Hey, 7th Grade Students! You found the right place for your online poetry assignment. Today you will write three poems about a topic you know so well--YOUR SEVENTH GRADE YEAR. You will use an online resource to help you write these poems. However, once your poem is finished, you need to copy it down with paper and pencil. WARNING: Online interactives do not save your work. Use the instructions below to help.
1) WORD MOVER: For your first poem, you will use a famous text to "borrow" words from. Choose between America the Beautiful, The Gettysburg Address, I Have a Dream Speech, or Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to get started. Then, choose words from the famous text and combine them with some of your own words to create a poem about your first year in junior high.
2) ACROSTIC: The second poem will be based off the letters of your first or last name. Follow the instructions on the interactive to get started. For each letter of your name, choose words and phrases that really capture the essence of the teenage you.
3) DIAMANTE: Your last poem will be in a diamond shape. For this poem, choose a topic that relates to your 7th grade year: friends, junior high, school dance, lunchroom, etc. Then choose a connected topic that you will end with. For example, I might start with the topic FRIEND and then end with the topic CRUSH. Or I could start with SCARED and end with BRAVE. Follow the instructions to complete.
CLICK HERE TO USE INTERACTIVE POETRY (scroll down to find the interactives; once you open an interactive, click on "Get Started.")
REMEMBER TO RECORD YOUR WORK ON YOUR PAPER!
If you were absent today read the following.
Below you will find a worksheet that we did in class. Print the worksheet and use the instructions above to complete the activity.
After completing the assignment above, write an "If I Were in Charge of the World" poem to prepare for our next unit: The Giver!
Term 3 Dead Day is Friday, March 2, 2018.
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