Poetry Project

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 up to 1 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.)

Registration: To register for this class, please see the listed available days and times below and select a class that fits your schedule. Click on enroll to add the class to the shopping cart. When you are finished adding all your classes to the shopping cart, click on view cart to begin registration. If you have questions about the registration process or need help, please contact us.

 Available Classes

Poetry Project - Tuesdays (summer)

First Class Date: May 19, 2015

6 a.m. Hawaii | 8 a.m. Alaska | 9 a.m. Pacific | 10 a.m. Mountain | 11 a.m. Central | 12 noon Eastern | 5 p.m. U.K.

  • Sessions Schedule

    Session 4-2015
    Registration opens January 27th
    Session dates March 23rd - May 8th

    Summer 2015
    Registration opens April 15th
    Session dates May 18th - July 2nd

    Session 1-2015
    Registration opens April 15th
    Session dates August 10th - September 25

    Session 2-2014
    Registration opens September 1st.
    Session dates October 20th - December 11 (Thanksgiving week off)

    Session 3-2015
    Registration opens November 10th
    Session dates January 5th - February 20th