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EDUC 429 Teacher Candidate: Dominique Wooders Subject/EEDA/SSCA Grade: 6th ELA

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Date/ Time: 2/13/13 10:00am and 11:35am

Learning Objectives: The students will be able to create “Found Poetry,” using articles discussing the current resignation of the Pope. The student will use the words and create a poem from words they select from the text. The students will experience how poetry works, and gives them the opportunity for them to experiment with poetic form in an enjoyable way. Alignment with Standards: SCSS 6-1.8 Understand the characteristics of poetry (including stanza, rhyme scheme, repetition, and refrain) and drama (including stage directions and the use of monologues). NCCS 9-3w.d Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters **(this is a 9th grade standard, because it is the only common core I could find that even mention poetry)** Developmental Appropriateness: This lesson is geared to review the prior knowledge the students have learned about 8 types of poetry. This lesson also gives them an opportunity to be creative, and use current news to and turn it into a Free Verse poem. Cross Curricular: Social Studies; the students will be using a current event in the news to create their “Found Poem.” Art; Students will use markers to blackout the unneeded words and white spaces on their “Found Poem.” Students will mount poems on construction paper and create a personalized border. Assessments of Objective: Teacher observation during whole class discussion and individual activities. Review of writing to assess their knowledge of poetry and form. The students’ poems will be evaluated for

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completeness, creativity, and for correct use of the activity (did they create a poem or did they just create a summery with the words they pulled out of the poem) before they are allowed to attached in their writing notebooks.

Accommodations: This class has a lot of early finishers so my plan would be to for them completely back out the surrounding words and complete another article. They may decorate the border surrounding their poem if time permits. They are always encouraged to read when they have completed their work (this will only be implemented if they have complete two “found poems” and decorated them). Materials: News Paper Articles (printed or cutout) Black Markers (Sharpie) Color Pencils or Markers (early finishers) Promethean Board to display examples and directions Procedures:  Student will enter and we will go over their daily standard 76. (This is a daily routine) After we have gone over the standard for the day we will then proceed to change gears and move into what we have been studying for the past few days; poetry Ok class, what have we been discussing over the past few days? Poetry. Yesterday we had a little quiz to see how much you knew about your poetry. How many of you went home and studied? Well let’s see what you remember: What is a Haiku? What is the difference between an Ode and an Epitaph? What is a Sonnet made up of? What is a Cinquain? How many lines does a Couplet have?  Students will be asked the above review questions before being introduced to the lesson. Can someone raise their hand and tell be what’s something going on in the news today.

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Has anyone heard about the Pope resigning? Well you all should have because it was talked about on Channel One News yesterday. Who can tell me why this is such a big deal?  Teacher takes responses  Then leads into the reason for the series of questions The story about the Pope is all over the news and in all the news papers. I have two articles, one from the Greenville News and Channel One News.  As the teacher is speaking she/he is passing out the articles. Each student receives only one article. What you see in front of you is either the article from Channel One or The Greenville News. I am going to give you 5 minutes to read over your article and underline anything that you find interesting.  The students are reading the article so they can become familiar with the current event. Now that you have finished reading; who can raise their hand and tell me one thing they learned from the article?  Teacher gives the students an opportunity to share something they learned. All of your findings are great, but no one mentioned poetry. Did anyone see a poem while they were reading?  NO….. Well there are a lot of poems in those articles it is just a matter of finding them. With that said I want you all to look at this article.  Teacher displays one of the two articles on the Promethean Board (Greenville News)
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he told the cardinals. “I am well aware that this minist ry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary — strengths which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately the ministry entrusted to me.” The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. Benedict called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.”

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The move sets the stage for the Vatican to hold a conclave to elect a new pope by mid-March, since the traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope doesn’t have to be observed. There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner as was the case when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.

This is one of the articles I passed out to you. Since it is blown up can anyone see a poem in there?  NO…. Ok, well what if I told you that I found a poem in this article that was an Epitaph to my Pop.  Huh??? Teacher asks; “Does anyone see this poem?”  NO…. Well I am going to show you the poem this article had in it.  Teacher will then display the same article with the unneeded words crossed out.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God , I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he told the cardinals. “I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary strengths which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately the ministry entrusted to me.” The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. Benedict called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.” The move sets the stage for the Vatican to hold a conclave to elect a new pope by mid-March, since the traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope d oesn’t have to be observed. There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner as was the case when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Is there a poem in there now?  YES!!... Well this is what we call a “Found Poem.” This is called a “Found Poem,” because you are actually finding a poem in the article. The objective is to get you to create poetry using a preprinted text. The poem cannot be about the Pope, you have to find a poem that is totally different from what the article is about.  Teacher asks for any questions o If any questions He/ She will answer them

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o If no questions teacher will move on to show student what the finished product looks like.  Teacher then displays the article’s unneeded words completely blacked out.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God , I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he told the cardinals. “I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary strengths which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately the ministry entrusted to me.” The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. Benedict called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.” The move sets the stage for the Vatican to hold a conclave to elect a new pope by mid-March, since the traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope doesn’t have to be observed. There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner as was the case when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.

 Teacher gives directions Now with those articles you have in front of you I want you to “find” your poem. Remember to choose words that are not about the article, so your poem is an original poem and not a summary of the article. You may subtract prefixes and suffixes of words, but you may NOT create or add letters to words. As you go along and find the words you want in your poem please circle or box them in so when it comes time to blackout you know which words you want keep. Also class, please remember to let me read your poem before you begin to black it out. If time permits you will mount your poem on construction paper and create a boarder for it.  Teacher will ask if anyone has questions. As the students are working the teacher is walking around observing their progress. Asking the question what type of poem is this and does it have a rhyme scheme. The students will share their poems at the end of class during share time. References:

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The Pope Resigns. (2013, February 12).The Greenville News. Retrieved February 12, 2013, from http://www.greenvilleonline.com/viewart/201 (2013). Pope Benedict XVI [Television series episode]. In Channel One News. unknown: Channel One News.

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