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Read Write Now: "Analyzing and Writing Poetry"

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Episode 2: In this episode of Read Write Nowjoin Tracey Ingle, English Instructional Specialist for Powhatan County Public schools in an exploration of poetry. Explore the root of the week (GE) and meet the writer William Wordsworth. Delve into analysis of his poem I Wandered Lonely as a CloudAnd learn how to use a model to create a poem of your own. Developed for students in grades 6-8.

Poem: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth (1807)

Produced and directed by Tracey Ingle in partnership with VPM.

Additional information on William Wordsworth and his poetry

Virginia Standards of Learning:

6.4 a) Identify word origins and derivations.

      b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

6.7 The student will write in a variety of forms, to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

 7.4 a)  Identify word origins and derivations.

      b) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary. 

 7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

 8.4 c) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to determine the meaning(s) of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary.

 8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.