• No Red Ink: Quiz on commonly confused words
  • Infographic work block: Mr. Barazzuol here for A block to check in
  • Inforgraphic due Monday
  • Poetry final Monday

Spoken Word

  • No Red Ink: finish quiz, silent read when done.
  • i am graffiti-sed81k questions due Friday
  • watch an interview with Leanne Betasamao here what inspired her to write this poem


More examples here rants, slams, spoken word


Once you have your topic chosen can you please enter your topic in this form:


  • No Red Ink-finish capitalization quiz, silent read when done
  • Infographic work block-Mr. Barazzuol here tomorrow to introduce how to for Infographic.  You should have your 4 square analysis done/finished this block, the next step of research is to add in more context about meaning and purpose of Secret Path (background info, info about artist, historical context, map, etc)

Sonnet XV and Sonnet by YOU!

  • Finish up the quizzes on No Red Ink
  • Go over Sonnet XV analysis
  • Write your own Sonnet: Follow 7 easy steps:

Write a Sonnet in Seven Steps

  1. Choose a Theme or Problem. Sonnets usually explore universal elements of human life to which many people can relate (love, maturity, words of wisdom, humour, irony, frustration)
  2. Pick a Type of Sonnet- Shakespearean
  3. Write in Iambic Pentameter-or at least try to
  4. Organize Stanzas- 3 x quatrain + 1 couplet
  5. Follow a Rhyme Scheme-ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
  6. Incorporate a Volta- or another way of saying this, TONE SWITCH, when it is coming to the end, your tone should chang
  7. Use Poetic Devices-sound, comparison, word play-refer to Poetry Terminology if you forget (please don’t we’ve spent a lot of time on this)

Secret Path analysis & Infographic

  • No Red Ink: finish units, begin capitalization quiz
  • Mark Sam McGee questions
  • Infographic work time- first, get the lyrics for your song, analyze-both on the lyrics, and using the 4 square
  • Mr. Barazuol here Tuesday to begin Inforgraphic.

The Cremation of Sam McGee & Secret Path Infographic

  • silent reading
  • Time to finish “The Cremation Of Sam McGee” questions & go over short story summary
  • Poem Analysis project 2017-26lbtym
  • Poetry can tell a story, remember an event, be an expression of emotion, or take the perspective of someone else, as in the case of Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downey’s Secret PathExplore the Secret Path, headphones are requiredOnce you have chosen a poem, get the lyrics,  metro lyrics is a good site

Sonnet XV

  • silent reading
  • Sonnet translation for Sonnet XVIII
  • Sonnet XV: Metaphor, Personification, Paradox- highlight these as you discover them
  • Analysis of Sonnet XV