Monthly Archives: March 2020

Friday March 13th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

  • The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  • The important things in life endure over time.

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*Analyzing Poems:  In groups, you will be going through the analyzing poetry resource and applying it to the three poems we studied:  “Walking on two Sides of the Border”, “What do I remember of the Evacuation”, and “Caged Bird”.  We will do this on larger paper so we can post/gallery walk

Friday March 13th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

  • The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  • The important things in life endure over time.

*Essays on “The Metaphor” are due in…please hand in on paper…

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

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

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

the-road-not-taken

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

if-by-rudyard-kipling

“Oh Captain My Captain” by Walt Whitman

o-captain-my-captain-by-walt-whitman

“I Too Sing America” by Langston Hughes

i-too-sing-america-by-langston-hughes

“Art Reflecting Life” by Thomas King

art-reflecting-life-by-thomas-king

Thursday March12th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Song Analysis: Where are we at?  Please post

1) embedded video of song

2) Lyrics of song (clean version)

3)  Analysis of song

Tag:  NelsonSongSpringA

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

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

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

the-road-not-taken

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

if-by-rudyard-kipling

“Oh Captain My Captain” by Walt Whitman

o-captain-my-captain-by-walt-whitman

“I Too Sing America” by Langston Hughes

i-too-sing-america-by-langston-hughes

“Art Reflecting Life” by Thomas King

art-reflecting-life-by-thomas-king

Wednesday March 11th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*No Red Ink:  Active and Passive Voice/Punctuation with conjunctions

*Core Competency Self Reflection:  You will have a few minutes to post this reflection.

https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/walking-both-sides-invisible-border

*What did we learn about Residential Schools?

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*Analyzing Poems:  In groups, you will be going through the analyzing poetry resource and applying it to the three poems we studied:  “Walking on two Sides of the Border”, “What do I remember of the Evacuation”, and “Caged Bird”.  We will do this on larger paper so we can post/gallery walk

Wednesday March 11th, 2020

Good Morning,

*No Red Ink: Active and Passive Voice/Punctuation:  Conjunctions

*Essays:  Rough drafts should be done…we will do peer editing.

*Song Analysis:  where are we at?

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

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

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

the-road-not-taken

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

if-by-rudyard-kipling

“Oh Captain My Captain” by Walt Whitman

o-captain-my-captain-by-walt-whitman

“I Too Sing America” by Langston Hughes

i-too-sing-america-by-langston-hughes

“Art Reflecting Life” by Thomas King

art-reflecting-life-by-thomas-king

Tuesday March 10th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Go back and look at the definition that you wrote for poetry….can you add anything new? Take two minutes and write down any new thoughts.

-share charts, poems and thoughts with class (the activity we did yesterday)

-Poetry Terms

Analyzing Poetry:  Choose an appropriate song –one that you connect with.  You will analyze your song following the steps in the “Analyzing Poetry” resource.

  1.  Choose a song that you connect to and find the music video and/or audio version (clean version).
  2. Find the lyrics of the song (clean version).
  3. Analyze the song using the “Analyzing poetry document”.

 

Monday March 9th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Song analysis:  where are we at?

Post with the following tag:

NelsonsongSpring2020C

NelsonsongSpring2020D

* “What Do I Remember of the Evacuation”

http://www.joykogawa.ca/what-do-you-remember-of-the-evacuation.html

 

*Go through the analyzing poetry resource for “What do I Remember of the Evacuation.”

*After knowing more about that Japanese internment and the author, what meaning does this add to the poem itself?

 

History Sept. 22, 1988: apology to Japanese-Canadians of WWII

Rare views of Japanese-Canadian internment: 19 images remembering one of Canada’s darkest hours

https://learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ePubFaShRacRedJap.pdf

https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/walking-both-sides-invisible-border

 

*What did we learn about Residential Schools?

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*Analyzing Poems:  In groups, you will be going through the analyzing poetry resource and applying it to the three poems we studied:  “Walking on two Sides of the Border”, “What do I remember of the Evacuation”, and “Caged Bird”.  We will do this on larger paper so we can post/galler

Monday March 9th, 2020

Good Morning!

https://create.kahoot.it/details/poetry-terms/df55cd79-6dae-4d6d-92f3-d7d583c614be

*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

poetry-definitions-by-t-s-eliot-and-ee-cummings

We will then read the poem “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand and “Introduction to Poetry by Billy collins

-You will be divided into groups of three.  Each group will be responsible for 2 poems and will work on Office 365 on the chart you will create below:

what-i-read-think-and-wonder-chart

*You will share with me (Ms. Nelson)

Your group will read two of the following poems:

-“Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand

eating-poetry-by-mark-strand

-“Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins

eating-poetry-by-mark-strand

-“Alone” by Maya Angelou

alone-by-maya-angelou

I’m alive, I believe everything by Lesley Choyce

im-alive-i-believe-in-everything-by-lesley-choyce

im-alive-i-believe-in-everything-by-lesley-choyce

-Exit By Rita Dove

exit-by-rita-dove

Go back and look at the definition that you wrote….can you add anything new? Take two minutes and write down any new thoughts.

-share charts, poems and thoughts with class

-Poetry Terms