May 7th, 2021

High School Resource: Expressing Our Thoughts Through Poetry

High School Resource

Language of Poetry

Students will recognize and be able to create poetic language. Using a newspaper article, each student will create a poem about the event in the article they selected. The poem will then be recorded to a Photo Story project they will create to go with their poems. The goal is for each student to be able to enhance the news article through the use of poetic language, music they select to enhance mood, and pictures which reflect the events in the poem.

This unit requires that students have prior experience in reading and analyzing poetry. They should have at least a basic knowledge of poetry techniques and vocabulary terms. Finished projects will be viewed in class by peers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.11-12.1, L.CCR.3, and L.CCR.4

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