explore the aural mode of poetry by reading a poem aloud and then engage in reader-response criticism by briefly discussing what drew you to the poem.
Purpose: This assignment is a little different: your submission will include an original video that you have created!
In this unit, you have learned about four of the primary modes we can use to approach a poem: aural, visual, symbolic, and thematic. For many of us, our first exposure to poetry may have been aural, as we listened to readings of a book by Dr. Seuss, a recitation of a funny Shel Silverstein poem, or heard Mother Goose rhymes set to music. For this assignment, you will explore the aural mode of poetry by reading a poem aloud and then engage in reader-response criticism by briefly discussing what drew you to the poem.
This assessment will also serve to verify your identity in this course. During the video you should hold your student or state-issued ID in front of the webcam for a few seconds – long enough so that your instructor can clearly see your photo and name. You can cover your address, ID number, or other identifying information with a post it note or sticker, but your face and name should be clear. This identification verification process is required to pass the course, and is in lieu of an in-person or virtually proctored exam.
Part 1. In this video, you will:
Introduce the title and author of your chosen poem, drawn from one of the Unit 2 poetry selections.
Read aloud 5-10 lines from your chosen poem; choose the section that is most interesting to you!
Explain what drew you to the poem and how you personally connect to it
Tell us your favorite line or phrase and why
Be interesting, creative, and original
Your video should reflect your practice and planning. It should be between 1-3 minutes long.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you record your video outside of GoVIEW and save it as an mp4. To submit your video in the assignment tool, click on the “Record Video” button and then select the “upload” option at the top. Please note that if your mp4 is bigger than 1 gb, you will need to use the “Add File” option instead. Alternatively, you can upload your video to YouTube and provide a link for your submission. When using YouTube, be sure to set your video as “unlisted” which will allow your instructor to view the video but prevent it from displaying publicly in search results.
You have included all of the required components (video and ID)
Your video reading and reflection indicates a clear understanding of the poem
Your original thoughts and reflections – plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Your use of language should be clear, well-organized.
This activity may use a different grading rubric than what was used in past activities. Be sure to check the grading rubric before starting.