Here we have three wonderful poems by D. H. Lawrence and Derek Walcott coupled with reflective creative writing plus grammar review with original sentences, thus combining both a literary elements mini-lesson -- symbolism and realism -- with a reading and grammar mini-lesson all in one 3-part activity set.
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 comprehension 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 reviewing good reading skills and formal grammar usage.
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