English Project follow files. Contemporary Poetry Assignment
Instructions: As a group, select one of the contemporary poems and sign up on the attached spreadsheet. Only one group per poem. Then prepare the following presentation using Google Slides.
Slide 1: Title Slide with a creative title for your presentation, the title of the poem and poet, the full names of all group members, and your group number.
Slide 2: The background of the poet
Slide 3: A summary of the poem in your own words
Slide 4: Which of the
“Common Topics in Native Literature”
does this poem address? What does the speaker want you to understand about this/these topic(s) (speaker’s message or theme of poem)?
Slide 5: Big Picture: What is being dramatized? Who is the speaker? What happens in the poem? When does the action occur? Where is the speaker? Why does the speaker feel compelled to speak at this moment?
Slide 6: Design: Describe the form (type of poem/shape/structure). How is the message rhetorically or poetically conveyed? How are the lines structured? Describe the diction choices.
Slide 7: Patterns: What patterns do you notice rhetorically/poetically, rhyme, sound, visual (imagery), rhythm, and/or meter
Slide 8: Write a thesis statement about this poem.
Slide 9: Ask 3 discussion questions about this poem that your classmates can answer. These questions should ask students to analyze the poem and be open ended.
Slide 10: outside references
Your presentation should include:
· At least three images
· Citations of any outside sources used (you don’t need outside sources, but I’m assuming you will at least for slide 2)
· A manageable amount of words on each slide
· Speaker notes for additional information, so your slide doesn’t get too crowded OR you can include a voice over, if you know how to do that
· Your name on the slides you worked on
*You will not be presenting these slides, but rather students will be viewing them independently as a gallery walk.