-Read your ssr book
-study your vocabulary
Step One: Genre Immerse
Step Two: Study Mentor Texts for Poets' Moves
For your own poetry writing (you will be writing two poems), the poets we study in class are your mentors. You will need to apprentice yourself to them. As you make lists of your noticings and wonderings, pay particular attention to:
Step Three: Touchstone Texts
Name the poems (you must choose at least two) you are using as touchstone texts (texts you have personally selected that you want to read more closely from a writer and learn from). Put a copy of each poem in a GoogleDoc and annotate the poems, using the comments feature. At the bottom of the document, explain why you admire this writing and selected it as a touchstone text. Detail three specific things you have learned about writing poetry from the writers of these poems. For each craft move you detail, you must provide a specific example from the poem.
Complete this assignment and submit on Google Classroom.
Due Date: May 1, 2017 at 9am
Step Four: Craft Your OWn Poems
Step Five: Get Feedback from THREE different Peers on Your poetry drafts
Step Six: Revise and Repeat Step Five as Desired
Step Seven: Mark The Moves Of your Mentor
Using the comment feature in Google docs (INSERT, COMMENT), highlight all of the specific places in your poem that were inspired by your touchstone texts. For big ideas -- like themes -- just make the comment where it makes the most sense to you.
Drafts showing feedback and marked with the moves of your maker due May 8, 2017 at 9am on Google Classroom .
Step Nine: Commentary
Below your poems, write a brief commentary. This should be more personal than formal. In other words, talk to your reader. Tell your reader:
Step 10: Lemonade analysis
Step 11: Visual Album
For the last deliverable of this project, you will create a visual expression of your poem, inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade. You will show your final cut and explain the meaning of both literary elements and cinematic devices used in your work during your scheduled POL time for Spring 2017.