Reflection: Performance Tasks Students Analyze and Interpret Poems Depicting "The Blues" Through Annotation and Drawing - Section 3: Student Learning Activity


I felt good when I gave the instructions to illustrate the poem, "Lonesome Place" and every student participated.  Creating a product such as an illustration can be just as informative as words.  I sometimes forget that high school aged students also enjoy demonstrating their understanding using different learning modalities.  I think one reason they were engaged in this performance task was because I reminded them that I'm not expecting "Picasso's" and that abstract drawings and stick figures work just as well!

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Students Analyze and Interpret Poems Depicting "The Blues" Through Annotation and Drawing

Unit 13: Expressive Writing
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze the effects of form, tone, and figurative language in poems by illustrating the poems they read.

Big Idea: Today is all about reading, analyzing and interpreting "sad poetry."

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