Malowney's Found Poem Assignment: Students will use "found" phrases and and words from a novel to create a poetic reflection on the content of the novel. This assignment includes a description of task, purpose, steps to complete and a grading rubric based on a 20 pt total. It is a Word document that could be easily modified for any literary work. This assignment makes it easy to discuss basic poem construction, literary devices, theme, symbolism, literary content, and rhythm and rhyme. It could be completed in a single class period but I generally have students collect phrases as they read the first half of a novel and then, once they get a nice collection going, start the process of putting the poem together.
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