Combine the popularity of reality television with your poetry unit for the most fun your students will ever have reading poetry. Students form groups--each representing a different poet--and compete in four presentation challenges. After each, the class votes until we have a winner! Packet includes lesson schedules, information sheets, planning sheets, grading sheets, an original logo designed by a professional graphic artist, tips for keeping this fun, and more. Out write, out rhythm, out rhyme--who will be the last remaining poet on Poetry Island?
2015 REVISION: This now includes pictures of my bulletin board/score board with the poets’ flags and daily winner ribbons, plus, customized (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) certificates for your victors!