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Students will select a favorite poem from a class poetry unit, from Poem Finder, included in the Alabama Virtual Library, or from other online sources or poetry collections in the school library, and create a collage or digitally-produced illustration of the poem's imagery.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will demonstrate understanding of imagery in poetry by creating a personal interpretation in collage form. Students will apply Internet research skills to locate poetry written by selected poets. Students will write an explanation of their illustrations.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will demonstrate the use of digital cameras and/or graphics software.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
For handmade collages: old magazines, cardboard or poster paper, scissors, paste, old newspapers, copies of poems, glue sticks, etc.
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, digital cameras, graphics software such as Paint
Students will need basic Internet research skills, an introduction to the Alabama Virtual Library, and discussions of imagery and figurative language.
Students will be assessed on written paragraphs, support of images chosen, comprehension, and completion of assignment. (Poster rubric is attached.)
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