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    ​1.  Research poems and types of poems.
    2. Create own poem.
    3. Create a story board and stop motion of poems
    4. Document learning process

    INTRODUCTION:  Using PowerPoint, create a title and introduction slide. These slides must have the authors first and last name. The objectives must be REWRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS. The presentation must be aesthetically pleasing and grammatically correct.

    1.  Read Poetry! Go to the internet or the Library and get a collection of poems. This website is a good place to start. Try Shel Silverstein, or if you feel dark and sad, try Ellen Hopkins.
    2. Find a poem that you and your partner both like and practice reading it aloud to each other. 
    3. As you are listening to the poem keep track of the images and feelings that come to your mind.
    4. Develop a plan for how you will use stop motion and poetry to express the images and feelings that you experience when you listen to the poem.  Use a word web and brainstorm in your field notebook to document your thinking,
    5. Create a story board for your animated poetry concept in your field notebook.
    6. Get your story board approved by your STEAM Lab Facilitator.
    7. Using the Frames Software and a Snow Ball microphone, record the narration (your voice reading) of the poem. 
    8. Using a camera and tripod take the pictures of the medium you chose (hand drawn art, clay, actors, photography, etc.). 

    1.  Research the poem that you chose. When was it written and what inspired the author to write it? Include a picture of the author, a short biography, and a list of other poems and/or books that they wrote.

    1.  Compose your own poem that is a minimum of 30 seconds long when you read it aloud.
    2. Explain what the major theme(s) of the poem are. What are is the general tone of the poem (is it optimistic, pessimistic, positive, negative)?
    3. What type or style of poem did you create?

    1. Using your own poem create a story board in your field notebook
    2. Create a second animation that uses YOUR OWN POEM.

    1. Choose one of the four C’s and tell us the strengths AND challenges your group faced through this engagement  (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, OR Critical Thinking).
    2. What have you learned about yourself or group using the C chosen?
    3. What advice, specific to THIS engagement would you give a group starting this engagement