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Grade 11: English 20: Poetry iMovie

Instructional Design: Cammy Feehan

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
-Students will be able to illustrate own poetic work.
-Students will choose appropriate musical accompaniment to effectively portray mood.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
All writing involves personal exposure and risk.  The benefit is the shared art, “art solidifies experience”

Essential Questions:
-What poetic form most effectively expresses the personal intent.
-How does personal use of poetic theory affect interpretation.

Students will know and be able to:
1) Form affects meaning.
2) Diction is both demotative and connotative.
3) Students must be aware of the figures of speech.
4) Visual images enables further understanding of concepts, themes and personal expression.
5)There is a relationship between mood and music.
6) Students need to be able to understand that poetry expresses societal and philosophical ideologies prevelent in any given era

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Students will illustrate their own poetic work. They will choose appropriate musical accompaniment to effectively portray mood. Students will use imovie to create their visual representation.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
- Peer evaluation
- Teacher rubric
- Summative and formative evaluations

Self Assessment

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
Stage 1 - Procedure and composition stage.  Students acquire knowledge about poetry through lecture and notes, then proceed to analyze a variety of poetry.  Students then explore the writing process on their own.  Introduction and handout of project requirements, copies of rubrics will also be distributed.
Stage 2 - Students will bring to class a draft copy of their original poem.  Then they will begin a guided analysis for type, connotative imagery, figures of speech and theme.  If they are missing components, then in collaboration with teacher assistance will be given to improve the quality.  This should be done in a non-judgemental but constructive process.

Stage 3 - Imovie formation (1 class)+ image search (2-3 classes) + music search.  First period will be given with the guidance of the LTS instructor.  Students are then to choose images that illustrate either meaning or that have a visual impact.  Regardless the images must emphasize meaning.  Images can come from: digital photos, web searches, video, own art, scanned sources.  Students must use a minimum of 2 sources.  Music must be brought from home pre-recorded and from a purchased source (copyright infringement).

Stage 4 - Creation of imovie (2-3 classes).  Students will choose the format of their presentation.  Ex: poem should be divided by a line, stanza or image.  These will be arranged on the screen with accompanying visual image and their instrumental music.

Lab session 1(80min): Stage 3
-Pass out imovie instructions

-Students  login to personal folder. Login to practice folder.
-Drag and copy  imovie tutorial folder from hand out folder to personal disk. The tutorial included generic JPG pictures and an mp3 music selection.
-Launch imovie<New project. Save to the ghost folder (ask your tech facilitator or district technician to set it up).
-Import pictures from tutorial folder.
-Demo. of adding a copy of clips to clip viewer. Time of pics can change. Add title over black and  pic. Explore.
-Look at picture effects. Explore.
-Demo transitions. Explore.
-Import sound clip from imovie tutorial. Show how to cut and fade sound. Discuss the use of copyright music.

Extra protection:
So that other students working on an imovie do not trash the files hidden on the hard drive, have students do the next 4 steps before they shut down their computer.
1.Save project   2. File<New  Project   3.Save in Public User Folder    4.Quit.

Lab session  2: Image gathering. Students will have the rest of the week to complete image and music search.

Lab sessions 3 and 4: Stage 4
-Students are assigned different computers with various ghost folder passwords. Review  login procedures from session 1.
-Students import selected images and create imovie of their poem.


Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplar represents an excellent student sample. Please click on the exemplar to view.


 Last Modified: 24 June,2004