Friday November 3rd, 2017


*You will have a poetry test in approximately a week…we can figure out the date…but I do want you to start preparing.   Study the following:  Poetry terms, name the device (line of poetry and you figure out what device), know how to analyze a poem…and know the poems you have looked at in class so far…

*Inspiration Poems:  you will be presenting these on Monday.  To make it go smoothly in class please post these to your Edublog.  If it is too large a file, you may not be able to do this depending on what program you used.  You can post to youtube and get a link for example (and then post link)….please make sure that you can present or have the appropriate dongle for the projector. Plan this out in advance!





Just a heads up…spoken word finals are on Friday December 1st.  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 next week…

-spoken word criteria




Examples of speeches and slams:

Sarah Key



“When Love Arrives”

“Somewhere in America”

Taylor Mali “What do teachers make?”

Martin Luther King

*remainder of class can be used to complete finishing touches on your inspiration poem or starting to work on your spoken word…

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