Introduction To Poetry

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Introduction To Poetry

  1. 1. Year 9
  2. 2. What do you already know about poetry?
  3. 3. TASK #1 <ul><li>After you have received all the instructions from your teachers you will be put into small working groups. </li></ul><ul><li>In these working groups you will need to work together and brainstorm what you already know about poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to present this in the form of a mind map. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a mind-map?!
  5. 6. Remember…
  6. 7. Good group work requires: <ul><li>Everyone to listen to each others ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Equal participation from all members. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation and concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>A positive attitude. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Moving into your groups [follow teacher direction carefully]
  8. 9. Acrostic Poetry
  9. 10. Acrostic Poetry <ul><li>A n acrostic poem </li></ul><ul><li>C an be about anything, </li></ul><ul><li>R eally. </li></ul><ul><li>O f course, some people like to </li></ul><ul><li>S tart each line as a new sentence, </li></ul><ul><li>T hough </li></ul><ul><li>I prefer weaving meaningful words together into a </li></ul><ul><li>C reation that is more freeform. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Task # 2 Create your own Acrostic Poem
  11. 12. Task # 3 Extension Task Write an acrostic poem sharing your views about a global issue that concerns you. Eg……
  12. 13. Global Issue: Terrorism <ul><li>T hese tragedies are occurring too often in today's society. </li></ul><ul><li>E veryone is affected, be it directly or indirectly. </li></ul><ul><li>R easons? Could they tell us any that would forgive their sins? </li></ul><ul><li>R esentment and remorse they do not feel for these horrible </li></ul><ul><li>O rganised and planned attacks on the </li></ul><ul><li>R espectable, innocent people who are unknowing. </li></ul><ul><li>I rreplaceable lives lost in a an instance because of these </li></ul><ul><li>S elfish, gutless terrorist acts of </li></ul><ul><li>M urder. </li></ul>

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