Category Archives: English 10

Friday March 13th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

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

*Essays on “The Metaphor” are due in…please hand in on paper…

-Figurative Language Worksheets: Practice identifying poetic terms

figurative-language-worksheet-3

figurative-language-worksheet

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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 March12th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Song Analysis: Where are we at?  Please post

1) embedded video of song

2) Lyrics of song (clean version)

3)  Analysis of song

Tag:  NelsonSongSpringA

-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

Wednesday March 11th, 2020

Good Morning,

*No Red Ink: Active and Passive Voice/Punctuation:  Conjunctions

*Essays:  Rough drafts should be done…we will do peer editing.

*Song Analysis:  where are we at?

-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

Tuesday March 10th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Go back and look at the definition that you wrote for poetry….can you add anything new? Take two minutes and write down any new thoughts.

-share charts, poems and thoughts with class (the activity we did yesterday)

-Poetry Terms

Analyzing Poetry:  Choose an appropriate song –one that you connect with.  You will analyze your song following the steps in the “Analyzing Poetry” resource.

  1.  Choose a song that you connect to and find the music video and/or audio version (clean version).
  2. Find the lyrics of the song (clean version).
  3. Analyze the song using the “Analyzing poetry document”.

 

Monday March 9th, 2020

Good Morning!

https://create.kahoot.it/details/poetry-terms/df55cd79-6dae-4d6d-92f3-d7d583c614be

*I want you all to reflect and brainstorm the idea of what Poetry means to you.  You will write down this thought/reflection on a doc. open on your devices.

-we will look at some definitions of poetry by T.S. Eliot and ee cummings

poetry-definitions-by-t-s-eliot-and-ee-cummings

We will then read the poem “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand and “Introduction to Poetry by Billy collins

-You will be divided into groups of three.  Each group will be responsible for 2 poems and will work on Office 365 on the chart you will create below:

what-i-read-think-and-wonder-chart

*You will share with me (Ms. Nelson)

Your group will read two of the following poems:

-“Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand

eating-poetry-by-mark-strand

-“Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins

eating-poetry-by-mark-strand

-“Alone” by Maya Angelou

alone-by-maya-angelou

I’m alive, I believe everything by Lesley Choyce

im-alive-i-believe-in-everything-by-lesley-choyce

im-alive-i-believe-in-everything-by-lesley-choyce

-Exit By Rita Dove

exit-by-rita-dove

Go back and look at the definition that you wrote….can you add anything new? Take two minutes and write down any new thoughts.

-share charts, poems and thoughts with class

-Poetry Terms

Friday March 6th, 2020

Good Morning!

Friday Writes:

1) A time when you realized that you were wrong about other people

2) The day when you realized that the world is bigger than you had thought

*We will continue with our essay on “The Metaphor”.

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

Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Good Morning,

*No Red Ink:  Semicolons and colons/ Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.

*Head’s Up:  You will have a test on short stories on Thursday March 5th, 2020.  It will include the short stories we studied, the short story (prose) terms, the terms as applied to the short stories (short story summaries), as well as a story you have never read before with multiple choice questions and a paragraph –so you may want to review the structure of paragraph writing (what we used on our “Sam the Athlete” paragraphs.)

*We will continue our work on our essay on “The Metaphor”.

compare-and-contrast-powerpoint-2

 

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Good Morning,

*Head’s Up:  You will have a test on short stories on Thursday March 5th, 2020.  It will include the short stories we studied, the short story (prose) terms, the terms as applied to the short stories (short story summaries), as well as a story you have never read before with multiple choice questions and a paragraph –so you may want to review the structure of paragraph writing (what we used on our “Sam the Athlete” paragraphs.)

*We will continue with our short story “The Metaphor”.  You will be completing an essay on this short story.

compare-and-contrast-powerpoint-2

 

 

 

Monday March 2nd 2020

Good Morning,

*Head’s Up:  You will have a test on short stories on Thursday March 5th, 2020.  It will include the short stories we studied, the short story (prose) terms, the terms as applied to the short stories (short story summaries), as well as a story you have never read before with multiple choice questions and a paragraph –so you may want to review the structure of paragraph writing (what we used on our “Sam the Athlete” paragraphs.)

*I hope you all had a great long weekend!  On Thursday, I asked you to do a Building Understanding for Homework on “The Tell Tale Heart”.

*We will continue reading “The Metaphor”

*Venn Diagram of the Mother and Teacher

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

-share ideas generated from our Venn Diagram

compare-and-contrast-powerpoint-2