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Ekphrasis: Using Art to Inspire Poetry

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Ekphrasis: Using Art to Inspire Poetry

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Ann Kelly Cox

Normal, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Locating Purpose in Allusion through Art and Poetry

Through this lesson, students will learn how to use the literary term "allusion" in discussing how and why authors and artists draw on and transform subject material.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Line Break Explorer

The interactive explores the ways that poets choose line breaks in their writing. After viewing the demonstration, students are invited to experiment with line breaks themselves.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 25

Artist Pablo Picasso was born on this day in 1881.

Students view a Picasso piece, write their impressions, and share. Students can create their own Picasso-style art using the interactive Picassohead.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Going Bohemian: How to Teach Writing Like You Mean It

This resource offers unconventional strategies to guide students through some of the more difficult tasks in learning to write.

 

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