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.
How your work and participation will be assessed
Publish your poetic works in the Discussion Forum, as well, you have the option to use the class Twitter page (#etec565gr8poetry), and provide feedback to your classmates' poetry
Participate in an online Poetry Slam using Google Hangouts on Air by selecting your best work(s) to share
Finally, you will be asked to reflect on your writing using the Discussion forum and Google Docs and identify a variety of strategies you used before, during and after writing: explain which ones were most helpful, and suggest future steps you can take to further improve as a writer