HOLES AND GOALS Pacifying Poetry: A Non-Western Perspective
COURSE RATIONALE Enhances critical thinking skills. Creates an outlet for creativity. As a future English teacher, I will be required to teach poetry and it is best to not have fear of it.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS How is theme created in a poem? How does a poet’s life influence the poetry that he/she writes? Why do poets use literary devices and structural devices when they write? What motivates a poet to create a new piece of literature?
ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS Appreciative readers skim the surface of a poem to understand it, instead of picking it apart piece by piece. Critical readers will identify literary devices and various structures of poetry in order to enrich their understanding of a poem. Nuances in poets’ writing style reflect the cultural context in which their poetry evolved.
FAVORITE RESOURCE A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms Compiled by: Paul Janeczko Illustrated by: Chris Raschka
Core Poem Annotation: Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins Dry Erase Board Annotation Billy CollinsPRODUCT NUMBER 1
Graphic Poem Translating a poem into images Theme, Literary Devices, Form, Rhyme, Met erPRODUCT NUMBER 2
Personal Poetry Portfolio Forms of Poetry Literary Devices ThemesPRODUCT 3
Culture Graphic Organizer Analysis of Poetry from: China Israel Russia Latin America Comparison of ThemesPRODUCT 4
CONTENT MYSELF AS A LEARNER Poetry can be enjoyable I appreciate the learning process more when it is Anthologies of poetry- creative and motivated by cultural perspectives self-discovery. Various methods in which I have identified another poetry can be approached enjoyable avenue of literature to pursue.THINGS I LEARNED
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Pedagogical Practices to Pursue: Incorporating poetry into everyday instruction- strategies Non Western Literature-Fiction & NonFiction Relevance for Students: Core Poem-will always be the first poem. Graphic Poetry-valid assessment to check for understanding; theme, literary devices, meaning