Poetry Project

Directions: This project will take the form of a collection of your poetry, as well as including some other elements. You will be required to write a minimum of ten original poems on various subjects, some of your choosing, others that will be guided. You will also need to include a copy of your favorite poem, or a poem by your favorite poet, and give an explanation of that poet's work in your project.

Here are the requirements:

  • Write a minimum of 10 poems, each in a different style. (You may use the list/web resource listed here to get started.) Each poem must have a title, or may be called "untitled.”
  • Five of these poems will be self-guided, and five will be the instructor-driven poems you just made.
  • You must include a copy of a poem that is not by you, but one that you enjoy, and write a brief explanation of the poem to be included in the final project.
  • Each of the poems must be put through the entire writing process, and you must keep your pre-write, rough draft, revising, and editing for each piece, to be turned in separately from the final project.
  • The final project must be organized into a collection of your works. This can be in the form of a booklet, newsletter, pamphlet, etc, and must include a title, table of contents listing each piece, and a by-line.

You can visit Shadow Poetry.com for a comprehensive list of poem types to give you ideas for your self-directed poems.

 

Category Advanced Proficient Meets Standard Below Standard
Pre-write
  • Synthesizes ideas from multiple sources to illustrate or explain a concept.
  • Paper is concentrated on a specific thesis.
  • Method of organization deliberately fits the paper's theme.
  • Shows many ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
  • Shows adequate ideas were generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are organized.
  • Shows few or no ideas generated.
  • Paper is focused and narrowed to one aspect of topic.
  • Ideas are clearly organized.
Rough Draft and Revising
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work by removing all superfluous information and adding necessary explanation to give a complete picture.
  • Author has first draft that provides more than enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown competency in ability to revise work
  • Author has first draft that provides enough writing to work with.
  • Author has shown ability to revise work
  • Author has a first draft that is just begun or is missing.
  • Author has limited revising not revised at all.
Editing and Final Copy
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of research/synthesis to deepen your understanding of the subject as shown through your evaluation.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a professional final copy with academic integrity, meaning MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual rules are followed.
  • Includes all elements required in assignment description and shows evidence of deliberate decision making on the part of the author.
  • Final copy is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Includes all required elements in assignment description.
  • Final has few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a clean, professional final copy with a title and by-line.
  • Is missing more than one of the required elements in assignment description.
  • Final copy has many errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Author has provided a final copy that is unprofessional and/or lacks a title or by-line.
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