February 23

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 February 26 – March 2

Planning Your Week
W 2/28 – No Red Ink quiz due by 11:59 p.m.

Th 3/1 – Bring printed copies of 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

Please obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer, analyzing famous quotes about poetry.

Work Session: 

  1. View Billy Collins “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze SOAPSTone.
  2. Read “When I Am Asked” or “Constantly Risking Absurdity” (differentiated for reading levels).
  3. Analyze speaker and voice (diction, syntax, imagery); identify anaphora and theme. Apply SOAPSTone strategy

Closer: Introduce POL website and assignment.

HOMEWORK:  Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Opener: Watch videos from POL website to review the contest and quality performances.

Work Session:

  1. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in POL and “I Remember You”
  2. SB: Review “Fire and Ice” and “Race Politics” for poetic elements and SOAPSTone.
  3. SB: Read Pablo Neruda’s “Poetry” p.288, marking the text for imagery, unknown words/phrases, and ideas that might be helpful to a new writer of poetry (small groups). Answer the text dependent questions; write a poem using the template p.290.

Closer: Revise your poem, focusing on the person you plan to be the subject of “I Remember You”; add imagery and repetition.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Opener: Examine e.e. cummings “l(a)” and write a response.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Read the excerpt from “Poemcrazy” marking unknown words and advice or methods you might find helpful when writing a poem.
  2. Review stanza form and rhyme on p.293; discuss the relationship between imagery and feelings in “gas, food, longing” section.
  3. SB: Complete “Working from the Text”: create a “wordpool” in small groups: brainstorm 10 or more sets of homonyms and an alphabet list of synonyms for “to walk or move”

Closer: Write a reflection on what you’ve written so far: identify imagery, repetition, stanza form.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Opener: Watch Ted Talk: (ties into Poetry out Loud AND word pool activity) 3:30-11:00; Read “George Gray” by Edgar Lee Masters: define unknown words, paraphrase sections, re-read and discuss reactions to the text.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete TPFASTT analysis of diction and figurative language in “George Gray.”
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones,” complete TPFASTT analysis and compare/contrast with “George Gray”

Closer: Work on Poetry Out Loud assignment sheet & partner share with two printed poems.

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Opener: Finish poetry glossary.

Work Session:

  1. Complete CEI (EOC) writing assignment with poems.
  2. Complete TPFASTT analysis for POL poem.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC 2nd set.


Posted February 23, 2018 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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