Category Archives: English 10

Friday November 15th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

-We will be working on Spoken word:  we will look at a few samples of Rants…

 

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

 

 

Tuesday November 12th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

*Just a heads up…spoken word finals are on Thursday December 4th.  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 week…

-spoken word criteria

secondary-public-speaking

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

Sarah Key

“Jellyfish”

“Hands”

“When Love Arrives”

“Somewhere in America”

Taylor Mali “What do teachers make?”

Martin Luther King

-We will be working on Spoken word:  we will look at a few samples of Rants…

 

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

 

 

Tuesday November 5th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

*Today we will be starting class with your poetry quiz.

*Coming back to our poems from last week: debrief

“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

*Venn Diagram:  “If” and “The Road Not Taken”

writing-poetry-grade-10-assignment-rubric

Andrew’s group presentation

The Road Not Taken analysis- ENG10

Monday November 4th, 2019

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.

casey-at-the-bat-with-rhythm-and-scansion

rhythm-meter-and-scansion

Looking Forward:  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.

writing-poetry-grade-10-assignment-rubric

Friday November 1, 2019

Friday Writes:  We will be doing a Friday write.  Remember, you should be saving these into a Friday Writes Folder.

Brainstorm:  What have we discussed in class that would make a strong composition?

Student samples from past provincial exams

https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/exemplars/en_oc/en12-comp-sp.pdf

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

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

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.

casey-at-the-bat-with-rhythm-and-scansion

rhythm-meter-and-scansion

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.

writing-poetry-grade-10-assignment-rubric

Thursday October 31st, 2019

Good Afternoon,

We have been working in groups analyzing poems…they should be complete for today…

You will now find a way to “Teach” your poem to the class.  Some options:  sway, powerpoint, create a video??

“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

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.

casey-at-the-bat-with-rhythm-and-scansion

rhythm-meter-and-scansion

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.

writing-poetry-grade-10-assignment-rubric