Lit Circle Section 5 & Spoken Word

  • You should be around finishing to the end of Section 5.
  • When you are done your discussion 5, fill out a pink reflection sheet and hand in with all notes.  If you have paper copies of illustrations, staple to reflection sheet and hand in.  Email notes on ONE document.
  • Practice your spoken word!  Find a partner and read it out, time it, record it, where can you add the performance piece now?  Hand gestures, vocal intonations.

The Elders are Watching & Connection to Place

  • Acknowledgement
  • Poetry re-test
  • Connection to Place and Land in Poetry
  • Chief Seattle made a speech to US Congress in 1854, right before he was forced to sign over the title to his land his ancestors had resided on for generations and then having to move onto a government created reserve.  In this amazing speech, he eloquently describes his relationship with the land, water, sky, and animals and foreshadows his concerns for the future.
  • Now let’s watch the video of this amazing poem “The Elders Are Watching” written by David Bouchard and illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.  Write down the good and bad things.
  • What is the message? Is it all doom and gloom?
  • Remainder of class to work on Spoken Word

Lit Circle & Spoken Word

  • no red ink: finish quiz
  • Check in with group for 5th discussion
  • When 5th discussion is complete, fill out a pink reflection sheet and hand in
  • Time to work on spoken word

i am graffiti

  • acknowledgement
  • Passion Project: 7 Grandfather teachings from Janice and Ava
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  • Study for poetry terms quiz retest Friday Click here for Quizlet
  • Poetry final will be Wednesday, December 4th
  • Poems studied in class: Driving Thunder Road, Poem, History Lesson, i am graffiti, The Elders Are Watching
  • Spoken word in class Monday/Tuesday-you need to be working on this outside of class and for homework!!!
  • Send me your outline for passion project

Passion project &i am graffiti

  • Acknowledgement: Steven
  • “History Lesson” Allusions: finish oral presentations
  • Passion project: check in.  Open up your project plan, I will come around and check it.
  • Click here for link to sign up.
  • You need to have at least 3 outside resources: can be story, poem, youtube, elder, at least 1piece of literature
  • Passion Project

Lit Circles Section 5

  • Finish reading Section #5
  • Notes for Section 5: I will be collecting these after your 5th discussion.  Please take some time to polish them up, ask me what I’d give you (out of 50)
  • Discussion 5 is scheduled for today or tomorrow
  • Work on spoken word when done
  • Spoken word class presentations: Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 3rd

Allusion in Poetry: History Lesson

  • acknowledgement: Robbie
  • no red ink: finish adj/adv quiz
  • oral storytelling: Last one.  Please be ready with a draft of spoken word for
  • “History Lesson” in groups you will “Step 4”.  Read the poem again, collect some more information to educate yourselves and the class, then present your findings to the class.
  • Learning Journal #6: “Is this poem a fair and accurate depiction of North America history from 1492 to present day?” DUE FRIDAY
  • Spoken word in class finals will be on Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 3rd, school wide finals December 5th & 6th in blocks C & D
  • Reminders: Wednesday your plan for passion project.
  • Poetry quiz retest: Friday—–Updated, I will be adding a terminology portion to the upcoming poetry final.

Lit Circle #4

  • No Red Ink: some of you have not done the ‘building good sentences’ please complete.  If finished: silent read (check due dates), spoken word, or lit circle work
  • Finish reading section 4
  • Finish up role for Discussion 4
  • If all of the group members are finished their work, and there is at least 20 minutes left in block, have discussion 4
  • If you are finished your role, but the rest of the group isn’t, work on your spoken word
  • Reminder: Spoken word in class Mon Dec. 2nd & Tues. Dec. 3rd
  • School finals: Thursday Dec. 5th (Gr. 9/10)

Spoken Word

  • check in with group, adjust reading schedule
  • Time to work on spoken word-in class presentations next Monday!
  • Time to read Section 4

Oral Storytelling & Spoken Word

  • oral storytelling
  • Poetry Terminology Quiz
  • Time to work on spoken word
  • refer to Friday’s post for documents for Spoken Word
  • Spoken word in class finals will be on Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 3rd, school wide finals December 4th & 5th in blocks C & D
  • Reminders: Wednesday your plan for passion project.