Reflection in PowerPoint
One of my students, a tenth-grader and a second-year creative writing student, had spent most of the semester working on poetry—specifically, imitating Emily Dickinson. She first read volumes of Dickinson’s work then began to write her own poems using all of Dickinson’s techniques.
Her piece is unique in that she included her own poems and talked frankly about where she felt she needed improvement. The imitation and reflection she did during that semester led her to develop her own style during the next two years.