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6 Room Poem Maze

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Reading and Writing

Inspired by From Awakening the Heart, by Georgia Heard, this 6 Room Poem supports description as you walk through a maze and write/build creatively.

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July 16, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

6 Room Poem Note Catcher

You are about to enter the 6 Room Poem Maze; you’re going to have some fun. You’ll want to record your writing. Please make a copy of this document.

Six-Room-Poem From Awakening the Heart, by Georgia Heard

Original Six-Room-Poem Activity from the book Awakening the Heart by Georgia Heard via Scholastic.

Learning Objectives

  • Students develop techniques for descriptive writing.
  • Students revise writing to include sensory details.

Guiding Ideas

  • How does the use of sensory details support descriptive writing?
  • What are some ways professional poetry inspires creative technique?
  • How might the use of questions and repetition lead to effective revision?

Student Activities

Teacher Preparation and Notes:

  • Ask students to identify and object or image for description, either in written work in progress, or as the focus of a new work.
  • Talk with students about how reading poetry closely can support the development of writing craft.
  • Student experiences:

Students will explore a maze in order to find 6 rooms, each with a different descriptive technique.

  • Students will encounter non-player characters (NPCs) who prompt them to read mentor text poems and to respond to those in notes.
  • Students will write in response to in-game prompts to develop sensory details.
  • After visiting the 6 rooms and practicing the descriptive techniques, students can write poems or build creative descriptions in the game inspired by the maze.

Performance Expectations

  • Students have evidence of practicing 6 techniques
  • Students use professional poems to support their practice with description
  • Students compose creatively after completing all techniques.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

6 Room Poem Note Catcher

You are about to enter the 6 Room Poem Maze; you’re going to have some fun. You’ll want to record your writing. Please make a copy of this document.

Six-Room-Poem From Awakening the Heart, by Georgia Heard

Original Six-Room-Poem Activity from the book Awakening the Heart by Georgia Heard via Scholastic.