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September/October Monthly Project - POETRY
Assigned: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Due: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
This month’s project is all about POETRY! You will be responsible for creating one original poem and presenting a published poem of your choosing to the class.
Your original poem must be written by you! There is no minimum or maximum lines. You can use any of the poems that you have written in class or you can try a different style. Some of the different types of poems you can write are: couplet, cinquain, acrostic, diamante, free verse, limerick, shape poem, color poem, haiku or bio poem. You can try one of these structures or make something up--the choice is yours! You may type or write your poem neatly. You also need to add drawings and decorations to your poem. You can do anything that you want as long as the pictures and decorations match the words in your poem, and they all fit on the paper I will give you. You will not present your original poem, but we will hang it up in the classroom!
The second part of the project is that you must choose a published poem that is at least 12 lines long to share in front of the class. You can memorize it or use cue cards. You can choose the poem from a poetry book or print one off of the web. It can be about anything that you feel passionate about as long as it is published and is at least 12 lines long. Remember, the poem must be by a published poet (not one that you or a friend wrote). You will need to give a copy of the poem to your teacher when you give your presentation. The more interesting you make the presentation, the better! You need to use props to “jazz” up your presentation. For example, if you were doing a poem about a silly boy who turns into a T.V. (a poem by Shel Silverstein), you could have a cardboard T.V., and a remote control. You can use anything for props as long as it goes with your poem. You will also need to use your voice to make your presentation more interesting (louder, softer, silly, gruff, etc.). Humorous poems are fun and sometimes easier to do. Try to find one that is different and/or unique. Make sure to pick one that no one else might do. You will be graded on how well you say your poem (see rubric) and how creative you are with your props. The minimum requirements are:
1. Present a published poem that is a minimum of 12 lines
2. Turn in your selection of the poem you choose to recite by Friday, October 5th- first come-first serve!
3. Write an original poem and include a piece of original art that relates to your poem
4. Have everything ready to present and turn in on October 31st - no late work will be accepted.