Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week 7 #17

I played around with the Classroom 2.0 Sandbox wiki and posted my webquest URL- its also posted here. I think that wikis are such a great tool as I mentioned in a previous post and I for one, appreciate the fact that you can fix wikis if you make a mistake (which I did-couldn't attach my URL at first). As mentioned before- they are a wonderful collaboration tool and I love the idea from 2.0 of using them as a Kidpedia and having kids collaborate to make a school wiki with information they can all use about content, though the teacher or administrator of the wiki still needs to follow it closely to monitor content. I am having issues linking my webquest so i copied and pasted it into this blog...

Introduction: Here’s to poetry! This web quest is designed for you to explore all that poetry has to offer and guide you to become a poet in your own right! You will create a poetry journal, learn about poems and poets and then create your own poems. When you are finished you will understand what poetry is all about and get your own creative juices flowing…off we go!

Task: Your task is to create a journal that includes all of your findings as well as your original creations. You will seek out poems that you like and poets that interest you. After thoughtful consideration, you will compile reflections on these poems and poets and move on to the next task- creating your own poems which will fall into these categories: acrostic, haiku, 5 line poem, limerick, and free verse.

Process: This web quest is broken into two parts… Part 1: Research and reflection Part: 2 Creation Here are the tasks to follow… Research and Reflection 1. Search through the attached Rollyo and find and read various poems by different poets. Locate five poems by five different poets which you like. 2. For each of the poems, write a journal reflection about the poem (at least one paragraph)…some guiding questions- what does it mean to you, why do you like it, what sensory images does the poet use, how do you feel when you read it, what style is the poem written in? 3. Research the five poets who wrote the poems that you chose. Find out some information and interesting facts about them and write at least one paragraph for each that includes biographical information, as well as such facts as what made them turn to poetry, did you find out any background about the poems they wrote, what factors from their lives influenced what types of poems they wrote or write? Creation- now that you have seen what’s out there it’s your turn to add your name to the list of poets. 1. Search the Rollyo to find out the definitions of these types of poems. • Acrostic • Haiku • Cinquain or Five line poem • Limerick • Free Verse 2. Write the definition and find an example of each to copy into your journal. Each type should be given its own page in your journal. 3. Now that you know what each one is, it is your turn to create an original example of each. Create at least one example of each type of poem and be sure to label them. If you search the Rollyo there are templates for some of these poems that may help you in your creations.

Resources: Everything that you need to find is available to you through this Rollyo---you just have to search for it and I promise you will find it! Happy searching!
Poetry all around Rollyo

Evaluation: Your completed journal is the way that this assignment will be assessed. Evaluation will be based on completion of all tasks and organization of your journal. At least one paragraph is expected for each poem and each poet. Definitions and copied examples should be correct and clearly organized, and your original creations should be correct and labeled. Creativity is encouraged, but your grade will be based on adherence to the task assignment and correctness of each type of poem.
Conclusion: Great job! You researched, learned and then created! There are many more types of poems that you can create and if you keep searching the Rollyo, there are some fun activities to aid you in that creation. Keep exploring more poets and poems and discover more about the world of poetry!

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