For this assignment, you will be researching a famous American poet. You will be creating a presentation in Google Slides. You will need to include the following information:
Slide 1: Title Slide - Name of Poet, Student's Name, Class Name, Date (MLA Format)
Slide 2: Name of Poet/Photo of Poet/Poet's Birth date and Death date (if your poet is no longer alive)
Slide 3: A poem written by this poet.
Slide 4: What is the main idea of this poem?
Slide 5: Why did you choose this poem?
Slide 6: Descriptive words: Include at least 5 words that create imagery. These words should be adjectives or adverbs.
Slide 7: Poet's early life
Slide 8: Poet's adult life
Slide 9: Awards, honors, or contributions
Slide 10: Works Cited (MLA Format)
Slide 11: Your own reflection
Poet - an author who uses specific words and imagery to tell a story
Poetry - writing that tells ideas in imaginative words
Main Idea - the most important message in the poem
Imagery - words that create pictures in a reader's mind
Adjectives - words that describe/modify nouns and pronouns
Adverbs - words that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs
List of Poets:
To find a poem by your poet, try typing the poet's name into the box below along with the word "poems"
American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner:
1.1.1 Follow an inquiry based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real world connection for using this process in own life.
1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
Common Core State Standards:
Literacy.W.9-10.W2.a : Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Literacy.W.9-10.6 : Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Literacy.CCRA.L.1 : Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Literacy.CCRA.L.2 : Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.