Engage students in an independent poetry assignment that includes research, close reading, and presentation. The goal of the Poetry Professor is to help students become familiar with a variety of poets, poetic forms and styles. Students will choose a poet, study his/her work, and present a poem of their choice after closely reading a portion of the poet's work. On presentation days, the students in the audience are engaged in completing their own close readings of poems. Great practice for Pre-AP Literature or AP Literature! Easily adaptable for a range of grade and ability levels, or to be used as a collaborative project. File includes PDF and Word version of the assignment for easy printing or editing.
Package Includes: Reproducible handout explaining the assignment; Scoring Rubric; Annotation Guide cards for students; Presentation Tips reproducible; Optional Wrap-up Activity; Teacher Notes with anecdotes