I use this culminating task for my grade 7 and 8 poetry unit but you could easily apply it to any middle school poetry class.
Students choose a poet that interests them and conduct research about them. They compile their research into a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation that they share with the class. Everyone gets to learn a lot about one poet and a little about everyone else’s!
Their presentation includes:
- 10 interesting facts about their poet
- their favorite poem and their analysis of it
- a ‘stolen line’ poem written in the style of their poet
The final product is both an assessment piece relating to poetry and a quick multi-media piece as well!