Poetry Research Station:
Materials: Newspapers, magazines, Internet.
1. Find an article about a current event or issue you could write a poem about by either telling a story or using the facts.
2. List 10 facts or details made in the story (such as who, what, when, where, why, how, and four more interesting facts).
3. Write a paragraph (5th & 6th Period's need two sentences) summary of the main idea. Example – This story explains how two of the strongest teams in the NFL will face off tonight, with the winner going on to the finals.
3rd & 4th Period Product Rubric by Grade:
D – Four stories.
C – Five stories.
B – Six stories
A – Eight stories
5th & 6th Periods Product Rubric by Grade:
D – Three stories.
C – Four stories.
B – Five stories
A – Six stories
Homework: Complete any articles not finished during class using a newspaper borrowed from class, the Internet, or another major media source.
Eventually you will write a poem based on some or all of this reading – one of your three required poems.