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Creative Poetry

  1. 1. Poetry in the Classroom<br />Jaime Rodríguez<br />
  2. 2. A Little About Me<br />BA <br />English Literature major<br />Teaching English as a Second Language at the secondary level major<br />Bilingual certification<br />MA in TESOL- Inter American University-San German<br />I teach 10th grade English at Pedro PereaFajardo Vocational High School in Mayaguez.<br />I have been teaching for 7 years.<br />
  3. 3. My school has three main buildings.<br />1300 students<br />Pedro PereaFajardo Vocational High School<br />
  4. 4. My classroom is located right beside a highway and a mall. <br />My Classroom <br />
  5. 5. This poster was done by a student who dropped out. It reminds me of how fragile they are and of the brief time I have to make a positive impact on their lives.<br />My Favorite Pic<br />
  6. 6. On any given day in my classroom… <br />I Provide students with alternative ways of performing tasks.<br />I Provide students with models and strategies.<br />If you write it, I will read it and give you feedback.<br />
  7. 7. Philosophy<br />Constructivist Learning Theory-The student is the<br /> center of the educational process and the teacher<br /> functions as a mentor.<br />Noam Chomsky-Universal Grammar- All languages share common linguistic aspects.<br />Multiple Intelligences Theory-Howard Gardner. <br />
  8. 8. Approaches/Theories of Writing<br />The Prose Models Approach-Paul A. Escholz posits in Eight Approaches to Teaching Composition that you have to provide learners with the structure of writing and combine it with models from which students can learn.<br />
  9. 9. Demo<br />Grade Level: works for any level (as we will soon see)<br />Objective: After the teacher presents and explains different examples of poetry, the students will write one poem using the discussed model of poetry.<br />Time: 50 minutes here; in class up to two weeks<br />Standard/Writing: The student effectively communicates to a variety of audiences in all forms of writing…<br />Expectation W.10.4 The student applies figurative language to produce different styles of poems.<br />
  10. 10. What is Poetry?<br /><ul><li>Write in a board the students’ answers.
  11. 11. Example: feelings, emotions, ideas, life, etc.
  12. 12. Explain that it doesn’t have to rhyme and avoid using a formal definition for now.</li></li></ul><li>What is a Concrete Poem?<br />A concrete poem is one in which the words make a shape. This picture shows an example. The poem is about a fish and the words are written so that they form the picture of a fish.<br />
  13. 13. Instructions<br />First, you must pick a theme or a shape. <br /> (For example, let&apos;s say that you want to write a poem for your significant other for Valentine&apos;s Day.) Your theme is love and your shape could be a heart.<br />2. You can do the shape first or the theme whichever is easier for you.<br />
  14. 14. 3. Get out two pieces of paper. The one is for the final copy so place that aside. With the other piece, write your poem. Do not worry about the shape yet; just write your poem. Concrete poems don&apos;t have to rhyme.<br />4. Not sure how to write a poem? <br />Again, following our example, you are writing a love poem. Close your eyes and count backwards from 10 to zero and think about your wife or girlfriend. Think about what you love the most about them. Think about their qualities. Why you are attracted to them. Now open your eyes and start writing.<br />
  15. 15. 5. Now that you have your poem written, If you haven’t yet, draw with a pencil the shape you chose from step 3. Write you poem into the shape. You may have to play around with the shape so that your poem fits.<br />6. Add a photo or other colorful designs if you wish to complete your concrete poem.<br />
  16. 16. ★A concrete poem is a collage of words, letters or symbols that creates meaning both by what it says and by how it looks. ★<br />Example<br />
  17. 17. Name Poem Instructions<br />Write your first name or your nickname in vertical position.<br />Next, for each letter add a word that is a name or an adjective that describes you.<br />Another way of doing this exercise is by drawing pictures whose names begin with each letter of your name.<br />
  18. 18. Name Poem with words<br />J<br />A<br />I<br />M<br />E<br />Jet<br />Atom<br />Igloo<br />Monster<br />Engine<br />
  19. 19. J<br />A<br />I<br />M<br />E<br />Name Poem with Pictures <br />
  20. 20. For this poem you will define, in other words explain a person, a thing, an abstract concept or value.<br />Examples: Love, Friendship, God, Peace, My father/mother/, Death, Life, Home, Country, Freedom, Happiness, Loneliness and any other that comes to mind. <br />Definition Poem<br />
  21. 21. Definition poem example<br />Love is like a flickering flame<br />Given attention and tenderness<br />It will grow into a strong flame<br />But if left alone in the cold night<br />Love will slowly but surely die.<br />
  22. 22. !st line one word title<br />2nd line-two adjectives<br />3rd line-three verbs<br />4th line four words<br />that express a feeling<br />towards title<br />Fifth line- synonym for title<br />Blacky<br />black, hairy<br />barks, sleeps, eats<br />I love him much<br />Doggy<br />Cinquain<br />
  23. 23. Haiku-3lines, 1st line 5 syllables, 2nd line 7 syllables and third line 5 syllables<br />Only one guy by Kobayashi Issa<br />Only one guy and<br />Only one fly trying to<br />Make the guest room do.<br />
  24. 24. I see a young boy-sight<br />Slurping with delight-sound<br />A delicious looking ice cream-sight<br />I can smell its chocolate syrup-smell<br />And hear my stomach rumble-sound<br />Then he bumps into me-touch<br />And I taste the sublime chocolate-taste<br />Sensory-uses the senses<br />
  25. 25. I once met a boy<br />Whose name was Pinocchio<br />And people used to say<br />That he was once a toy.<br />Ballad-tells a story.2nd and 4th lines rhyme.<br />
  26. 26. Old Joe<br />Fell<br />On the floor<br />Yesterday<br />He was drunk<br />Five W’s-who, what, where ,when, why.<br />
  27. 27. What is under my bed?<br />A pair of dirty socks<br />Lots of dust<br />My old baseball glove<br />My tennis shoes<br />Roaches and mice<br />List Poem<br />
  28. 28. Skipping English class<br />Always makes me nervous<br />I look right, I look left<br />If the teacher sees me<br />Then I’ll get in trouble<br />I turn around a corner<br />And whoops I’m caught again!<br />Phrase Poetry-states an idea with a list of phrases.<br />
  29. 29. Cows<br />Don’t<br />Ever<br />Fly (willingly)<br />Alphabet Poem-uses a part of the alphabet to create a funny list.<br />
  30. 30. Blue like the sea<br />Like the color of her eyes<br />When we said our goodbyes<br />I feel blue for you.<br />Color Poem-write about how a color makes you feel.<br />
  31. 31. Telephone Number Poems-each number can be in syllables or words<br />362-4814<br />Our cat starts<br />Most mornings on my lap<br />Before<br />Stalking stuffed mice<br />Or dashing downstairs to explore<br />He<br />Likes things the same<br />
  32. 32. The End<br />

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