Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
In order to develop a deeper understanding of poetry, my students needed to first understand the terms associated with poetry and be able to recognize them in context. I am a strong believer in the “a little healthy competition never hurt anybody” mentality. So in honor of Jeopardy, I created a game that quizzed my students on their poetry terms and definitions. Poetry Game
What I found was that although this helped my students memorize the terms and definitions, they still lacked skills in recognizing them in context. The solution I came up with is to keep a portion of the game that consists only of terms and definitions; however, next time I change the majority of the questions into lines and stanzas straight from poems that represent the various poetry terms I want my students to understand.