Lesson Plan

Tweet the poet

Students will need to compose a thematic statement in 140 characters or less and tweet it to a specific poet.
Rob C.
Classroom teacher
Alden Central School
Alden, NY
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Practice proper social media etiquette
  • Decipher a theme from a given poem 
  • Compose a thematic statement from a given poem 
English Language Arts
Grades 8 - 12
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1 Tweet the poet!

English students need to know how to find a theme from a work of literature. Why not create a theme from a given poem and tweet it to the poet?  This activity allows students that opportunity. Students will read any poem by Margaret Atwood and tweet her with a thematic statement!

Remember, thematic statements should illustrate the universal truth being exposed in the poem. This is up to you! Create one, in 140 characters or less and make sure it isn't a cliche. You'll actually have less than 140 characters because you'll need to tweet it directly to Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood.

Have fun!