Do you struggle to find meaningful and challenging assignments to conclude your poetry unit? Poetry units can be challenging to assess because they are complex and less concrete than other topics in ELA, but it is important to create standards-aligned end-of-unit assignments that allow students to truly demonstrate their mastery.
Over the years, we have found that engaging and creative poetry assessments are the most successful in pushing students’ thinking and encouraging quality work. The key to assigning creative tasks to students, however, is to set very clear expectations and guidelines from the beginning. Many creative assignments flop simply because students do not understand what the finished product should look like.
Listen to this episode where we describe how to effectively assess students with shape, found, or blackout poetry. Better yet–give students a choice in their assessment to improve buy-in and enhance learning. Today, we share our best tips for making these assessments work in the classroom so that you can start planning your assessment today!
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:20] All about the “Easy Week Experience” on April 18th
- [03:30] 3 creative ways to assess students at the end of a poetry unit
- [05:40] How to set students’ up for success
- [06:50] How to assess using a shape poem
- [09:30] How to use found poetry as an assessment
- [11:30] How to assign blackout poetry
- [14:30] How to celebrate students’ final products
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