The Poet Who Painted with His Words

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Guillaume Apollinare, known for his calligrams—shape poems—is the subject of a short video that introduces viewers to the works of this amazing artist.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson and have class members view the video, respond to the quiz, and research some of the provided links before returning for a whole-class discussion
  • Have viewers construct their own calligram
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Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, additional background information about Apollinare and his works, and a discussion question
Cons

  • Some viewers may need an explanation of the terms and concepts introduced in the video; therefore, preview the video to determine if appropriate for your learning situation