TKAM Background presentations

  • silent reading
  • You will be divided into a group with the 7 other topics.
  • Self assessment based on your contribution
  • Book distribution

Before we begin reading, create a document “essential questions TKAM” and record your thoughts about these essential questions:

What factors influence our moral growth?  What kids of experiences help us learn how to judge right from wrong?

What is identity? To what extent do we determine our own identities?  What are stereotypes, and how do they affect how we see ourselves and how others see us?

How does our need to belong influence our identity? How does it lead to the formation of “in” and “out” groups in our society

TKAM Background

Spoken Word

  • short silent reading (10 mIn) or begin writing your spoken word
  • Poem analysis due today, please have the poem on the same document
  • Time to write, practice, edit, enhance spoken word

Spoken Word writing time

  • Silent reading
  • Poetry final Tuesday
  • Time to work on spoken word

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:

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)