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Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students
by Judith Rowe Michaels
|Grades||9 – 12|
Judith Michaels approaches the subject of the self at both the personal and practical levels, opening the world of poetry to her classes through carefully planned strategies.
Judith Rowe Michaels. 1999. Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks’ connections to cultural practices, compose poetry to reveal their understanding, analyze their own culture, and create personal masks and poetry.
Grades 9 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this lesson, students develop the cognitive tool of criteria development for discussing the aesthetics of poetry and music.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.