Creating Found Poems

Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Theme
CCSS: ELA.RL.9-10.2 ELA.W.9-10.4 ELA.SL.9-10.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-€“12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-€“3 above.)

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Lesson Objective
Choose phrases from a text to create a poem around a central theme
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
Ms. Wessling talks about the importance of seeing texts in a recursive way. How does this lesson help to develop that awareness?
How are students analyzing theme?
How does this activity prepare students for writing a thesis statement?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.9-10.2, ELA.W.9-10.4, ELA.SL.9-10.4

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Lesson Idea Creating Found Poems

Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Theme

Creating Found Poems