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SUBJECT: LANGUAGE ARTS

GRADE LEVEL: 6-7

** Poetry Project
Project
You will be creating a book of original poetry. You will also be performing at least one
poem at our poetry slam on Friday April 24th.
1. Your book of poems must have 6-8 poems. Each must have been through at least one
revision/editing process and must be final copy. Hand written is fine as long as it is
neat and presentable.
2. Each poem must have a different form/structure. You can write all the haiku’s you
want, but you can only submit one for final grading. You can find many forms and
structures in the tub at the front of the room.
3. Each poem must include at least one poetic device.
1. Sounds of Words: Alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme,
rhythm
2. Meanings of Words: Analogy, Cliché, Contrast, Hyperbole, Metaphor,
Oxymoron, Personification, Pun, Simile, Symbol


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Poems

There are more than 6
original poems. Each poem
has a unique structure/
form. Every poem has been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are 6 original
poems. Most poems has a
unique structure/form.
Most poems have been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are 4-5 original
poems. Some poems
have a unique structure/
form. Some poems have
been revised. Some
poems are neatly
presented.

Poetic
Devices

Each poem has a different
poetic device. All 6 devices
are used. Some poems
have more than one device.

Most poems have a
different poetic device. 4-5
of the devices are used.

Some poems have
different poetic devices.
2-3 devices are used.

Spoken
Poem

Poem is completely
memorized. It has a solid
performance quality. It is a
very good length.

Poem is mostly
memorized. It is well
recited but not accented
or emoted. It is of decent
length.

Poem is not memorized.
It is recited without
accent or emotion. It is
short.

SUBJECT: LANGUAGE ARTS

GRADE LEVEL: 6-7

* Poetry Project
Project
You will be creating a book of original poetry. You will also be performing at least one
poem at our poetry slam on Friday April 24th.
4. Your book of poems must have 3-4 poems. Each must have been through at least one
revision/editing process and must be final copy. Hand written is fine as long as it is
neat and presentable.
5. Each poem must have a different form/structure. You can write all the haiku’s you
want, but you can only submit one for final grading. You can find many forms and
structures in the tub at the front of the room.
6. Each poem must include at least one poetic device.
1. Alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, rhythm

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Poems

There are 4 original
poems. Each poem has a
unique structure/form.
Every poem has been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are 3 original
poems. Most poems has a
unique structure/form.
Most poems have been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are 2 original
poems. Some poems
have a unique structure/
form. Some poems have
been revised. Some
poems are neatly
presented.

Poetic
Devices

Each poem has a different
poetic device. Some
poems have more than one
device.

Most poems have a
different poetic device. 3-4
of the devices are used.

Some poems have
different poetic devices.
3 devices are used.

Spoken
Poem

Poem is completely
memorized. It has a solid
performance quality. It is a
very good length.

Poem is mostly
memorized. It is well
recited but not accented
or emoted. It is of decent
length.

Poem is not memorized.
It is recited without
accent or emotion. It is
short.

SUBJECT: LANGUAGE ARTS

GRADE LEVEL: 6-7

*** Poetry Project
Project
You will be creating a book of original poetry. You will also be performing at least one
poem at our poetry slam on Friday April 24th.
7. Your book of poems must have 8-10 poems. Each must have been through at least one
revision/editing process and must be final copy. They must be typed.
8. Each poem must have a different form/structure. You can write all the haiku’s you
want, but you can only submit one for final grading. You can find many forms and
structures in the tub at the front of the room.
9. Each poem must include at least one poetic device and one Meaning of Words
1. Alliteration, assonance, cacophony, consonance, euphony, onomatopoeia,
repetition, rhyme, rhythm

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Poems

There are more than 9
original poems. Each poem
has a unique structure/
form. Every poem has been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are 7-8 original
poems. Most poems has a
unique structure/form.
Most poems have been
revised and is neatly
presented.

There are less than 7
original poems. Some
poems have a unique
structure/form. Some
poems have been
revised. Some poems
are neatly presented.

Poetic
Devices

Each poem has a different
Most poems have a
poetic device. All devices
different poetic device. 4-5
are used. Some poems
of the devices are used.
have more than one device.
Most poems have 1
Every poem uses 1-2
meaning of words choice.
Meaning of Words choices.

Spoken
Poem

Poem is completely
memorized. It has a solid
performance quality. It is a
very good length.

Poem is mostly
memorized. It is well
recited but not accented
or emoted. It is of decent
length.

Some poems have
different poetic devices.
2-3 devices are used.
Some poems have 1
meaning of words
choice.
Poem is not memorized.
It is recited without
accent or emotion. It is
short.

SUBJECT: LANGUAGE ARTS

GRADE LEVEL: 6-7

2. Meanings of Words: Analogy, Allusion, Apostrophe, Cliché, Connotation,
Contrast, Euphemism, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Metonymy, Oxymoron, Paradox,
Personification, Pun, Simile, Symbol, Synecdoche