This is a flipped-classroom. Students will listen to the video lecture (DVD or online streaming), read the course material and do the assigned homework before class. During class we discuss completed homework, read and recite poems, participate in in class/group exercises and discussion and review the next lesson. This is a writing class and students will be writing during class as well as throughout the week.
- Students will gain a thorough understanding of how to read and appreciate poetry.
- Students will have a clear understanding of how to recognize pattern in language; specifically how to read and write iamb, trochee, anapest and dactyl meter.
- Students will have a clear understanding of how to recognize and write the following tropes: pun, simile, metaphor, personification, synecdoche, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question and euphemism.
- Students will have memorized a set number of poems throughout the year.
- Students will have written a set number of poems throughout the year, as well as keep a writing journal during the course of the class.
- Students will have memorized a working vocabulary of poetry terms.
You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:
- Students will attend classes with homework prepared and ready to read, recite and participate in class.
- Students will complete assignments, keep a poetry journal and write poems as assigned. Students will complete mid-term and final exam.
- Students will interact with the greater poetry community by submitting a poem to a contest, participating in a recitation, etc.
- Students will participate in class discussion, individual and group assignments, give thoughtful and reflective feed-back and be willing to share their written work.