Poetry4Now: Poetry Time Capsule Project
Have you ever wanted to capture a moment in time so that it didn't get lost in the constantly changing world? Ms. Lacerte and I want to give you that opportunity. We will show you how to encapsulate your world with a unique, meaningful, and expressive art form – poetry! As we've already learned, poetry is everywhere and as you’ll learn during this project, it can be ‘on the go’!

So, what does this all mean? It means you will be creating a poetry time capsule! It won’t be poetry for the sake of writing poetry, it will be Poetry4Now!

Time Capsule Items:
  • Your time capsule must have at least five items.
  • You may ‘re-do’ one of the options, but only once!

FYI: these are merely suggestions and possible formats; we do not want you to feel limited by them. If you would like, combine elements of any type of poem to make your own creation.

  • ‘Slice of Life’ Found Poem
  • ‘Sign of the Times’ Found Poem
  • ‘Novel Idea’ Found Poem
  • ‘Name that Tune’ Found Poem
  • ‘Word Flick’ Found Poem
  • ‘Poetry Mash Up’ Found Poem

The Time Capsule:
Your time capsule will be Blogger, a creative and online space for all of your precious time capsule items. Check out what Ms. Lacerte and I have already done!

http://poetry4now.blogspot.ca

Sharing Your Time Capsule:
Creating a personal capsule and labeling your items - As you create your time capsule items, you will post them on the Poetry4Now blogspot. You will create two ‘labels’ for your time capsule item.


1. You will first label your item with a hashtag that identifies what type of poem it is; for example, #novelidea. *make sure to use the proper hashtags that are listed in the legend below.
2. You will also label your item with your school username so that Ms. Lacerte and I can identify which items belong to you; for example, my username is NLB4119.

Commenting:
Commenting on your own time capsule items: For every time capsule item you post you must provide a comment that briefly explains the choices you made in your poem. The comment must be at least 4 sentences and touch on at least one poetic device, how you created the poem, and the overall message you want to communicate with it.


Commenting on the time capsule items of others: You must also comment on at least 5 other posts. These comments must provide constructive feedback. 'I love your shirt today!' is not constructive feedback. Instead posting, 'The end rhyme of your poem gives it a steady rhythm' or 'the dark and gloomy background really fits your message' is a better idea

Apps!
*To download – for free! iOS and Android friendly!

Pic Collage
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Blogger
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AudioBoo
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*The following apps should be on your device already:

Note-taking App
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Camera App
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Found Poem Legend:

1. ‘Slice of Life’ Found Poem #sliceoflife
Take one school day (or more if needed) to "collect and record" words and phrases you "see and hear" throughout the school day. Your word bank may be built using words found in typical school work (e.g. assignments, textbooks, handouts, on-line research, etc.) or words found on classroom walls, or words said by your classmates and teachers. Use the note-taking app or camera on your device to record/store your words. School appropriate language and content is expected. An option within this option is to create a ‘T-d’ Found Poem by taking pictures of logos and phrases found on people's T-shirts (get the title, now!?) or clothing. Remember, when taking images you must ask permission first; all images must be school appropriate. You can also use these images as part of your ‘Slice of Life’ Found Poem. This option is all about capturing the always moving and ever-changing life you live!

Blogger Alert! Check out the Poetry4Now blog for exemplars of a ‘T-d’ Found Poem using Pic Collage!

2. ‘Sign of the Times’ Found Poem #signofthetimes
You’ll be amazed at the poetry you can find in the headlines and in the news. Find a poem in the headlines and captions of a magazine or a newspaper. Or, find a poem in a magazine or a news article. You could even look ‘up’ and see the poetry in the signs that are trying to get your attention. The more you find the better because it gives you more to work with and more room for creativity. You can mix and match your sources as well. Remember, if the magazine or newspaper DOES NOT belong to you, you need to copy out the words or take pictures. If it does belong to you, cut and paste away! *It’s important to give credit to your sources at the bottom of your poem.

*Blogger Alert!* Check out the Poetry4Now blog for an exemplar of a ‘Sign of the Times’ Found Poem using Rollingstone Magazine and Pic Collage!

3. ‘Novel Idea’ Found Poem #novelidea
Books open doors to other worlds and to possible poetry! Use an excerpt from your favourite book and find a poem within it, or use titles of different books to create unique poetry. Remember, if you’re taking pictures of books that don’t belong to you, ask permission. *It’s important to give credit to your sources at the bottom of your poem.

*Blogger Alert!* Check out the Poetry4Now blog for an exemplar of a ‘Sign of the Times’ Found Poem using Rollingstone Magazine and Pic Collage!

4. ‘Name that Tune’ Found Poem #namethattune
As we’ve already learned, music is poetry that lives in your ear buds all day long! Choose a song and find a poem within it, or use titles of different songs to create something incredible. *It’s important to give credit to your sources at the bottom of your poem.

5. ‘Word Flick’ Found Poem #wordflick
“Hey, have you ever seen _?” Films are a big part of our lives so why not use the titles of the films we all know and love and create some poetry!

6. ‘Poetry Mash Up’ Found Poem #poetrymashup
Why not find inspiration in poetry that already exists. Both of the apps below contain extensive poem libraries. Or, your trusty teacher or librarian can find you books overflowing with great poetry. All you need to do is find and read 7 (minimum) different poems. As you read, glean words or phrases from these existing works. Then build your found poem! Another option is to just use the title of poems to create your poem; just as you might have done with book titles. *It’s important to give credit to your sources at the bottom of your poem.

Poetry Everywhere app
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*Blogger Alert!* Check out the Poetry4Now blog for an exemplar of a ‘Poetry Mash Up’ Found Poem using Pic Collage!

Possible Poem Products:
  • Spoken word audio file – use AudioBoo
  • Pic Collage
  • Cut n’ Paste and Take a Pic!
  • Word Doc and Take a Pic!
  • Create a poster/ visual component/structure that compliments your poetry and take a pic!


Found Poetry How-to:

Select phrases, words, or even letters/punctuation
  • Find a common thread or big idea to inspire your selections
  • Rearrange your words
  • Delete or split words
  • Read aloud as you arrange!
  • Add few of your own words and/or make little changes to the punctuation or to the words to make them work with your overall vision
  • Title your poem

Found Poetry Guidelines:
  • 5 lines minimum / 20 lines maximum
  • A maximum of 5 of your own words
  • At least one poetic device included
  • List where you found your poem’s words at bottom of your poem
  • The finished poem will be shared with others; therefore, content must be school appropriate and follow the AUP agreement below.


Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Electronic Device and Wireless Network Access
During this project, you are being given the privilege to access your electronic device and the division’s wireless network during class-time. Enabling and encouraging this access is based upon meeting these educational goals:

  • acquire, share, evaluate and create digital information
  • achieve media and technology literacy
  • communicate with other learners while maintaining a safe and ethical online environment

If you choose to utilize your device in a way that is unrelated to the educational task you have been given, or does not adhere to our policy, your privilege to use your electronic device will be revoked.
Unacceptable uses of your electronic device and the wireless network include, but are not limited to:

  • Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other laws. For example, plagiarism.
  • Using the network in ways which violate school policies and behavior standards. For example, viewing and/or sharing material with inappropriate language or behaviour.
  • Invading the privacy of other individuals by accessing and/or vandalizing their computerized data.
  • Using an account owned by another user with or without their permission.
  • Posting personal communications without the author's consent.*necessary for our project?

All users are also expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Be polite in your communications to others.
  • Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
  • Do not engage in activities prohibited under municipal, provincial, federal or international law.
  • Do not reveal your personal address or phone numbers, or that of students or teachers.
  • Do not use the network in such a way that you disrupt the use of the network by others.

I understand that when I am using the Internet/Email/educational apps, I must adhere to all policy rules and rules of etiquette regarding what is considered acceptable use of my electronic device.

My signature below means that I agree to follow the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Device and Wireless Network Access.

Student name (please print):

Signature:

Date:




Found Poem Rubric

CATEGORY
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Focus on Topic and Support of Theme
The entire poem is related to the topic. The ideas presented in the poem stand out and support the theme.
Most of the poem is related to the topic. The poem wanders off topic at one point or its support of the theme is too general.
Some of the poem is related to the topic of, but the majority of the poem is general or on another topic.
No attempt has been made to relate the poem to the topic or support a theme.
Use of Details
The poem uses effective details from the original passage that go beyond the obvious or predictable.
The poem uses effective details from the original passage.
The poem uses obvious or predictable details from the original passage.
The poem does not use details from the original passage.
Logical Progression or Sequence
The poem is presented in a logical sequence.
The poem is presented in a logical sequence, but includes 1–2 items out of order.
The poem is presented in a logical sequence, but includes 3–4 items out of order.
The poem is presented out of sequence or with an unclear order.
Clear, Consistent Tone
The poem maintains a consistent tone that clearly and effectively communicates the writer’s attitude toward the subject.
The poem maintains a consistent tone that usually communicates the writer’s attitude toward the subject.
The poem maintains a consistent tone but does not effectively communicate the writer’s attitude toward the subject.
The poem does not maintain a consistent or clear tone.