A Quest for RhymeA Poetry WebQuestBy: Mrs. Lipscomb
Introduction Keep a Poem in Your Pocket By: Beatrice Schenk de RegniersWhy does poetry Keep a poem in your pocketseem so scary? and a picture in your headStudents of all ages and you’ll never feel lonelyoften roll their eyes at night when you’re in bed.at the mere mention The little poem will sing to youof reading and the little picture bring to youwriting poetry. In a dozen dreams to dance to youthis Web Quest, we at night when you’re in bedwill attempt to So - -broaden your Keep a picture in your pocketoutlook on poetry and a poem in your headand introduce you to and you’ll never feel lonely at night when you’re in bed.some new and funways to expressyourself!
TASKYour task will be to learn as much as youcan about new and different types ofpoems and poets. You will then createyour own poetry, both original andinspired, to publish in a class book.Included in the book will be poetry writtenby you and your classmates as a sort ofmemoir of your eighth grade year.
Process – Steps One & Two Learning About Poems1. With a partner, look up the twenty (20) poetic terms found on this worksheet using Dictionary.com.• With your partner, research all of the types of poetry listed below. Take notes about each of the BOLD FACE poems in your writing folder. Include an example of each (for a ballad, include only the first two stanzas). Be sure to add the name of the poem and the poet too!Types to research:ballad haiku tanka nonetclerihew Kyrielle septolet sonnetcinquain limerick concrete acrosticdiamante tetractys free verse lyrictongue twister self poem villanelle inspiredPOETRY TYPES
Process – Step 3• Learning About Poets – Research two (2) famous poets and read some of their poems. Take notes about the poets, including a list of some of their poems. Do not choose the first two poets you come to, but take time to get to know some of them, read their poems, and enjoy! Take what you know about poetry, choose one poem by each poet you researched, analyze those poems, and then write your own poems that are somehow inspired by the poets’ works.Shadow PoetryPoetry.orgThe Poetry FoundationPoetry 180GoogleThe worksheet needed to for biographical information
Process – Step Four• Writing Poems – Using your notes, write an original poem for each of the formats we have discussed in class. There will be 20 all together. Be sure to give your poems titles and keep them in the proper format for the type of poem you are writing. Write these poems in your journals as rough drafts. You will have the opportunity to work with classmates to edit and revise these poems until you are happy with your product. Keep track on the attached chart.Poem Chart
Process –Step 51. Collect your refined poems and type them in word documents. Be sure to save them to your O-Drive! We will publish the finished poems in our very own books. Class poetry books will also include a poem written by each of your classmates and your teacher! We will all work together on this to create a lasting memory.
Evaluation – You will be assessed according to this rubric. Professional Minor-leaguer Rookie Little-Leaguer (8 points) (6 points) (4 points) (2 points)Learning About All 20 terms are 15 – 19 terms are 10-14 terms are 9 or fewer terms are defined and include defined. Most entries defined or less than defined. Fewer than 5Poems examples to help have examples to half have examples to have examples to* Poetic Terms explain meaning. explain meaning. explain the meaning. explain meaning.Learning About All sixteen types (or 12-15 types of poems 8-11 types of poems 7 or fewer poems are more) are explained are described and are described and described and/or doPoems and have examples to have examples to have examples to not have examples to*Types of Poetry assist with assist with assist with assist in understanding. understanding. understanding. understanding.Learning About Both biography One worksheet is only One worksheet is Only one worksheet is worksheets are fully partially completed. missing or both handed in, but it mayPoets completed. All sections The other is totally worksheets are be missing some are done, including two completed. incomplete. sections. (2) poem analyses.Writing Original All 20 poems are Only 17-19 poems are Only 14-16 poems are Only 10-13 poems are completed and typed completed and typed typed and completed completed and typedPoems according to form and according to form and according to form and according to form and directions. These directions. directions. directions. include the ones from class.Writing Inspired Two inspired poems Two inspired poems Only one inspired Only one poem is are written, typed, and are written, but may be poem is written, or completed and may bePoems the original poems, missing some of the original poems are missing original poem titles, and authors are original poem’s incomplete or missing information. included. information. information.