English 12 – Poetry and Creative Writing

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Red - Added last minute
Green - Exit Slips

October 12 (W)
Toast Introduction Game
- 10 min Course Outline/Rules
- 10 min Facebook Profile
- 5 min Partner Interview
- 50 min Partner Introductions (~1.5 minutes per person)
- Poetry Book Assignment Introduction
- 5 min Exit Slip: List THREE things that come to mind when you hear the word “poetry”
October 14 (F)
Terms Jeopardy
- 15 min USSR
- 5 min Bloopers
- 5 min Poetry Book Assignment Introduction
- 40 min Poetry Terms Jeopardy / Notes
- 15 min Exit Slip: “Poetry is…” Poem (ideas on board)

October 18 (T)
Haiku
- 15 min USSR
- 5 min Bloopers
- 5 min Haiku Lesson / Writing
- 50 min Haiku Walk
- 5 min Exit Slip: One Haiku
October 20 (R)
Cinquain / List Poem
- 15 min USSR
- 5 min Bloopers
- 15 min Cinquain Lesson / Team Writing We did teams of 5 and then "raced" to write them
by writing one line and then passing the paper back for the next person to write the next line.
This actually took about 30 minutes
- 15 min Cinquain Writing This actually took about 20 minutes
- 10 min List Poem Lesson
- 20 min List Poem Riddle Writing (provide topics)
HW: Riddle Poem Poster
- 20 min research time to pick poems for final project

October 25 (T)
Pantoum
- 15 min USSR
- 10 min Pantoum Lesson
- 35 min Pantoum Puzzle This worked pretty well but for the second block I took out Pantoum for Romeo and The Cliff Swallow because they don't totally follow the structure and it confused my first block
- 20 min Pantoum Writing
October 27 (R)
Dramatic Monologue
- 15 min USSR
- 15 min Dramatic Monologue Lesson / Dover Beach I only analyzed Dover Beach with my first class because they were REALLY confused. I gave the handout to the second block, but we "analyzed" My Last Duchess together and that worked better for both blocks.
- 30 min My Last Duchess Analysis
- 20 min Pair Monologue Writing (character pictures) We ran out of time for this but it is due for homework.

October 31 (M)
Villanelle
- 15 min USSR
- 15 min Rhyming Warm-Up
- 15 min Villanelle Notes
- 35 min Villanelle Writing
November 2 (W)
Work Block
- 15 min USSR
- 65 min Poetry Book Work Block
November 4 (F)
Sestina
- 15 min USSR
- 40 min Poetry Book Work Time
- 25 min Poetry Terms Review
Poetry Book Due