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Poetry APP grid? Help please!

Discussion in 'English' started by lighthouse_keeper, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. lighthouse_keeper

    lighthouse_keeper New commenter

    Hi,
    I am trying to put together a peer-assessment sheet for students to assess a classmate's poetry. Does anyone know if there's an APP grid specifically for writing poetry ? If there isn't an official one, has anyone adapted one for poetry that I could use please?
    Many thanks in advance,
    Lighthouse Keeper
     
  2. lighthouse_keeper

    lighthouse_keeper New commenter

    Or is it a bad idea to get pupils to assess one another in poetry? Has anyone tried it? What worked / didn't?
    I'd be grateful for any ideas! Thanks!
     
  3. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Is this for primary? I wouldn't do it in Secondary. We don't often do poetry writing but when we do, it's never assessed. You could just use the appropriate criteria from an APP grid but it seems to go against the grain to peer assess something that has ben written to generate an emotional response. I suppose you could say that about any creative writing but poetry is such so subjective.
     
  4. lighthouse_keeper

    lighthouse_keeper New commenter

    It is for secondary, for Year 9. I have similar feelings about assessing poetry! But I guess the same argument could be used for Art, and that does get assessed even though so subjective....it's difficult isn't it! My SOW says to assess it, so I thought that some marking criteria would be useful but perhaps it might be better to mark it in tick boxes of "uses language devices" and other things I want them to include, and just give it an effort grade?
     
  5. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    This is one of my bugbears. You can only really assess 'poetry' in any fair way by ticking off a checklist that involves attention to technical points. Beyond that, you are dipping into the dangerous waters of, well, what poetry really is.
     
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Effort is measurable. I don't like the idea of creativity being assessed.
     
  7. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Perhaps they could write a commentary on their poetry, or on another pupil's, and that could be assessed against reading criteria?
     
  8. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Why? Just how roundabout do you have to be?
     

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