select a poem from the unit, or a modern poet, to teach to the class.
Unit 4: Modwwern Poetry Project Options
In this unit we have read numerous Modernist poets including T.S.Elliot, W.B. Yeates and Dylan Thomas. We have also explored modern living poets including Hanif Abdurraqib, Jose Olivarez and Clint Smith. You have learned how poetry has evolved from the Romantic Period to the present through observations and your own exploration in class. As a culminating unit project, you will select one of the following options to demonstrate your understanding of modern poetry.
Option 1: Teach the class!
For this activity you will select a poem from the unit, or a modern poet, to teach to the class.
You can choose Modern Living Poets: https://teachlivingpoets.com/find-poets/ or any poet from the last 10 years.
You will be creating a recording for the class which will teach them about the poem you have selected. Use Screencast.com or Zoom to record. We must be able to download your recording! You may use the following components to get you started:
Information about the poet
Historical placement/context of the poem (what is it about? how does it fit in with history)
the poem’s structure
You are welcome to use a poem analysis such as TPCASTT (title, paraphrase meaning, connotation, attitude, shift, title again, theme)
You should create a presentation of at least 5 slides and record yourself teaching this poem to the class. We will use these recordings the week of state testing for asynchronous learning days.