This is a package deal: two contemporary poems by Stevie Smith focusing on powerful use of extended metaphor and thoughtful stanza breaks in contemporary poetry. This two-for-one activity set packs quite a punch, in allowing students a new perspective on creative writing along with formal grammar practice.
In assigning students to compose their own poetry and correct grammatical errors, we are urging students to move into the Common Core Standards of 21st Century Skills, including communication, creativity, and critical thinking; they ALSO are being pushed into the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (eg. moving beyond basic remembering and comprehending/understanding to application, analysis, evaluation, AND synthesis/creating)!
This is a fun method to help students not only read higher-level contemporary poetry, but also to prepare for standardized testing by applying strong reading strategies and formal grammar/conventions.
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