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Honors 9th Literature Week 7 February 25 – March 1

Planning Your Week

M 2/25: Turn in TPFASST and annotations for TWO Poetry Out Loud poems.

W 2/27: Recite ONE Poetry Out Loud poem in class.

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 25

Opener: Collect POL TPFASST charts; review metaphors and conceits; create a metaphor that can be sustained beyond one image (2nd period create; 4th period revisit)

Work Session:

  1. Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
  2. What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
  3. How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?

Closer: Watch “Harlem” episode of PBS Poets Series.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze with SOAPSTone

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Rehearse POL recitations with your group.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Opener: Rehears POL recitations with your group.

Work Session:

  1. Recite POL poems.
  2. Finish EOC prompt response for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Review assignment requirements for poetry anthology.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, February 28

Opener: Stuffed Poetry: On a sheet of paper, respond to the prompts with information about yourself. Don’t over analyze. Often our gut response is the most productive.

Work Session:

  1. Stuffed Poetry Activity (Composing Your Poem)
  2. Create new list using numbers (MUST BE IN ORDER, cannot change any words–can only add)
  3. Write a poem using the answers to prompts
  4. Write stuffed poetry reflection’ turn in for review and feedback.

Closer: Compile poems and write reflections for the poetry anthology due next Tuesday.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 1

Opener: Review “I Remember You” poem assignment and rubric; view sample poems and presentations.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

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