POETRY 2: ADV , (inquiry unit) ebk



Examines the role that poetry plays in our world, using Big Understandings such as “Poetry is pruned prose” and ” Poems contain binary opposites in their themes/messages” through to Essential Questions such as, “Why would writers choose to write a poem instead of prose or a picture?” and “Some things can be described as �visual poetry� and �tactile poetry etc. What are the connections?�, . PLUS a choice of creative thinking activities, assessment tools etc.
All the hard work done for you – provides you with the planning framework, a recommended video link or book as an introductory hook, a set of photocopiable cards to promote sharing of Prior Knowledge…assessments.. even a list of suggested resources!
Using the highly-praised “Inquiry Learning with Concepts” model, this unit you a wealth of meaningful activities to lift your students’ learning and to build on students’ interests and individual understandings. As H Lynne Erickson says (2007), “Using topics and facts as a support rather than as a final destination, will truly lift academic and teaching standards.”

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