Monthly Archives: October 2019

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

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

Good Afternoon!

*Reminder:  You will have a poetry quiz on Tuesday November 5th…make sure you review the terms.

poetic-devices-worksheet-2015

*You were to complete the figurative language devices worksheets yesterday for homework…if you did not do so, please do so this evening…

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

*Start of today’s lesson:

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

You will be creating a Chart on Office 365….and in groups (of three hopefully!) you will be analyzing the following poems.  What will your path be?  my hope is that you not only analyze these poems, but also discuss their meaning…you will need the analyzing poetry sheet

“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

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Thursday October 31st, 2019.

-Spoken word:  start to brainstorm ideas:  You started this brainstorming sheet yesterday.

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

-spoken word criteria:  download if you did not download yesterday.

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

 

*This one is a political commercial…but listen to the words and how her story is written:

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Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/819f2075-6927-4010-9155-3b39e9414d31

https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/52c39f28-babc-45e3-a51e-35ba1f146703

 

Monday October 28th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

On Thursday, you worked on your Building Understanding for your song analysis or your Core Competency.  At this point, both should be complete and added to your post with the appropriate tags.

Also to have been complete was the first worksheet below…

poetry-sound-devices-and-power-point

alliteration-onomatopoeia-and-hyperbole

poetic-devices-worksheet-2015

poetry-terms-and-devices-10

*Please study the poetry terms….you will have a quiz on the poetry terms…

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

You will be creating a Chart on Office 365….and in groups (of three hopefully!) you will be analyzing the following poems.  What will your path be?  my hope is that you not only analyze these poems, but also discuss their meaning…you will need the analyzing poetry sheet

“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

Monday October 27th, 2019

Good Morning!

-Spoken word:  start to brainstorm ideas

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

-spoken word criteria

secondary-public-speaking

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

-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

 

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Thursday October 21st, 2019.

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Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/819f2075-6927-4010-9155-3b39e9414d31

https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/52c39f28-babc-45e3-a51e-35ba1f146703

 

Thursday October 24th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

*Yesterday, we worked on our song analysis and this was to be posted to your blog: Tag

NelsonsonganalysisFall2019D

* “Building Understanding”:   you worked on an activity where you chose your own song then you analyzed it.  You must have chosen the song you did as it may have some meaning for you.  You are now to complete a “Building Understanding” for the song you chose connecting it to our inquiry theme.

after-watching-a-movie-or-listening-to-a-tedtalk-or-reading-a-piece-of-literature

building-understanding-for-after-reading-literature-or-watching-a-video

*Core Competency:  on the essay/process for “The Metaphor”.  You are responsible for completing a core competency for this process/essay.

poetry-sound-devices-and-power-point

alliteration-onomatopoeia-and-hyperbole

poetic-devices-worksheet-2015

poetry-terms-and-devices-10

*Please study the poetry terms….you will have a quiz on the poetry terms…

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

figurative-language-worksheet-2

Where will your path lead you: Carpe Diem

You will be creating a Chart on Office 365….and in groups (of three hopefully!) you will be analyzing the following poems.  What will your path be?  my hope is that you not only analyze these poems, but also discuss their meaning…you will need the analyzing poetry sheet

“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

Thursday October 24th, 2019

Good Morning,

*You will be writing a poetry quiz today

*You will be finishing up your venn diagrams:  where are we at?

-Spoken word:  start to brainstorm ideas

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

-spoken word criteria

secondary-public-speaking

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

 

-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

 

-Spoken word:  yesterday, you worked on brainstorming for your topic for spoken word.  Today, you can start to work on actually writing your spoken word….

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be next week.

*

Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/819f2075-6927-4010-9155-3b39e9414d31

https://create.kahoot.it/details/figurative-language/52c39f28-babc-45e3-a51e-35ba1f146703

 

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019

Good Afternoon,

No Red Ink:  Active and Passive Voice/Punctuation (thamos)

*Good Copy of your essay was due yesterday: Tuesday October 22nd, 2019

Question: Compare and/or contrast Charlotte’s mother and Ms. Hancock and how they influence Charlotte

    1. Post your essay to your Edublog Tag:

NelsonmetaphorFall2019D

*I would also like you to bring in a paper copy of the essay

*Yesterday, we worked on our song analysis and this was to be posted to your blog: Tag

NelsonsonganalysisFall2019D

* “Building Understanding”:   you worked on an activity where you chose your own song then you analyzed it.  You must have chosen the song you did as it may have some meaning for you.  You are now to complete a “Building Understanding” for the song you chose connecting it to our inquiry theme.

after-watching-a-movie-or-listening-to-a-tedtalk-or-reading-a-piece-of-literature

building-understanding-for-after-reading-literature-or-watching-a-video

*Core Competency:  on the essay/process for “The Metaphor”.  You are responsible for completing a core competency for this process/essay.

poetry-sound-devices-and-power-point

alliteration-onomatopoeia-and-hyperbole

poetic-devices-worksheet-2015

poetry-terms-and-devices-10

*Please study the poetry terms….you will have a quiz on the poetry terms…