Center Focus

Poetry vs. Prose

  1. Have your students write a paragraph about a particular subject. It can be something pertaining to work recently done in class or anything they are interested in.
  2. They should then write a poem containing the same information.
  3. In their center groups they should compare their poems and prose; have them discuss the differences and write down which style they prefer and why.

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