Sunday, February 19, 2017


For all of those who regularly check my blog, you now have an advantage! This is a poem that you must interpret for your summative in Monday's class. I am giving it in advance, so you have more time to do your thinking. You cannot discuss this poem with a parent or classmate. You can look at ANY of your poetry notes. All answers will be written in class on pencil and paper on MONDAY. Any notes you make before class, can be used in class.

Discuss how a PART of the poem (word, image, phrase, line, or stanza) plays a role in creating the WHOLE poem. Be sure to talk about HOW the part develops the larger IDEA/MEANING of the poem. Use everything you know about close reading and analyzing literature as you show your thinking and support it.

To Look at Anything
John Moffitt

To look at anything,
If you would know that thing,
You must look at it long:
To look at this green and say,
“I have seen spring in these
Woods,” will not do – you must
Be the thing you see:
You must be the dark snakes of
Stems and ferny plumes of leaves,
You must enter in
To the small silences between
The leaves,
You must take your time
And touch the very peace
They issue from.

Two grades - one for ideas, one for use of evidence

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

End of Poetry Unit: Expectations

These are the final ADAPTED instructions for your independent work going forward
This sentence fluency grammar test is postponed until next Wednesday to give you more time to study the links on the blog!

1) Create your final poem and author's note  (Really should be ready by end of class Friday) 
This is your best written poem (new or second/third version) of a previous poem. This poem will go on your poetry top 10 as your last slide (slide 11)

2) Create your Poetry top 10 - DUE DATE EXTENED til - END OF CLASS Tuesday

3. Write using sentence fluency an explanation of each slide (Due Tuesday)
e.g. Metric Verse 
There are 5 types of Poetic feet, and you can see that in the picture above. These each represent the amount of unstressed and stressed syllables in a section or number there are since that is very important for the rhythm of the poem. Also there number of feet per line. For example, If an Iambic, 1 unstressed and one stressed syllable, showed up in a line 5 times, it would be called Iambic Pentameter.

4) Memorize the poem you want to use in the POscars (Due Monday) - You will be graded on PIPES SUMMATIVE for your performance and invited or NOT to the POSCars!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Your last poem - due Monday - FREE VERSE - write your best poem about a topic you feeling strongly about OR a key event in your life.

ALL CLASSES: Sentence Fluency Test - Next MON - Spend 5 mins each night doing some of these exercises
Sentence Fluency: Test Practice Exercises - (ignore question 13 and 16)

Some of the questions on this exercise, we have not covered yet...but we will. Try it for fun!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sonnets - Due  in Seesaw tomorrow THURSDAY

Poetry Top 10 - Sample
Due - End of Class Friday - You will be given class time each day to work on this. The audience for this video is a parent. This will be a summative grade and also count as your grammar and reflection summative grade.


List in order the top 10 ways you have grown as a reader or writer of poetry

Provide EVIDENCE from your own work or a poem you found to support each slide. (Cannot copy teacher’s class examples)

Write a script for each slide that uses strong sentence fluency (script turned into Seesaw

Due: End of class Fri (G/H - Monday)

POscars take place next Tuesday - look at categories below - Which award will you win?

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