To end our poetry unit, I have my students to pick a poem and create a lesson plan for the poem and teach the lesson to the class. In the lesson they have to connect their poem to a piece of art work or picture, song, informational article, another media, create a project, and an assessment, as well as create activities to accompany each type of media used in the lesson. Also, they create guided notes for the lesson and a powerpoint to accompany them while they are teaching the lesson to the class.
This is a great summative assessment to see if students truly understand the how to analyze a poem, and make connections to other types of media, as well as getting them in front of the class presenting.
I have modeled throughout this unit so my students have a plethora of activities to choose from to incorporate into their lesson.
Rubrics have been included to accompany the group written work, the presentations, as well as, class evaluations and teaching reflections.
My students complain at the beginning about how much work it is, but at the end of the semester when I give the survey for my class, this is their favorite unit and project.