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IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You?

Summative Task 2014/15









Description of Summative Task 1: Original Poem and Rationale

1. Choose one of the five options below and write an original poem.
Your poem should be original, creative and inspired by the creative techniques we have been
learning about. Your poem should:
Have a clear theme
Use interesting word choice and imagery to create a mood
Include 3-5 of the literary techniques we have been learning about
If your poem has a structure/ rhyme scheme, you should know what it is. If it doesnt,
THATS OK! But be prepared to explain why you chose to write it that way.

Options for Poetry-Writing
Option 1: Image-inspired poem about person or place

Look at the laminated images on the table.
1. Choose one that inspires you or makes you think.
2. Start brainstorming everything that comes to your mind words, adjectives, thoughts,
colors, sensory details: sights, sounds, smells.

*If you would rather write about a person or a place of your own that is not included in the
images, you can do that too.

Draft a poem based on the picture.

If the picture is of a person, you can
imagine you ARE the person in the picture
pretend you know the person and write a poem about him/ her
make up a story about that person
describe the person in the picture in poem form
come up with your own idea!

If the picture is of a place, you can
IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15
imagine youre in that place
describe the place
come up with your own idea!

Option 2: Childhood poem

Using the Where Im from Graphic Organizer, fill in the details about your memories from
childhood. Try to capture the sounds, smells, tastes, sounds and sights. They do not have to be
in any order; just get your ideas down. Write as many memories as you can.

Begin to draft a poem about your childhood memories.

* Stuck? Remember Childhood Tracks think about the strategy he used in his poem to
describe his childhood.

Option 3: Writing about your passion or your beliefs

1. Re-read Poetry Jump-up. This poem is about a passion for poetry.
2. Think about a passion of yours or something you want to say to the world. It could be a
belief you have as in Democracy or it could be something you love or are passionate about as
in Poetry Jump up.

Brainstorm words, sounds, phrases, and ideas that describe how you feel about your passion
or your philosophy.Turn your brainstorm into a poem about your passion or your belief.

* Stuck? Remember Democracy? Langston Hughes clearly stated what he wanted to say to
the world!

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

Option 4: Extended Metaphor Poem

You can also build a poem around a single extended metaphor. Begin by writing a metaphor on
the first line and then extend the metaphor in depth and detail, line by line.

Example 1 :
I am New York.
Im flashy.
Im bright.
On my streets are endless opportunities, endless sights.

Option 5: Turn yourself into Something!
IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15

Some tips:

Use past or present tense

You can make it rhyme or not.

Use lots of poetic devices!

Example:

The Life of a Cupcake

They put me in the oven to bake.
Me a deprived and miserable cake.
Feeling the heat I started to bubble.
Watching the others I knew I was in trouble

They opened the door and I started my life.
Frosting me with a silver knife.
Decorating me with candy jewels.
The rest of my batch looked like fools.

Lifting me up, she took off my wrapper.
Feeling the breeze, I wanted to slap her.
Opening her mouth with shiny teeth inside.
This was the day this cupcake had died.

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-life-of-a-cupcake#ixzz3CcZC9Sei



IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15

Poetry Self-and peer-Assessment

What is the theme or main idea of the poem? Is it clear and is it consistent?

Is the imagery (sensory language) in the poem consistent and does it make sense?
Does it relate to the theme?

Which words stand out and does it make sense for these words to stand out?

Is there a mood and tone of the poem? What is it?

Does the poet use any literary devices? If so, which ones?

Do I use a rhyme scheme? What is the rhyme scheme?

Does my poem have a particular structure?

How can he/she improve the poem?


2. For your original poem, write a rationale/ analysis in an essay
format.

Use the guidelines 7 steps to analysing a poem to guide you, as well as the PEE graphic
organizer (both attached). You should do the following:

Go through Steps 1-7 for analyzing your own poem. Have one peer do the same for
you!
Choose 2 literary devices (imagery, metaphor, mood, etc) that you would like to focus
on.
Use the graphic organizer below to organize your ideas.
Develop your ideas into a three-paragraph rationale (introduction, 2 PEE paragraphs)
called Poem Analysis.
Edit & review your work (peer, self and teacher)
Hand in your final draft, attached together with your poem and graphic organizer!

Your poem will be done at home, and your rationale will be done in-class. You may have your
poem and your graphic organizer with you when youre writing your rationale.

IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15
Good Luck!

IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15


7 Steps to Analyzing a Poem:
1. Try to figure out the meaning of the poem. Ask yourself questions like: What happens in
the poem? What is the poet trying to say? What is the main theme or message of the
poem?
2. What imagery do you see when you read the poem? Are the images related in any way?
What do the images tell you about the meaning of the poem?
3. Look at the poets choice of words. Which words stand out and why? Which words are
repeated? How do they contribute to the meaning of the poem?
4. Determine the mood and tone of the poem. Mood: What can you say about the mood of
the poem? What words and imagery contribute to this mood? Also, what is the poets
tone? Does the poet seem angry? joyful? sad? resentful? What is the poet trying to say to
the reader?
5. Look for any of the poetic devices weve been learning about. How do they affect the poem
and the reader?
6. Look for any rhyme scheme in the poem. Does the rhyme scheme tell us something about
the meaning of the poem? If it is free-verse, why did the poet choose to write it that way?
7. Look at the poems shape or structure. Does it contribute to the meaning of the poem?

IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15

Youre the poet: Explain yourself!

This is your opportunity to explain how you created imagery in your poem, which poets
techniques you used and why!

Paragraph Content Notes
Introduction 1. Introduce us to the poem and
poet.
2. What happens in the poem?
3. What is the main theme of the
poem?
4. What can you say about the
mood of the poem?
5. What is the poets tone?
6. Look at the rhyme scheme and
structure of the poem. Do they
contribute to the meaning of the
poem and how? If there isnt
one, explain.

(Transition sentence to first
paragraph)

Paragraph 1 (P) Point: Tell us about one of the
literary devices used by the poet
(imagery, metaphor, simile,
onomatopoeia, etc)

(E) Evidence
(1-3 Quotes/ examples of this
technique from your poem)

(E) Explanation
(Why has the poet used it? What is
the effect on the poem and the
reader? How does it enhance the
meaning of the poem and
contribute to the theme?)

(Transition sentence to next
paragraph)

IB MYP Language A English Grade 6 Unit 1 Im Nobody, Who Are You? Summative Task 2014/15
Paragraph 2 (P) Point: Tell us about one of the
literary devices used by the poet
(imagery, metaphor, simile,
onomatopoeia, etc)

(E) Evidence
(1-3 Quotes/ examples of this
technique from your poem)

(E) Explanation
(Why has the poet used it? What is
the effect on the poem and the
reader? How does it enhance the
meaning of the poem and
contribute to the theme?)

Concluding
Sentence
Write one sentence to conclude
your essay, saying what you
learned from doing this
assignment.


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Signed (Teacher): _______________________
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Signed (Student): _________________________
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