English 12 – Poetry test on Wednesday, June 19

What to study:

  • all the poems on the blog: ‘Packing for the Future’ by Lorna Crozier; the four poems for deconstruction sheet; ‘Richard Cory’; ‘Big Yellow Taxi’; ‘Introduction to Poetry’ by Billy Collins; the latter two poems are in Package #1; ‘Richard Cory’ is in Package #2
    • study the above poems for their meaning and purpose
    • the sound and figurative devices used
  • The poetry review devices and terms in Poetry Package #2
  • The Terminology booklet
  • The booklets on organization and types of poems (skim these only)
  • The test is multiple choice and has 80 questions

Preparing for this test helps you with the Provincial as you are studying terminology you might encounter

Friday, May 3

Agenda:

Work Block: (in order of priority)

  1. Novel – keep reading and working on your roles – next book talk (#5) is Tuesday and #6 is Thursday – class time should be used wisely!!!
  2. Utilize the Spoken Work Materials from both the Writing and Grammar tab and Today in English 12 – brainstorm at the tables for possible topics; look at the ‘Masters’ (headphones); do the Prompts document activity

Friday, May 3

Agenda:

Work Block: (in order of priority)

  1. Finish Journal Role #8
  2. Work on the Group Presentations
  3. At your table, brainstorm possible topics for Spoken Word
  4. If you are struggling for ideas for Spoken Word, do the Prompts activity in the writing and grammar tab; look at the document with topic ideas; listen to more ‘masters’ (headphones)
  5. Reminder for Monday: Book talk #8 – Have an idea for Spoken Word

Friday, May 3

Agenda:

Today is a work block. You have number of things on the go; in order of priority:

  1. The Burning Bright section of questions from Fahrenheit is due on Monday.
  2. The Core Competencies Reflections for the presentation is due to be uploaded to your blog this weekend
  3. Brainstorm for Spoken word: watch the videos (with headphones), use the introductory chart to make notes on the content/language manipulation/ delivery manipulation; work through the Prompts exercise where students generate lists for the questions; brainstorm at the tables possible topics (materials are on the Writing and Grammar tab of my blog)
  4. Reminder for Monday: Burning Bright questions are due