1. The class opens with a impromptu poem by the workshop leader.
2. Poetry and Spoken Word. are defined
3. Students engage in a free-write. exercise
4. Participants watch a video of the Peace Poets reciting "Peace to the Poets."
5. The instructor leads the class through a reflection on the poem.
6. Students create a group poem reflecting on themes of "war" and "peace" using the chorus of "Peace to the Poets."
7. Students recite their group poem for their class.
8. The class ends with a discussion of the workshop as the students experienced it.
Participating students will
-Collaborate with classmates
-Create an original poem based on The Peace Poets
-Listen critically to poetry
-Engage in Internal reflection on large scale ideas introduced in the poem
-Articulate in a poetic form their ideas about war and peace
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.L.2c -- Spell correctly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.1 -- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.6 -- Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.W.2d -- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.