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ENGL 10 – English Grade 10

THE NEXT GREAT BEAT POET – WILL IT BE YOU?

Overview
After completing your poetry handout, song assignment, and creating 10 different
poetic works (a minimum of one from each genre we explored in class) choose the
poem you feel is your strongest and polish it. Find or create an accompanying image
that reflects the content, mood, or tone of the poem. If you would like this image
projected onto the smartboard while you perform your poem (oooooh backdrop!),
please email it to me no later that May 17
th
at kljacobson@cbe.ab.ca. You will be
performing your selected poem in front of the class in a beat poetry café – complete
with “snap-clapping” and fine cuisine

Process
1. Ensure you have completed your entire note package and your song assignment
2. Ensure you have produced a rough poem for each genre we explored plus an
additional two (that’s 10 poems in total)
3. Determine which poem of yours you believe is most strong and edit and polish it
until it is of high quality (aka it shows you have put careful thought, consideration,
and effort into your work!)
4. Find or create an accompanying image – pen, paint, mixed media, crayon …
whatever you like. Again, make sure your choice reflects careful thought and
consideration. You may also choose to find an image online, but be prepared to
justify your choice.
5. Rehearse your selected poem.
6. Perform!

Product
Your final product should be a well-polished and thoughtful poem that you perform for the
rest of the class, accompanied by a carefully chosen image. Additionally, you will be asked
to hand in your poetry booklet, complete will 10 rough drafts of poems, and your song
assignment. Please hand in a typed or pen copy of your presented poem.

Evaluation
You will be individually evaluated, accordingly to the rubric below. Any questions, just ask!

Other?
Have a different, creative idea of how to share your poem? Come talk to me!





















Category/Expectation Guiding
Question
Level 4
5/5
Level 3
4/5
Level 2
3/5
Level 1
2/5
Knowledge and Understanding – subject-specific content acquired in each course and the comprehension of its meaning and
significance
develop an understanding of the
various poetic genres and
correctly apply them

Have you
completed your
notes on genre as
demonstrated by
using correct
conventions for
genre?
Demonstrates
considerable
understanding
as supported by
the poem


Thinking – the use of critical and creative thinking skills and/or processes
extend understanding of both
simple and complex texts by
making connections between the
ideas in them and personal
knowledge, experience, and
insights; other texts; and the
world around them

Have you selected
a thoughtful and
meaningful image
to accompany
your poem? Can
you justify your
choice?
Demonstrates
considerable
understanding
in extending
your poem to a
visual image.


Communication – the conveying of meaning through various forms
identify several different vocal
strategies and
use them selectively and with
sensitivity to
audience identify several
different non-verbal cues and
use them, with sensitivity to
audience needs,
to help convey their meaning

Do you
demonstrate
awareness of
audience? Do you
speak clearly and
with appropriate
emphasis?
Demonstrates
considerable
awareness of
audience in
methods of
communication.


Application – the use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts
apply careful revision practices
and shows evidence of a well-
thought out and executed
creative process

Does your poem
convey meaning,
show
thoughtfulness,
reflect careful
revision, etc?
Demonstrates
considerable
effort and
thought in
poem.