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Introduction to poetry

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Introduction to Poetry with flash cards and Higher Order thinking skills applied to poem.

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Introduction to poetry

  1. 1. Introduction to Poetry Billy Collins
  2. 2. <ul><li>I ask them to take a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and hold it up to the light </li></ul><ul><li>like a color slide </li></ul><ul><li>or press an ear against its hive. </li></ul><ul><li>I say drop a mouse into a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and watch him probe his way out, </li></ul><ul><li>or walk inside the poem’s room </li></ul><ul><li>and feel the walls for a light switch. </li></ul><ul><li>I want them to waterski </li></ul><ul><li>across the surface of a poem </li></ul><ul><li>waving at the author’s name on the shore. </li></ul><ul><li>But all they want to do </li></ul><ul><li>is tie the poem to a chair with rope </li></ul><ul><li>and torture a confession out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>They begin beating it with a hose </li></ul><ul><li>to find out what it really means. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Poetry means nothing if unread
  4. 4. color slide
  5. 5. to press
  6. 6. hive
  7. 7. to drop
  8. 8. to probe
  9. 9. light switch
  10. 10. waterski
  11. 11. surface
  12. 12. to wave
  13. 13. author
  14. 14. shore
  15. 15. to tie
  16. 16. rope
  17. 17. torture
  18. 18. confession
  19. 19. beating
  20. 20. hose
  21. 21. Poetry means nothing if unread
  22. 39. Poetry means nothing if unread
  23. 40. color slide
  24. 41. to press
  25. 42. hive
  26. 43. to drop
  27. 44. to probe
  28. 45. light switch
  29. 46. waterski
  30. 47. surface
  31. 48. to wave
  32. 49. author
  33. 50. shore
  34. 51. to tie
  35. 52. rope
  36. 53. torture
  37. 54. confession
  38. 55. beating
  39. 56. hose
  40. 57. <ul><li>I ask them to take a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and hold it up to the light </li></ul><ul><li>like a color slide </li></ul><ul><li>or press an ear against its hive. </li></ul><ul><li>I say drop a mouse into a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and watch him probe his way out, </li></ul><ul><li>or walk inside the poem’s room </li></ul><ul><li>and feel the walls for a light switch . </li></ul>
  41. 58. <ul><li>I want them to waterski </li></ul><ul><li>across the surface of a poem </li></ul><ul><li>waving at the author ’s name on the shore. </li></ul><ul><li>But all they want to do </li></ul><ul><li>is tie the poem to a chair with rope </li></ul><ul><li>and torture a confession out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>They begin beating it with a hose </li></ul><ul><li>to find out what it really means. </li></ul>
  42. 59. senses <ul><li>I ask them to take a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and hold it up to the light sight </li></ul><ul><li>like a color slide </li></ul><ul><li>or press an ear against its hive. sound </li></ul><ul><li>I say drop a mouse into a poem feel </li></ul><ul><li>and watch him probe his way out, </li></ul><ul><li>or walk inside the poem’s room </li></ul><ul><li>and feel the walls for a light switch. feel </li></ul>
  43. 60. HOTS Higher Order Thinking Skills <ul><li>Explaining patterns : </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and explain different patterns in the text and explain their significance. </li></ul><ul><li>• Explain why certain lines/ phrases/words are repeated. </li></ul><ul><li>• What behavior does the character/speaker repeat? </li></ul>
  44. 61. <ul><li>I ask them to take a poem request </li></ul><ul><li>and hold it up to the light </li></ul><ul><li>like a color slide </li></ul><ul><li>or press an ear against its hive. </li></ul><ul><li>I say drop a mouse into a poem </li></ul><ul><li>and watch him probe his way out, </li></ul><ul><li>or walk inside the poem’s room </li></ul><ul><li>and feel the walls for a light switch. </li></ul><ul><li>I want them to waterski command </li></ul><ul><li>across the surface of a poem </li></ul><ul><li>waving at the author’s name on the shore. </li></ul>
  45. 62. <ul><li>But all they want to do </li></ul><ul><li>is tie the poem to a chair with rope </li></ul><ul><li>and torture a confession out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>They begin beating it with a hose </li></ul><ul><li>to find out what it really means. </li></ul>
  46. 63. Theme <ul><li>an investigation </li></ul><ul><li>an intent </li></ul><ul><li>playfulness of poetry </li></ul>

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