Mastering Meter Unit (Let's Perceive Poetry!)
Poetry has a rhythm just as much as music. It's called meter. We will learn all about stressed and unstressed syllables, metrical feet, and how poets use them to create beautiful pieces of English literature!
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Once per week
over 2 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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One of the most difficult aspects of poetry for learners to perceive is meter! Poetry is extremely musical in that it is emotional, beautiful, and has a rhythm. But how can words not backed by accompanying instruments do this? This short unit will help learners identify the rhythm of words through stressed and unstressed syllables and then go onto classify the four kinds of metrical feet within poetry. It may sounds complicated, but we will take it slow breaking it down a step at a time to...
Students will use the class text (How Happy is the Little Stone by Emily Dickinson) to learn about the stressed, unstressed, and secondary stresses within words and how to identify them. They will also learn about the four metrical feet of poetry (iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest) and how to identify them within poems.
Bachelor's degree plus a certification to teach secondary students (with an endorsement in English/Language Arts) through the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Learners will not have homework but will have Skeleton notes provided to ensure comprehension of content.
Skeleton notes will be provided (for each lesson)
Completion of skeleton notes as well as class discussion.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Printer (for skeleton notes) is useful but not required (notes can be filled out on a computer, but learner will have to switch back and forth between Skype and Word Document, printing the notes will be easiest)
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I fell in love with literature fairly late in life which means I get to experience the joy of learning and teaching simultaneously. I will absorb anything related to English/Language-Arts (reading, writing, etc) and sponge it out with excitement...