency & Voice <ul><li>Choose up to 10 points of poems to memorize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Points based on leng...
Writing Poetry <ul><li>Genres include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Found, concrete, themed-haiku, point of view, place, person/ob...
Writing Poet Biography <ul><li>Research a poet of choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need 3 sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U...
Writing Poet Biography 2 <ul><li>Create PowerPoint or Google Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design slides of bulleted ...
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Boschee CI5475 Final Project-Poetry Unit

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

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