You will have 20 minutes
to take your test. We will
reconvene at 11:50. Feel
free to turn over your test
and leave the room if you
WRITERS' WORKSHOP: POETRY
Get into your groups
Pass out your poems so that everyone in your group has a
Take turns reading them aloud; Note obvious errors (typos,
spelling) by marking on the text as the reader reads.
Read everyone’s poetry before making comments about
content, style, and conventions.
Use the handout as a guide for your comments. Ask
yourself the 11 questions about each poem. Where should
the writer focus his or her efforts in revision?
Write on the page of poetry. Use the margins or the back
for your comments.
DO NOT write on the poetry revision workshop handout
STEPS TO REVISION: AT
Carefully and thoughtfully review the suggestions
your readers have given you.
Make the changes that will improve your poem
Put aside the poem for several hours or longer. This
kind of literal space/time distance will allow you to gain
Revisit your poem and the revision suggestions.
Make further changes
Read your revised poem aloud
Post # 6: Project #1: Due Saturday (Week 4)
Reminder about Writing Submissions:
All out of class assignments are to be submitted to me
electronically as an attachment in Microsoft Word.
No other saved forms are acceptable. If you do not have
Microsoft Word software available, leave yourself time to save
and send your work from a library computer. Work must also
be in MLA format. I will read and return work in the order it is
received, with comments both in the text and in the margins.