Standards Addressed . . .
When students listen to, read, recite and dramatize poetry as well as participate in other ways of synthesizing poems, they work toward meeting the following standards:

Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1. Explore, think critically and gain knowledge.
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

Information Literacy Standards:
Standard I: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Standard II: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
Standard IV: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
Standard IX: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

English Language Arts Standards:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction

Works Referenced:

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner In
Action. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009

Eisenberg, Michael B., Carrie A. Lowe, and Kathleen L. Spitzer. Information Literacy:
Essential Skills for the Information Age. 2nd ed. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.