World War I Poetry Book

advertisement
Name__________________________ Per.______
WWI A-Z Poetry Book
Due: Tuesday, April 30th
Students will review their knowledge of WWI by examining items affecting the war in A-Z order. Each
letter (26 different poems) will correspond to a person, place, thing, or event that helped shape the
war. An example might be “Allied Powers” for the letter “A” or “Zeppelin” for “Z”.
Each entry will include a title, picture, and a poem about topics related to World War I. You will also
need to label the type of poem.
Examples of approved poems include:
 Free verse- no rhyme pattern, need to be at least 8 lines long
 Acrostic- six letter words or more
 Haiku- rhyming scheme of 5-7-5 syllables (best as can about the topic)
 Concrete Poem- shape of poem expresses the meaning of poem
 Cinquain- 5 line poem, each line has assigned number of words & parts of speech
 Diamante- 7 lines, the poem forms the shape of a diamond
 “I am” Poem – at least 8 lines, each beginning with “I am”
 Limerick- A limerick has five lines -lines1-2,5 rhyme and 3-4 rhyme
 Alphabet- each line starts with consecutive letters in the alphabet, must have at least 6 lines
***YOU MUST LABEL THE TYPE OF EACH POEM***
YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 OF EACH TYPE OF POEM AND NO MORE THAN 5 OF ANY
ONE TYPE.
Items










to include in your poetry book:
A Cover/Title page or that includes a title, your name, period, and the date.
No more than two poems per page.
Pictures may be hand drawn or downloaded from the internet.
Don’t use clip art. These pictures are generic and not appropriate for your book.
An important reminder is that plagiarism is not allowed! “Cut and paste” techniques from the
web are not welcome Plagiarism will result in a score of 0%!
Some time will be given in class to research material, and write poems but expect to use time
at home for assembly (typing, pictures, and organizing of the poetry book.
Resources for your poetry book include books, encyclopedias, magazines and the internet.
All poems must be typed in a easily readable font. The capital letter may be in a large, “fun”
font to highlight the word.
Conventions, creativity, and neatness are factors in grading!
Remember to be WWI specific. “N” shouldn’t be for nuclear weapons – they weren’t invented
yet.
(Do not cut)
I understand that my child has a World War I A-Z book to complete. The book is
due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, April 30th .
____________________________
Student Signature
____________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature
Poetry Examples
Cinquains have five lines
Line 1: Title (noun) - 1 word
Line 2: Description - 2 words
Line 3: Action - 3 words
Line 4: Feeling (phrase) - 4 words
Line 5: Title (synonym for the title) - 1 word
Example:
Mom
Helpful, caring
Loves to garden
Excitable, likes satisfying people
Teacher
Diamante- The text forms the shape of a diamond.
Line 1: Noun or subject - one word
Line 2: Two Adjectives that describe
Line 3: Three 'ing words that describe
Line 4: Four nouns Line 5: Three 'ing words that describe
Line 6: Two adjectives that describe
Line 7: Noun Synonym for the subject
Example:
Pencil
Sharp, skinny
Writing, answering, erasing
Wood, lead, ink, plastic
Drawing, smudging, leaking
Durable, comfortable
Pen
A limerick has five lines.
The last words of lines one, two, and five rhyme.
The last words of lines three and four rhyme.
A limerick has to have a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Alphabet poems:
Each line begins with the letters
of the alphabet in order.
You need at least 6 letters (any 6)
from the alphabet (in order).
Example:
"There was an old man from Peru
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe
He awoke in the night
With a terrible fright
To discover it was totally true."
Example:
A young girl was busy working on her project for school
But suddenly she had a question.
Could this be her lucky day?
Deciding to find out, she
Entered her backyard and
Found hundreds of green shamrocks waiting for her.
Research Links
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/
http://www.History.com
http://www.worldwar1.com/
http://www.firstworldwar.com/
http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/
Related documents
Download