Step one: upload your “Make the GQ Visible” poster here (you may take a photo of it if it is not electronic)
Step two: Let’s check out what JR has to say about our GQ Click here.
Step three: Be SWA’s top question-maker. You need to design one question for the director of THIS PROJECT.: http://torontoist.com/2012/07/art-activists-take-over-info-pillars/
We will be submitting all of your questions to the person who led that artistic project. The project leader has agreed to answer our questions AND tell us which of the questions was the most intriguing. We do have a special prize for our winner.
You need to take a photo of yourself WITH your question and YOUR NAME and upload it HERE by the end of our lesson.
Great words to use in your question construction:
Step four: Like, you know…write a poem of protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4
The full text of Taylor Mali’s work is available here: http://taylormali.com/poems-online/totally-like-whatever-you-know/
Guiding question: How do you want your generation to sound? What would you like to change about the people communicate?
We will be reading our poems in class on Tuesday, you know, like the day after like, Monday. Oh and you know, like, you can work in a group of two or like three…you know.
Preparing for our next performance. In teams no larger than three, you will prepare a performance of one of the poems found here.
Your team needs to have the poem memorized. All performances will be MONDAY. You may create a slide show/movie to accompany your performance, however it may not include any text.
Step 4.5: 9oetry: annotate and animate your poem! Your video presentation is due Friday. You may work in teams of 3-4.
What questions does the poem ask of the reader?
How does the poem develop theme?
What powerful imagery is used, and how?
What is being personified?
Where is a metaphor?
How does the poet inspire you to inquire?
Gr9Poetry on PhotoPeach
Gr9Poetry on PhotoPeach
Step five: Research and find your passion. Prepare the means to write a poem of protest.
Step seven: Rough draft/rough performance. We’ll film these so that you may use them in your reflection/revision.
Analysis of good protest performance: Pick ONE
Step eight: Rationale and Final Showcase. Your rationale should be 300-400 words in length. It must explain how you have used poetry to promote change. It should showcase an understanding for poetic devices, and an understanding of your performance choices.
ALL POEMS WILL BE PERFORMED in our Theatre for a LIVE audience!