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Honors 9th Literature Week 8 September 17-21

Planning Your Week

 

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

W 9/19: Due in class–2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website. Due by 11:59 p.m.–No Red Ink quiz for capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 17

Opener: Review requirements for Poetry Anthology; fill in definitions for connotation, tone, imagery, diction, hyperbole, allusion, symbol, extended metaphor, anaphora, and theme.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Fill in definitions for refrain, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme,, assonance, consonance.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.
  2. Read the excerpt from PoemCrazy p.291-6
  3. Complete a word pool with your group.
  4. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Turn in Poetry Out Loud poems; introduce “I Remember You” poem and requirements.  

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “Abuelito Who” and “Ode to My Socks” p.321-5.
  2. Writer’s Workshop: begin composing your “I Remember You” poem; consider music and images you can use to capture the person.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due tonight; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Review reflection tips and write a reflection for your image poem and your rough draft of “I Remember You.”

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.5 Exploring Diction and Imagery: “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch and TWIST strategy
  2. Writer’s Workshop: p.310 “Drafting the Embedded Assessment”; focus on line breaks.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: Complete directions for “Stuffed Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Write stuffed poetry reflection. Turn in for review and feedback.
  2. Complete “Poetry in Nature” activity.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Consider creating illustrations for your stuffed poetry or your poetry in nature poem. Practice Poetry Out Loud poem and continue ZINC!

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