1st option: Using one of Carl Sandburg's definitions
of poetry as the first line of a poem, write your own poem of 20 lines (minimum) for 10 points of extra credit. Earn an additional 10 points by reading the poem
aloud in class. Due at end of unit.
Attend an outside literary event (poetry reading, writing workshop, poetry slam, lecture, etc.) before the end of the unit and write a half page reflection on the event for an additional 10 points of extra credit. Limit 2 for the