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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted March 31, 2008 at 5:59 AM via web

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Sonnet Writing Contest

Hey eNoters-

Thought you or your classes might be interested in this contest.  

Listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" this wkend, they announced a "Sonnet Contest."  The winner gets a queen sized Sleep Number bed and three dozen roses.  I think the deadline is this Friday. 
 
Here's the link. 
 
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/lyrics/ 

 

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 31, 2008 at 7:04 AM (Answer #2)

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How fun!  I will announce this to my classes and see if I have any takers.  This would be a great extra credit offering...plus the prize is great!

Thanks, Jamie!

 

P.S.  I just checked the link...the deadline is Friday, April 11, at midnight Central Time

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 31, 2008 at 8:17 AM (Answer #3)

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Wow this is super! We just finished a unit on poetry in one of my classes and sonnets were one we really focused on. I am going to ask if any of my students are interested in putting some of their poetry out there. I had some students whose poetry really blew me away, very personal. Thanks for the link, this is a really great contest!

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM (Answer #4)

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Any of you guys tried Poetry Slams in the classroom? I am not too sure if this is just a British concept but I have heard that it has been applied really well in getting students not just to write poetry but to perform it as well. Worth looking in to perhaps!

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cbetances | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 24, 2010 at 2:01 PM (Answer #5)

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Any of you guys tried Poetry Slams in the classroom? I am not too sure if this is just a British concept but I have heard that it has been applied really well in getting students not just to write poetry but to perform it as well. Worth looking in to perhaps!

I have done it and it has been really great with my high school students. Some students are apprehensive at first, but if you turn it in to an event where everyone shares and make a party-like atmosphere (maybe even have the event after school), it can be a very productive learning experience. We held ours at a local Starbucks and they provided coffee and snacks for the students. Make sure you spend a lot of time preparing and working on the students' writing in class.

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