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)
- Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
- What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
- How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?
Closer: Watch “Harlem” episode of PBS Poets Series.
Tuesday, February 26
Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze with SOAPSTone
- Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”
Closer: Rehearse POL recitations with your group.
Wednesday, February 27
Opener: Rehears POL recitations with your group.
- Recite POL poems.
- Finish EOC prompt response for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”
Closer: Review assignment requirements for poetry anthology.
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.
- Stuffed Poetry Activity (Composing Your Poem)
- Create new list using numbers (MUST BE IN ORDER, cannot change any words–can only add)
- Write a poem using the answers to prompts
- Write stuffed poetry reflection’ turn in for review and feedback.
Closer: Compile poems and write reflections for the poetry anthology due next Tuesday.
Friday, March 1
Opener: Review “I Remember You” poem assignment and rubric; view sample poems and presentations.
- 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.