Ages: 11 -18 | Length of Class: 6 weeks
Description: Are you a young, budding poet? Are you curious about the various kinds of poems and what poetry is? Or perhaps you need to learn some of the basics but are not ready for the upper-level Poetry class? If so, then Poetry Project is for you! This class will serve as an introductory overview unit of poetry and will teach some of the basic poetry forms. You also will read poems and write basic poetry. As you practice writing poems in these forms, you will be building your own booklet of poetry. By the end of the session, you will have created a poetry project portfolio. This class is appropriate for all ages and levels of expertise, as you will be required to include only the basics but can make your project as complex as you wish. Edits will be required as needed to help ensure poems are in the proper form. Since you will be compiling a portfolio for the poetry project, the final assignment will necessitate some layout (inclusion of pictures or clipart, formatting, etc.) as well.
Time required: Approximately two hours per lesson, plus one-hour online class times as indicated.
Method: Students will download and print weekly lessons from a passworded website. We will “meet” as a class online once a week to discuss the lesson and share any questions or ideas. Assignments will be typed in Microsoft Word and will be sent via e-mail attachment. Instructor will make edits and return to students for revisions, and they will then return them to instructor again.
Prerequisites: Ability to type using Microsoft Word and ability to follow assignment guidelines requiring specific formats for the various kinds of poems. (Students must be eligible for Narrative or a higher class to enroll in the summer Poetry Project.)
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