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NCTE: Assessing Literary Devices & Poetic Elements

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will revise and finish the draft of the poem written in Activity 2 before sharing it with the class.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck™ and NoteFolio™ Apps on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Review what was done in Activities 1 and 2. Students should know that they are responsible for revising and finishing the poem drafted in Activity 2. Distribute the LearningCheck file, Chain Poetry.edc, to be used in the assessment of the poem. An alternative assessment method is to use the paper-based "Rubric for Assessing the Chain Poem" sheet found at the end of this activity.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Identify the devices an author uses to influence readers and critique the effectiveness of their use.
  • Write for a variety of readers, including peers, teachers, and other adults, adapting content, style, and structure to audience and situation.
  • Write in a variety of situations (impromptu, over time, in collaboration or alone) and adapt strategies, such as revision, technology, and the use of reference materials, to the situation.
  • Recognize and exercise options in modes of expression and choice of words when speaking and writing, especially when revising written work.
  • After the Activity

    Students will trade devices and assess poems using the Chain Poetry.edc LearningCheck file or alternatively, the printed "Rubric for Assessing the Chain Poem" sheet. Afterward, the class should discuss some of the problems they noticed and discuss various ways these could be overcome.