<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Attea Middle School - Poetry Unit

Jigsaw Team
8th Grade Poetry Unit

Unit Overview | Outline for Project | Due Dates |
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**We will be starting a poetry unit along with Mrs. Davitz, Mrs. Moran, and Ms DeJulio. We will be looking at different types of poetry centering on a similar theme.

**You will be compiling your poetry (both original and published poems) into a Power Point presentation with illustrations and photographs. We will be presenting these poetry collections, anthologies, in the LRC as a culminating activity. We are going to convert part of the LRC into a coffee house and have an authentic poetry reading setting.

**The following page outlines the requirements and due dates for the project.
**Possible poetry themes include: nature, sports, love, maturing, teen problems, family

Outline for Project

**Project outline: You will be researching different types of poetry around a specific theme. You will be writing poetry in at least 3 different genres. Also, you will be researching published poems to include in your anthology as well. Your Power Point presentation will have each of these poems illustrated.

**We will be working with Mrs. Davitz who will be putting our writing online and creating online resources for our work. You will be using different web sites and online resources as well as have the chance to have your poems published on the E-Zine.

**You will have the chance to submit your work to me and have it looked at any time you wish. Mrs. Davitz is creating a submission site for your poetry. She will explain to you how to access that site. Feel free to use it throughout the unit.

Check off items as they are completed:
_______ 5 original poems of at least 3 genres/1 theme
_______ 5 published poems of different genres/1 theme
_______ 1 bibliography of resources used
_______ Power Point Presentation
_______ Submission of poetry to be edited

Due Dates:

Project Due

Poetry Reading in LRC
Checkpoints in class
Will be announced in class
Grading Rubric For Project:

5 Original Poems

5 Published Poems
1 Bibliography of sources
Power Point Presentation
Overall effort and cooperation
Electronic Resources
LRC Print Resources
(To Browse Poetry in the Attea LRC, go to the following Dewey Sources: 808 is for collected works of poetry, 811 for American poetry, 821 for Brittish poetry)
  • Alexandria Subject List of PoetryHere is a sample of some of the poetry books you'll find in the Attea LRC.
  • Carl Sandberg
  • Classic Poetry: Illustrated Collection
  • Contemporary Poets
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Langston Hughes: The dream keeper and other poems: including seven additional poems
  • Edward Lear
  • Freedom like sunlight: praisesongs for Black Americans
  • Jack Prelutsky: The gargoyle on the roof: poems
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Maya Angelou: poems
Submit Your Poetry Here to Ms. Honig:
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Poetry Genre:
Title of Your Poem:

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