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a. Input: Go over the rubric for I am From
i. difference between a 3 and a 4
ii. Not okay to submit a poem that says I am from a bed and a cat
iii. Look at Student Example as a class: What makes it a 4? Why?
1. Highlight examples of where she uses a literary element
2. Highlight examples of specific details and imagery that she uses
b. Workshop Model: (I do, You Watch) Demonstrate how I would edit my own
i. BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES: Consider the question again How does
knowing where Im from help me to know where Im going?
ii. Read through your draft one time and answer the question: is my poem
unique and interesting to read? Explain difference between clich and
metaphor again
iii. Then ask yourself, is my personality clear to the reader? some of my
students did not pick up on divorce in my poem, why not? More detail
iv. (You do, I help): Use Comment feature in word to show their literary
examples in their poem
v. (You do, I help): Use track changes feature in word to show that they
replace general nouns and verbs with specific nouns and verbs, and to
track changes of wording to make the poem more clear
vi. (You do, I help): Look at the places in your poem where you can SHOW
not just TELL where you are from
vii. (You do, I watch): Finally, ask yourself is my poem clear, focused in every
single stanza? If not, what places leave the reader wanting to know
2. Closure:
a. What did you discover about the revision process when looking at your first draft
of your poem and the draft you published on your blog?
To modify: Students on an IEP only need to include 3 literary terms and highlight the places
where they included these terms.
To extend: Students on an ALP will be expected to use more complex literary terms in their
writing and must break away from the template in the poem that they produce.