Poetry from prose: A different kind of "book report"

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Why have your writers analyze the themes in literature in boring prose when you can have them practice their creativity and writing skills by producing an explication of a novel’s theme through verse? Start by explaining different types of poetry and poetic devices they can use, and discuss the most important parts of the novel that your readers can explore. They write, collaborate, revise, and submit their creation to the instructor. Modification can be made to have your middle schoolers create a visual representation of their theme or, instead of a written assessment, the class can present their findings through a poetry slam.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Types
Lesson Plans
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Language
English
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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