e-Learning 03/26/20
  • e-Learning Day

    e-Learning - 03/26/2020

    Language Arts
    I CAN use the writing process to create my own original poem.

    Lesson Description:
    Students will watch the video on creating a poem and then write their own.

    Lesson Steps
    1. Go to Google Classroom.
    2. Find the e-Learning 3/26/20 assignment on your stream.

    3.  Watch the brief instructional video:  "Writing a Poem."

    4.  Brainstorm topics….what is important to you? what/who do you love? what do you feel strongly against? what do you feel strongly about? what is on your mind lately?

    5.  Prewrite…. jot down actions, feelings, thoughts, questions, words that come to mind when you think about this topic.

    6.  Decide which type of poem you are going to write….free verse (no rhyme, no specific pattern or stanza length, conversational), ode (celebration to something or someone), lyrical poem (rhymes, songlike, usually first person...see my poem), narrative poem (tells a story; can rhyme or be free-verse).  There are others; feel free to do some research on other poem types.

    7.  Type your poem on a Google Doc.  It should be a MINIMUM of 8 lines long, but feel free to play around with the number of stanzas and stanza length.  Also, try to incorporate some figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, or hyperbole) and/or sensory language.  Your brainstorm and prewrite will not be graded.

    8.  Turn in your poem through Google Classroom assignment.


    Please email me if you have any questions!  ecolvin@mcas.k12.in.us
    Be sure to keep reading a book:)