Posted: October 28, 2010
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Hi there! Today, you completed the "Find, Review, Learn, Present" work required in order to better understand the allusions in "Sympathy for the Devil." We'll finish the presentations tomorrow, apply them back to the song, then move on to one more poetry avtivity before we call it quits. Well done!
Posted: October 25, 2010
Good day, folks! Today, we completed a warm-up with oxymorons, then you were given your Article of the Week, WHICH IS DUE TOMORROW (as usual). Then we noted imagery and allusion on your master list of figurative language. From there, you'll be working with your group to research then present the allusion from "Sympathy for the Devil" that you were assigned. We'll continue with that in class tomorrow. Do a great job with your article...and live long and prosper!
Posted: October 22, 2010
Happy Friday! Today, you handed in a BETTER copy of your Incident poem, then completed your poetry "quiz" using Short-Order Cook. After that, we completed a short activity with the poem to prove that the first-person point of view isn't always that reliable. There is no homework for the weekend. Rest up!
Posted: October 21, 2010
Good day, folks! Today, we looked at an editorial cartoon for our Warm-Up, Then, we reviewed the terms we covered yesterday, and you worked on analyzing a new poem to apply everything we've been doing in class. For tomorrow, please make the necessary adjustments to your Incident poem...typed. Thanks!
Posted: October 20, 2010
Hey! Today, you handed in your Incident poems (yeeks...I'm not sure what to expect), then we took a look at alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, internal rhyme and parallel structure with Eminem's "Lose Yourself." No homework for tomorrow, but PLEASE study your figurative language pages, as we'll be having a test soon!
Posted: October 19, 2010
Hi there! Today, we did a little SSR and had a good say about last night's Article of the Week. You were then given a list of five easy steps to understanding a poem, and a checklist for your Incident poem, which is due tomorrow. Can't wait to read 'em!
Posted: October 18, 2010
Hey there! Great work today in further analyzing Countee Cullen's "Incident". For tomorrow, please complete your Article of the Week assignment, and for Wednesday, please complete the first draft of your own incident poem. Good luck!
Posted: October 14, 2010
Hey there! In class today, we covered narrative poetry (for those classes that didn't get to it yesterday), symbolism and juxtaposition (BAM!) using some songs to help us along. Great work so far! No homework for tomorow, but please review the terms we've covered so far.
Posted: October 13, 2010
Hey! Today, we reviewed what we covered yesterday in poetry, added speaker and narrative poetry, then took a look at how poets and writers use a combination of long and short lines to reinforce certain elements. We also came up with a list of important things your parents should know about the teen brain. No homework for tonight...but you might want to review your notes.
Posted: October 12, 2010
Hey, folks! Today, we completed your Reflections, then began our POETRY unit! YES!!!! We covered figurative and literal language, and metaphor and extended metaphor. You're welcome, little ding-a-lings! For tomorrow, please complete the analysis of your Article of the Week, which deals with the teenage brain.