Learning Intention: I can create poems which use poetic devices and follow specific forms.
What I learned:I learned how to create different forms of poetry, and I loved learning about the character poems. I didn't know that there was such poetry of talking as a non living thing! The concrete poems with a big miss, and then hit thing for me. When I started, I wasn't here at school to learn a lot about them. I learned that I can go much deeper with my Concrete poems and not to have a outline! 

*Pause the slide show to read each poem slowly*

Reflection of Learning
Poetry Unit
Name: Courtney Cash

Over the past six weeks Division 1 has learned about poetic devices and was introduced to a variety of poetry forms. Please reflect on the last six weeks when you answer the following questions.

1)   What did you learn over the past 6 weeks about writing poetry?

I learned how to create poetry using poetic devices. I have learned lots of different forms in poetry, and different forms of poetic devices. I think that now, I can tell the difference in what poems are which. I have learned more about spacing my work, so that it creates more pauses, and so the reader has time to think about what was just said.

2)  What did you learn about yourself and your abilities as a poet? (Did you discover that you had a natural gift at writing, or that you connected easily to the learning? Was writing good poetry more difficult than you expected?)

I found that poetry is around me all the time, and that I am a pretty good writer and I can create a poem and have it clear, and my readers will enjoy. I think that I connected well with the learning process, as I knew what was being told to me. I also have been told that when somebody tells me something, or helps me with something, I always understand, and “suck” in what was told to me, and that I really do listen to people because I want to be better that my best. So I think that tags in with poetry, because when I get feedback, I take the feedback without getting mad, and I know that it is helping me as a learner.

3)   Where did you grow the most as a learner?

I think I have grown most as a learner in the writing process. I know that I am such a better writer, and I check over my work a lot more than I used to. Mrs. Middleton is very good at explaining things, and I can understand her very well, so I think that that is another reason why I am getting so much better!

4)   What are you most proud of with regards to this unit? Explain why.

I am most proud of I’m getting my work done faster, not in the way that I am rushing, but in the way where I block out everything around me, and engage into my work. 

I am also proud of the way I am writing, I’m going above and beyond the simple things, and pushing my learning. What I mean by this is, I’m using much more triple scoop words, and using much better line spacing! Much Better!

5)   Where do you feel that you still need to grow? Explain.

I think I still need to work on adding more poetic devices in my writing. In my final project, I had less poetic devices in my work that I had when I started.


2/22/2013 03:23:17 am

Your poems were really fun to read! They were all funny your concrete poem was super cool and far out. It has really deep thinking. Your sensory made me hungry. good job. ;)

2/22/2013 03:37:52 am

Your poems are amazing! I love the humour in your character and all the description you used. It painted a really good picture and was really fun to read.


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