Just a heads up…spoken word finals are on Friday December 1st. Usually class finalists need to be chosen several days before this date. If you are really ambitious you can start to give this some thought…we will be starting this next week…
Yesterday, you wrote a poetry terms quiz and worked on a “Building Understanding” for One of the poems you analyzed.
*Just a heads up…spoken word finals are on Friday December 1st. Usually class finalists need to be chosen several days before this date. If you are really ambitious you can start to give this some thought…we will be starting this next week…
This lesson is about learning rhythm and scansion. It is usually a harder topic to learn. It is regarding how to learn iambic pentameter or trochaic tetrameter for example.
“Casey at the Bat”: please read the poem on the first link. After you read the poem, you can watch the two attached cartoons below. After, you can work on the questions attached to the poem on the first link. The second link is an additional resource.
Looking Forward To Next Week: you will be creating Inspiration Poems: You will be presenting/showing these to the class….you can choose any program, software video tools that you think best will work for you….
You will have class time to work on this assignment.
I’m sorry I can’t be there with you yet…I’m hoping real soon.
*Please remember to be reviewing your “Poetic terms” as you will be having a quiz on these terms (how does Thursday look?)
-On Thursday we posted our essays on “The Metaphor” on our Edublogs, made sure our song analysis was on our Edublog, worked on Poetic terms and devices as well as a “Building Understanding” for the song that you chose.
-If you have not yet posted your building understanding for the song you chose, please do so:
-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms
You will be creating a Chart on Office 365….and in groups (of three hopefully!) you will be analyzing the following poems. What will your path be? my hope is that you not only analyze these poems, but also discuss their meaning…you will need the analyzing poetry sheet
* “Building Understanding”: On Thursday, you worked on an activity where you chose your own song then you analyzed it. You must have chosen the song you did as it may have some meaning for you. You are now to complete a “Building Understanding” for the song you chose connecting it to our inquiry theme.
Friday, we started our poetry unit by looking at different thoughts on what Poetry means and how to define poetry.
-You will be divided into partners to peer edit your essay. Question for essay: Compare and/or Contrast Ms. Hancock and Charlotte’s mother and their influence on Charlotte. At this point your drafts should be complete.
Yesterday you wrote your short story test. I managed to post blocks A and B onto Myed but I haven’t had a chance to do so for Block D. On Wednesday/Thursday we worked on our Essay Outlines –they should be completed for today. Over the weekend, transform your outlines into a rough draft. Drafts must be done for Monday as we will be doing peer editing.
We will be starting our poetry unit.
*I want you all to reflect and brainstorm the idea of what Poetry means to you. You will write down this thought/reflection on a doc. open on your devices.
-we will look at some definitions of poetry by T.S. Eliot and ee cummings
*Reminder that you will have a short story unit test tomorrow
-All the short stories: Sam the Athlete, House, Forgiveness in Families, The Tell Tale heart and The Metaphor. You will also need to know the short story terms as well as the application of the terms to the stories (short story summaries). You will also have a sight store with questions and a paragraph.
*No Red Ink: We will work on the next assignment “Embedding Quotations and Parallelism.”
After “No Red Ink” you will have time to continue working on your essay on “The Metaphor