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Collaborative Planning Tool

Ms. DePodesta and Mrs. Nuzzo

11th - ContentArea(s): Latin 3 Honors
UnitofStudy: Intro to Poetry
The entire unit is 4 weeks, this performance task will take 2
class periods.
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The world language teacher will teach the students the content of what to look
for in the poem when it comes to the literary devices and how to analyze
them. As the LMS, I will be instructing students where to find the Latin poetry
as well as how to use Google Docs.
How did authors use word order to express purpose?
How does one scan a poems meter?

Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and
phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and
connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on
meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language
that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as
well as other authors.)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an authors choices
concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of
where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic
resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its
aesthetic impact.
4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various
formats and genres.
2.4.2 Reflect on systematic process and assess for completeness of
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display
knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and
Students will understand that:
Poets used word order to clearly express an image or idea
Latin poetry entails a variety of literary devices that authors

purposefully employed to enhance their work

Technology will allow students to organize their findings into categories
Students will know that:
The ways that deliberate word order affect a poem and advance an
authors purpose
The numerous literary devices that authors and poets purposefully
employed to enhance their work
Students will be able to:
Identify literary devices in poetry
Identify and scan dactylic hexameter, hendecasyllables, and elegiac
Locate Latin poetry on the Latin Library
Format a Google Doc to categorize and analyze literary devices
You are a Latin scholar who must compare and contrast the literary
devices within two Latin poems.
Locate the Latin Library which is located online
( and select 2 poets that you would like to
Copy and paste each of the poems into 2 different Google Docs
Using a color coded system, you are to categorize each of the literary
devices that each of the poets use
o examples:
alliteration = red
anaphora = green
connotation = purple
litotes = blue
paradox = gray
tmesis = pink
Using Google Presentation, make a side by side comparison chart of the
2 poems comparing the following (include side by side picture of color
coded poem):
o meter of the poems
o literary devices used to express purpose
o main them about the poem and what is suggests about author


Technology Needed:
Class computers
LMS computer with projection
Electronic Resources Needed:
Google Doc
Google Presentation
Students will present their final product in a Google Doc (shared with teacher
and LMS) and a Google Presentation (shared with teacher and LMS) as well as
presented to class.
The final product will be evaluated using a rubric.
World Language Teacher will teach students:
Latin poets
Literary devices
How to analyze poetry
LMS will teach students:
How to locate/use the Latin Library
How to use Google Docs
How to use Google Presentation
How to incorporate both