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Visual Poetry Lets Students 'See' The Words
LuAnn Kaiser, a teacher at Wausa Public School in Wausa, Nebraska, submitted this week's lesson, in which
students create slides depicting visual images in a poem. Students read a favorite poem and create a Power
Point slide show depicting a visual interpretation of the images in the poem.
Students read a favorite poem and create a Power Point slide show depicting a visual interpretation of the images in the poem.
Students learn to visually interpret text and to create a Power Point presentation.
Poetry, slides, imagery, language arts, Power Point, graphics
Power Point or another presentation type of software; Internet access; Visual Paradox,
Free Graphics, or a similar site
- Ask each student to select a favorite poem and design ten slides that represent the images in the poem.
- Help students use the suggested Web sites and other online resources to find images and backgrounds that fit the text of the poems.
- Have students create a Power Point presentation, with a minimum of ten slides, using the images found as well as snippets of text. Encourage them to use animation and custom timing selections available with the program.
Each presentation is evaluated by the teacher, by the student who created it, and by another student. A rubric, with grades of Below Average, Average, and Above Average, is used to assess each student's ability to follow directions and to use PowerPoint's various features, as well as to evaluate the presentation's visual appeal and the student's creativity.
Lesson Plan Source
Wausa Public School, Wausa, Nebraska,