Four Poetry Projects and Corresponding Rubrics for Middle and High School

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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Looking for projects to add to your poetry unit? Look no further! These four diverse projects work great in many different types of poetry units. They can be done completely in the classroom, completely on students' own time, or any combination thereof.

Please note: These are variations of the projects included in my product Daily Poetry: Teaching Poetry Outside Traditional Unit Structure, though they fit well within a myriad of other poetry units!

This product includes:
1. Narrative Poetry Project:
Using Alfred Noyes’s “The Highwayman," students will analyze (individually or in small groups) and story board (as a class) the action in the poem.
Includes grading suggestions for the teacher.

2. Poet Research Poster and Poem Analysis Project:
Using a poet and poems of student’s choice, each student will research his or her poet, analyze and interpret three poems, and create a research poster.
Includes rubric for grading.

3. Poetry Memorization Project:
Students will interpret and memorize a poem of their choice (from a teacher provided list) to present to the class. Students will be guided through making artistic decisions about the presentation of their poem.
A list of suggested poems is provided, but poems can easily be added, subtracted, or replaced.
Includes rubric for grading.

4. End of Unit Poetry Project:
Designed to be the culminating activity of a poetry unit, this project asks students to analyze, interpret, and write about a poem, identify poetry vocabulary and thematic ideas by way of visuals, and create a presentation and poster.
Includes rubric for grading.

PDF and Docx versions of all documents are included for ease of use and customization.

Once you have downloaded, looked over, and/or used this, please leave feedback! Thanks!

Rebecca Gettelman

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