The above is how we should each feel right now as we leave for the year. It’s been an incredible year, and it went by so fast. I will miss each one of you, and I hope that you do well in 8th grade. I’ve met many of my former students over the years, and in each case, those meetings have filled me with happiness as I see what my students have done with their lives. I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things you will do in the future.
Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.
What should be done: 2 Limericks, 5 Haiku, 1 Sonnet
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Period 0 8:05 – 8:45
Period 1 8:50 – 9:30
Period 2 9:35 – 10:15
Period 3 10:20 – 11:00
Period 4 11:05 – 11:45
Period 5 11:50 – 12:30
Period 6 12:35 – 1:15
We have now gone over everything we need to know in order to write sonnets. We learned the rhyme scheme (ABABCDCDEFEFGG), the meter (Iambic Pentameter), the themes that you should write about, the number of lines, the number of syllables, quatrains, couplets, and the turn. You saw several examples, of sonnets.
Today, you will continue working on your own sonnet. Don’t forget to do some brainstorming before you actually begin the writing process. You should map out what each quatrain and your couplet will say.
- Week 36 Vocabulary Test
- Poetry book: Due today – 5 Haiku, 2 Limericks, 1 Sonnet
There is so little time left, that I will not get in your way. You now have everything you need in order to complete this last project. Good luck!
We will learn the vocabulary necessary to write and analyze poetry.
We will learn several poetic forms.
We will learn poetic meter
We will learn rhyme scheme
We will learn how to write our own poems
We will learn the literary devices commonly used in writing poems.
We will then learn how to discuss poetry in an essay. This will require that we analyze poetry in terms of theme. We will also have to explain how literary devices are used to reinforce those themes.
Our last task will be a poetry book where you will place your own best poems. This project should be beautiful. It is your opportunity to show off.
If you finish early, you should work on missing assignments. The year is almost over, and this is your last chance to bring your grades up!