· Distribute copies of William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
· Have the students meet with their 12 o'clock appointment to discuss and identify vocabulary that may be unfamiliar. Then identify the rhyme scheme.
· Have the students meet with their 3 o'clock appointment to discuss and identify metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and personification used within the lines.
· Using handout, use markers to circle and underline with different colors.
· Have the students meet with their 6 o'clock appointment to discuss and draw each stanza.
· Distribute white paper for drawing. Have the students fold the paper into four sections and draw the images depicted in each stanza.
· Have the students meet with their 9 o'clock appointments to create a new poem using "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" as a guide.
· Instruct the students to use figurative language where Wordsworth uses it. The topic can be any topic of their choice and the words should be totally different to avoid plagiarism. The students must also create a rhyme scheme.
· For example: The first stanza of Wordsworth's poem reads:
· I wandered lonely as a cloud
o The students may write:
o I hovered anxiously as a child wanting his prize.
Wordsworth uses a simile in the first line, the students should also. The students may deviate but this will help them to learn to apply the figurative language into their writing.
· For homework, assign the students to take a digital picture related to their poem topic.
· The students will bring the photos on a saving device such as a flash drive or CD.
· The students will upload the digital photo into Aviary and select Phoenix. The students will use Phoenix to enhance the photo with cropping and color.
· After the students have finished, print the photos and display them on a bulletin board next to their poems.