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To see the Summer SkyIs Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –True Poems flee.                          –Emily Dickinson
Writing to Learn  Bio Poems  Writing facilitates learning by helping students  explore, clarify, and think deeply about th...
WRITING TO LEARN                                 Reading and Writing Together       Exploratory                           ...
WRITING TO LEARN                                 Reading and Writing Together       Exploratory                           ...
Bio Poems
Bio Poems
A Bio Poem allows one to reflect on large amounts of materialwithin a poetic form. The Bio Poem follows a pattern thatenab...
Structure of the Bio PoemLine 1. First nameLine 2. Four traits that describe the characterLine 3. Relative (brother, siste...
Here is an example of a Bio Poem
Sir Wilfrid Laurier          1877 - 1919
Sir WilfridOptimistic, charismatic, distinguished, eloquent.Husband of Zoe Lafontaine.Lover of Victoriaville, Quebec and C...
Bio Poems are used when studying large amounts of material.Though the amount of material may seem daunting, one canvery qu...
For example, the period in history we are currently studyingmay seem rather lengthy, however, one can easily draw frommany...
You should consider:
You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph
You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text
You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text•...
You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text•...
The next step is to complete the Task. You are provided witha choice of people from which you must choose one as thesubjec...
The person you choose might very well be included as anexam question, or may be the subject of a term paper.
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  1. 1. To see the Summer SkyIs Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –True Poems flee. –Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. Writing to Learn Bio Poems Writing facilitates learning by helping students explore, clarify, and think deeply about the ideas and concepts they encounter in reading, viewing, and listening (Vacca et al, 2002, p. 217).
  3. 3. WRITING TO LEARN Reading and Writing Together Exploratory Journal Essay Writing Writing Writing Unsent Exit Response Learning RAFT Rubrics Letters Slips Journals LogsBio Poems Admit Double-Entry Slips Journals Dialogues
  4. 4. WRITING TO LEARN Reading and Writing Together Exploratory Journal Essay Writing Writing Writing Unsent Exit Response Learning RAFT Rubrics Letters Slips Journals LogsBio Poems Admit Double-Entry Slips Journals Dialogues
  5. 5. Bio Poems
  6. 6. Bio Poems
  7. 7. A Bio Poem allows one to reflect on large amounts of materialwithin a poetic form. The Bio Poem follows a pattern thatenables one to write a short poem about a person, place,thing, concept, or event under study as a more succinct andabbreviated account (Vacca et al, 2002, pp. 222-223).
  8. 8. Structure of the Bio PoemLine 1. First nameLine 2. Four traits that describe the characterLine 3. Relative (brother, sister, uncle, aunt, etc.) of ________Line 4. Lover of ________ (list three things or people)Line 5. Who feels ________ (three items)Line 6. Who needs ________ (three items)Line 7. Who fears ________ (three things)Line 8. Who gives ________ (three items)Line 9. Who would like to see ________ (three things)Line 10. Resident of ________Line 11. Last name
  9. 9. Here is an example of a Bio Poem
  10. 10. Sir Wilfrid Laurier 1877 - 1919
  11. 11. Sir WilfridOptimistic, charismatic, distinguished, eloquent.Husband of Zoe Lafontaine.Lover of Victoriaville, Quebec and Canada.Who felt the need for reciprocity, a navy, volunteerism;Who needed a nation strong and free;Who feared conscription, assimilation and aid to Great Britain;Who gave his life to politics; and,Who wanted to see a nation united.Resident of Ottawa.Laurier.
  12. 12. Bio Poems are used when studying large amounts of material.Though the amount of material may seem daunting, one canvery quickly and easily synthesize the material in order tocapture the salient points.
  13. 13. For example, the period in history we are currently studyingmay seem rather lengthy, however, one can easily draw frommany important political figures and military commanders ofthe period as subjects of a Bio Poem.
  14. 14. You should consider:
  15. 15. You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph
  16. 16. You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text
  17. 17. You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text•asking for suggestions, or
  18. 18. You should consider:•including an artifact, such as a letter or photograph•using internet sources together with your text•asking for suggestions, or•recommendations
  19. 19. The next step is to complete the Task. You are provided witha choice of people from which you must choose one as thesubject of your Bio Poem. The readings may not be specificinsofar as some of the choices; therefore, you may wish todiscuss with the teacher how you could approach writing apoem about these people.
  20. 20. The person you choose might very well be included as anexam question, or may be the subject of a term paper.

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