POETRY WORKSHOP Get into your groups Pass out your poems so that everyone in your group has a copy Take turns reading them aloud; Note obvious errors (typos, spelling) by marking on the text as the reader reads. Read everyone’s poetry before making comments about content, style, and conventions. Use the handout as a guide for your comments. Ask yourself the 11 questions about each poem. Where should the writer focus his or her efforts in revision? Write on the page of poetry. Use the margins or the back for your comments. DO NOT write on the poetry revision workshop handout
STEPS TO REVISION: AT HOME1. Carefully and thoughtfully review the suggestions your readers have given you.2. Make the changes that will improve your poem3. Put aside the poem for several hours or longer. This kind of literal space/time distance will allow you to gain some objectivity.4. Revisit your poem and the revision suggestions.5. Make further changes6. Read your revised poem aloud7. Revise again
HOMEWORKPost # 6: Project #1Reminder about Writing Submissions:All out of class assignments are to be submitted to me electronically before the class period in which they are due. They must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft word. No other saved forms are acceptable. If you do not have Microsoft word software available, leave yourself time to save and send your work from a library computer. Work must also be in MLA format. I will read and return work in the order it is received, with comments both in the text and in the margins. To see comments and suggestions, go to “view” and click on “mark-up.” You may revise from this electronic document. Remember to accept or discard comments and remarks as appropriate.