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We will continue to read our novel “Takedown”.
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Yesterday, we did a kahoot to review our poetry terms….we then completed our activity of analyzing the five poems and reported out. The five poems were: The Road Not Taken, If, Oh Captain My Captain, I Too Sing America, and Art Reflecting Life.
*To start class today, we are writing our Poetry Terms Quiz
-We did not finish going over the five poems…we will do so today
-Reflection: what will my Path be? Take 10 minutes and write a reflection about what your path may be being thoughtful of the poems we have just read and analyzed in class.
-Building Understanding: Complete a Building Understanding for One of the Poems we studied and analyzed.
Yesterday, we looked at the non-fiction essay by Bertrand Russell “What I Have Lived For” as well as various videos that reflect upon our theme ‘The Human Condition’. Today we will continue our search of our inquiry theme “The Human Condition”.
-We will be doing a ‘modeling’ exercise –going through a children’s book to explore various themes. This book is called “The Forgiveness Garden”. As I read, and after, you will be responsible for two worksheets:
-“Pathways To A Theme” (found on Sharepoint)
-If time, you will do the same exercise in groups of 3. You may choose from a variety of children’s books on hand.
Reminders: Essay on “The Road Not Taken” and “If” due on Wednesday
Poetry Test on Thursday
-Go over “A Time to Talk”
–“From Brother and Sister”: Read, discuss and questions
–“Sound Devices Worksheet 2” in sharepoint
*We may be able to go over the short story test that you all wrote on Wednesday…a few students may have to leave for a few minutes as they have not yet written the test….
-Riddle poems (also on Sharepoint in the Poetry folder)
I hope you all had a good long weekend! On Friday we started a new short story “The Tell Tale Heart“, and we finished class by doing a peer edit of our essays on “The Metaphor”.
*Your good copies of your essay are due today. I would like you to post your good copy of your essay to your edublog. In addition, I would like you to email your essay to me….I will give you a few minutes to clarify any questions and to post and will demonstrate how to post. Please tag your post with “TheMetaphorNelsonA”
-Reminder: Test tomorrow on Short stories: Sam the Athlete, The Chaser, House, Forgiveness in Families, The Metaphor and The Tell Tale Heart. Also know the prose fiction terms and your short story summaries.
-although we read “The Tell Tale Heart” on Friday, we did not have class time to work on a short story summary….we will do so today (approximately 15-20 minutes to work on and then we will go over so that you have this in preparation for your test.
-Yesterday we worked on our essay outlines/drafts for “The Metaphor”. Your drafts should be complete for today so that we can peer edit.
-We are starting a new story today “The Tell Tale Heart”
*write down the elements that make a story spooky or scary (brainstorm)
*we will read the story aloud
*post writing (write your thoughts of the story/discuss)
*we watched (youtube) a version of the short story
-Peer Edit: we matched up with partners to complete a peer edit. In the writing folder there is a “peer edit review” that you can use as a guideline to help you look for items in your partners essay.
Reminders: Essay is due on Tuesday October 13th, 2015
*Test is on Wednesday October 14th, 2015
Stories on the test: Sam the Athlete, The Chaser, House, Forgiveness in Families, The Metaphor and The Tell Tale Heart.
*Also know the prose fiction terms, short story summaries and how to apply the terms to the stories.
*Format of Test:
Short Answers (terms)
Multiple choice (terms)
Point of view (Name the story and point of view it is told in)
Quotes: Name the quote and significance of the quote to the story
Sight story (a story you have not read before along with multiple choice and a paragraph.
Good luck and enjoy your long weekend!
-We will start class by completing the fragments/run-on’s booklet (page 5-9). You can work with the person next to you…
-You will have class time to work on your essay outline/drafts for the short story “The Metaphor”. Please refer to all the resources in the “writing folder” on sharepoint.