Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

Monday March 9th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Song analysis:  where are we at?

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* “What Do I Remember of the Evacuation”



*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




*What did we learn about Residential Schools?


*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!


*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


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:


*You will share with me (Ms. Nelson)

Your group will read two of the following poems:

-“Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand


-“Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins


-“Alone” by Maya Angelou


I’m alive, I believe everything by Lesley Choyce



-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