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Tanka for Minecraft

Tanka for Minecraft
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PDF (290 KB|6 pages)
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Poetry is a powerful way to engage middle school students in critical thinking and writing. I offer you a lesson on writing Japanese Tanka in hopes that it will help you get the young people in your charge to write good poetry. I’ve included models, simple instructions and prompts. I’ve also added a cooperative learning activity that allows students to share their work in a structured manner. These lessons may be used alone or (Much better!) in connection with John Miller’s amazing Minecraft project. His 7th grade students created a medieval Japanese landscape and imbedded their poems within it. Your students can do this too!

Here’s the link to the Minecraft project:

http://minecraft.edtecworks.com/2015/01/09/medieval-japanese-poetry-and-minecraft/

Please explore the possibilities!
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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