This two-in-one activity couples reflective creative writing plus grammar review with original sentences. Here, we have Ethridge Knight's poem "I and Your Eyes," with a mini-lesson on repetition and symbolism in creative writing, plus reading and grammar practice all in one printable activity.
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 our future college students to not only read higher-level contemporary poetry, but also to prepare for standardized testing by applying reading strategies and formal grammar/conventions.
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