Grading Poetry

First, of course, it’s important to decide what you want to learn about the students and their ability to write poetry.  Will students have studied poetry already and have a working definition of what a poem is?  If so, you could measure how well students create a poem that fits…

Writing about Poetry with T.I.M.E.

Poetry T.I.M.E. Complete an analysis  by telling the  T.I.M.E.  of the poem. (See page 5 in handout packet at this link.) Click Writing about Poetry w-Grading Guidelines for printable assignment sheets.   Introduction  What is most memorable idea, image or literary device you recall about the poem? What direct quotation from the poem…

Writing One Act Plays

Following workshops presented by the then, California Playwrights Project, I adapted what I'd learned into this set of notes used for writing one act plays based literature students already have read.  I first used ideas as the culminating activity for a unit on mythology and adapted the assignments another time…