The focus of the WebQuest is to expose and familiarize students to various forms of poetry and specific literary terms within those portic forms.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the the poetic forms Villanelle, Sonnet, Sestina, Free Verse and Hakiu by following the Webquest and the links. Students will be able to identify specific poetic devices and literary terms presented in the webquest through the activities of scanning and identifying parts of a poem, writing various forms of poetry from scratch, presenting these poems, discussing poetry in the classroom and taking a formal quiz to test their knowledge of the content.
1. Students will follow the links to gather information and definitions about the five different forms of poetry presented.
2.After they become familiar with the forms by studying examples of each poem, they will look at the specific poetic/literary terms and follow the links to their definitions and examples.
3. Students will make print-outs of each of the example poems in the five different categories and will be asked to lable the different literary terms which they studied. They will be asked to identify, locate and highlight on the page itself, the different poetic terms which apply.
4. Students will be asked to write three poems of their own from scratch using the forms as and devices which they have studied as a model.
5. Students will present their poetry in class and will participate in a class discussion on the webquest and the information they researched.
6. Students will be given a formal quiz to test their comprehension of the forms of poetry and the literary terms and poetic devices from the webquest.
The students will be given a quiz, similar to the way in which they printed out poems and identified the terms. The quiz will test their knowledge of the different types of poems and poetic terms which they have learned about in the Webquest. The students will be assessed on their learning from the Webquest and the quiz using a rubric created by the teacher.