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  • Students can use this site as a way to create poetry blogs of their own, as well as to discover new authors and their poetry. This blog also enables students to focus on their personal poetic interests by having the freedom to creating their own blogs, search for specific types of poems, and rate/comment the works of others. The class as a whole could perhaps create a blog, where each students posts a particular poem that they would like to share with their peers. Website link:
  • Today, many students are familiar with podcasts and may have accessedthem at one time or another. This podcast is beneficial because students who are auditory learners may find these podcasts especially appealing and more intriguing than simply reading poems. The “Lumberyard” features poetry, prose, and music, including works from contemporary poets like Marilyn Nelson.
  • Students may find this website to be a unique perspective on poetry. It incorporates imagery with the poem in auditory form. Also, students can read the poem first before watching the video, which may be helpful in the process of understanding the contexts of the works. Because of the visual stimulation from the video format, conveying poetry in this way may feel more relatable or intriguing to students.
  • *The picture was taken directly from the resource website.*On this website, students will be able to find recent and upcoming poetry events, a blog, news, resources, and more. It provides an in-depth look at
  • *This picture was taken directly from the resource site.*This site allows students to search a specific poem or poet that they might be interested in, as well as sign up for “Poem-A-Day” emails. The site also has connections with multiple social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.
  • *This picture was taken directly from the resource site.*Students can access forums and threads that would provide them with a ways to connect with others that may have similar poetic interests. There are also tools for aspiring writers, like writing prompts and topics that would help students get into a more creative mindset.
  • Questions:I believe that this diagram would be used in an actual lesson as a way to assess what students already know about the topic, and to discover what they want to know and what they learned. It incorporates the use of prior knowledge, which means that students will have to think back to what they already know and dig deeper and question themselves, which is a good strategy when approaching any topic. This diagram can also act as a pathway from beginning to end, where the student started and progressed to finish. 2) This visual will enhance student understanding of the topic because it clearly maps out the exact areas that the student may be the strongest in or the weakest in. It is an interactive way to approach a student’s personal familiarity of a topic and to encourage that student to think clearly about how he/she got from one point to another throughout his/her learning progression.
  • This particular link is for a worksheet that is an independent reading guide. Students can use these worksheets as they are reading poetry which will help them keep track of the context of the work, the elements used, and their personal thoughts about what they read. The link provides multiple worksheets, but this particular one seems most beneficial. *Image taken from PowerPoint Clip Art*
  • This website allows me to make custom word searches. I am able to insert the words that I choose and it would be an effective way to make sure that the elements of poetry stay current in students’ minds. This could be an in-class assignment or assigned for homework. *Image taken from PowerPoint Clip Art*
  • This particular link brings students to Marilyn Nelson’s, “Mama’s Promise” poem. Nelson is a contemporary poet who is a very inspiring writer. Students can use this site to access poems of contemporary writers such as Nelson, and examine the texts for themselves.
  • This app, designed for iPhone and Android, allow students to search and read hundreds of poems at their fingertips. Via the app, students can share their favorite poems on social media sites like Facebook, search poems to fit their mood, and highlight their favorite lines.
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  • Mat performance task

    1. 1. Contemporary Poetry: Nicole Marte Grade Level: 9 English
    2. 2. Technology IntegrationRationale: Poetry is an extremely prominent component ofLiterature. Although not as popular as it once was,there are still many contemporary poets who continueto keep this art of expression alive. Technology allowsstudents to search and read poetry through onlinecatalogs, allows them to watch videos of poets givingpublic readings of works, create their own digitalpoems, and publish their poems to the general public.Since poetry heavily relies on the stimulation of senses,incorporating technology provides this stimulation in away that caters to the different learning styles ofstudents.
    3. 3. Internet ContentThe Internet provides countlessresources that can help students learnabout, read, and create their owncontemporary poetry.All sites that are used in thispresentation are from reliable sourcesthat were thoroughly examined beforeposting.
    4. 4. Poetry BlogThis particular blog offers differentcategories of poetry blogs that showcasewriters who are looking to express theirworks and gain feedback. Blog
    5. 5. PodcastsThis poetry podcast is done by Professor KenCormier, a Quinnipiac University CreativeWriting Professor and Poet.
    6. 6. Motion PoemsThis site offers contemporary poetry in a non-traditional way. Using various images, the poemsare put into a video format that sets them inmotion.
    7. 7. Internet ResourcesPoetry Society of America: • This resource is the oldest poetry foundation in the nation. Its goals are to encourage others to become more interested in poetry, and to express culture through diverse poetic discourse.
    8. 8. Internet ResourcesThe Academy of American Poets: • This resource is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide tools and resources for contemporary poets and their works.
    9. 9. Internet ResourcesPoets & Writers:• This resource believes heavily on theimportance of poetry in Literature, and thedevelopment of poets and writers. It is acommunity for writers that appreciate theircraft.
    10. 10. Inspiration
    11. 11. Teaching Materials Worksheets
    12. 12. Teaching Materials Word Search
    13. 13. Teaching Materials Contemporary Poems
    14. 14. Teaching Materials Poetry App
    15. 15. Specific Subject MaterialEnglish 88 Website: •This link provides a great deal of contemporary poetry. The poetry archive is formatted in alphabetical order for easy access and convenience, and it is a trustworthy site from Penn State University.
    16. 16. Uses of the Internet website allows students to access criticismon contemporary poetry. It provides alternateperspectives that the students may benefit from. website provides students with a number ofpoetry prompts that can stimulate creativity andgive students ideas on what to write about. Thisis a good method of practicing how to plan andwrite poetry.
    17. 17. SlideshareClick here to view this presentation online.
    18. 18. Ask3Ask3 is an iPhone and Android app that allows forinteraction between teacher and students throughtechnology.Click the picture to access a video that explains theapplication and the benefits it has towards teacher andstudent collaboration. From the makers of Camtasia,Ask3 uses video screencasts to virtually allow forclasses to be completed online.