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Kelli Etheredge, a teacher and mentor at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, is onto something. Although Kelli teaches literature, her 'Poetry into Movies' unit is versatile enough to enhance any area of study. If you're looking for new ways to engage with your students, check out Kelli's lesson plan.
Kelli asks her students to analyze a poem, and then create a Windows Live Movie Maker video that shows the imagery, symbolism, and themes of that poem. This extra step lets students dive even deeper into their subject, producing projects that demonstrate their creativity and critical thinking skills. And they get to use digital media to do it!
Read the full blog post for details...I've even included the rubric!