Exploring Literature, Grade 7
Unit 1 Finding Your Place in the World
Unit 2 The World Around Us
Unit 3 From One World to Another
Unit 4 A Sporting Life
Unit 5 Chills And Thrills
Unit 6 Taking Flight
Unit 7 Pass It On: World Mythology
Unit 8 Stories To Tell: Fiction
Unit 9 Words In Motion: Poetry
Unit 10 Turning Words Into Action: Drama
Unit 11 Telling It As It Is: Nonfiction
Unit 12 Reading Between the Lines: Informational/Visual Media
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Exploring Literature, Grade 7 : Unit 9 Words In Motion: Poetry : Forgotten Language / Shel Silverstein : Activities

Forgotten Language / Shel Silverstein

Activities

Critical Thinking
Evaluating an Internet Site.
Using a computer with an Internet connection, look up the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion homepage.

Explore the site and its links and find answers to the following questions:
• What is Poetry in Motion? Who started the program?
• Where does this program function?
• What is the Poetry Society of America? What do members of the society do?
• How well does this page and related pages convey information? How well do these pages attract a person’s attention?

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest, rate this Internet site. Give solid reasons for your evaluation.

Study and Research
Learn More About the Author.
Explore the Shel Silverstein website. It offers a biography, a list of his books, and an opportunity for you to write your own version of a Silverstein poem.

Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion

Shel Silverstein

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