Objectives: Today I will read & draft Just Because poems and Blackout poems.
- Finish drafting Just Because & Blackout poems if you do not finish in class
- Last day to turn in late work is tomorrow
- Poetry Term quiz on Monday
- Just Because Poems (page 21)
- Just Because poems are powerful because they make a statement about how others perceive certain qualities, attributes, and values.
- They are a way to address and shatter stereotypes.
- Stereotype: an oversimplified & fixed view of a certain person, group, or quality (often negative)
- Now You Try:
- Consider certain stereotypes or misconceptions that you have personally encountered in your life.
- Write them down (example: quiet = shy)
- Then, create a Just Because poem to shatter those stereotypes.
- Use at least two “Just because… Doesn’t mean” statements.
- Blackout Poems (page 22-23)
- Blackout poems are created from already published works by choosing some words from the page to create a poem while covering/decorating over all others.
- Sometimes the way the poem is covered creates a visual that matches the theme of the poem.
- Now You Try:
- Read over the scanned page (page 23) or choose a different published work to use.
- Lightly circle the words you want to use to create a poem. Start with the words that stand out to you.
- After you have decided on the poem itself, begin drafting an image or covering the words you will not be using with markers, colored pencils, etc.
- Extra Work Time:
- Complete any unfinished poems from your packet.
- Choose/revise the 10 poems for your anthology.
- Draft a Dedication page (These poems are dedicated to _____ because…) or an About the Author page (list a few facts about yourself).
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