Learning Goal #1. I can understand and respond to poetry.
I can read a poem and understand that it has a surface meaning and a deeper meaning.
I am able to compare two poems and to explain my comparison.
I am able to explain my preferences and connections to poetry.
Learning Goal #2. I can read, or watch, slam poetry and identify effective literary tools and strategies that the poet chose to use.
I know the difference between a simile and a metaphor.
I understand how to spot symbolism, irony, and hyperbole in a written poem.
I can observe the use of literary strategies by watching videos of slam poets.
Learning Goal #3. I can write and present poetry to convey an idea, a thought, or a feeling using my unique voice.
I understand symbolism, irony, hyperbole, metaphor, and simile and I can identify examples in a written poem.
I post my poetry to the discussion forum to share my unique voice.
I look for the best word to fit what I am trying to say.
Learning Goal #4. I can reflect on, and identify my strengths in poetry and next steps for improvement in my writing.
I write my poems at least two days before they are due. This gives me time to think of a better word, or a better way to share my ideas.
I find the parts in my poems that I like, and I analyze them to figure out what makes those parts effective.
I find the part of my poem that need work and determine what could make them better.
I use several strategies to improve my writing including rereading my work, conferencing with the instructor, conferencing with a friend, and comparing it to the works of another poet I respect.
Learning Goal #5. I can provide positive feedback and constructive criticism for the written work of my peers.
I underline a specific part of a poem by using the Suggested Edits tool in Google Docs, and I explain the connections I made.