Grade Level: 3rd – 6th Grade
Subject: English (Language Arts and Poetry)
By: Susan Clark
School: Cowee Elementary, Macon County
Adventures of the American Mind- Western Carolina University
Students begin to appreciate poetry through a hands-on activity designed to personalize some famous American poets of the past. Students will first look at visual images of several famous American poets portraits at various periods of their life on display. They will also look at images of some of their poetic works and images of poems homes also on the display. Finally each student will be given a portrait/photo/sculpture of a poet (for example: male, female, baby; adolescent; older adult) to play a matching game and guess which poet is which.
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