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Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem

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Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Susanne Rubenstein

Susanne Rubenstein

Princeton, Massachusetts

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

Copies of “Fear” in All of Us by Raymond Carver  (Vintage)

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Printing Press

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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PREPARATION

  • Obtain copies of Raymond Carver’s poem “Fear,” which appears in his book All of Us: The Collected Poems (NY: Vintage Contemporaries, 2000).

  • Familiarize yourself with biographical information on Raymond Carver in order to talk about the poem as a reflection of the poet’s life. Useful Websites about Carver are listed in the Resources section. Also see Chapter One “Where Life and Art Intersect” in Raymond Carver in the Classroom “A Small, Good Thing” by Susanne Rubenstein (NCTE, 2005).

  • Make copies or overhead transparencies of the Checklist, Questions for Reflection, and the student-written catalog poems “Joy” and “Fear.”

  • Test the ReadWriteThink Printing Press on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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