Essential Focus Questions and Key Concepts
Literary Devices Review
Literary Devices in Pop Culture
Figurative Language in Movies
Idiom Video - The Literal Meaning of Idioms
The History of Idioms
Session 1 - Students will establish writers’ notebooks, using strategies to gather ideas in order to write stories that matter. They will gather ideas by responding to content from mentor poems.
What is Narrative Poetry?
How to eat a poem
Exploring Narrative Poetry Elements, Topics and Feelings (RL.8.5)
Session 2 - Students will see that poems’ topics come from all sorts of occasions.
SPOKEN WORD POETRY
"Why I Think This World Should End" by Prince Ea
“Knock Knock” by Daniel Beaty
“Teeth” by Phillip Kaye
“An Origin Story” by Phil Kaye & Sarah Kay
MSA 2009 Taylor Phillips
“Thinking of You” by Mike Taylor
“Repetition” by Phil Kaye
Kinetic Affect Performs at WMU (WOW! YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!)
Changing the lives of others...one at a time! (ANOTHER WOW!!!!!)
Kinetic Affect's Website
All by Shane Koyczan:
Shane Koyczan's prolific year
"To This Day"
“Beethoven” by Shane Koyzcan
All by Sarah Kay:
“A Love Letter”
watch Sarah Kay’s Ted Talk
Session 3 - Students will understand how poetry is used to reveal and express themselves, in a manner that connects to the world around them.
Narrative Element Locator (RL.8.5)
Session 4 - Students will develop an understanding of literary devices in narrative poetry. They will learn how these devices can be used to convey meaning. They will experiment with the use of literary devices in their writing.
8th grade Interactive Notebooks
Session 5 - Students will analyze, in mentor poems, narrative structures such as line, couplet and stanza, and will experiment with the use of these structures.
Session 6 - Students will experiment with possible poem ideas using previous notebook entries.
Paint Me Like I Am
Mrs. Hemry's Example Poem
Student Narrative Poem Format
Session 7 - Students will form writers’ response groups to share their poems, determining if the poems convey the messages they are trying to get across.
How to provide constructive feedback
Session 8 - Students will evaluate and analyze their poems by using rubrics, which remind students of revision strategies.
Session 9 - Students will publish and celebrate one narrative poem.