053117 – Wednesday – Day 181

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

Do you want some extra credit?  Some really good extra credit?  You can help me and our school with understanding how to make PAWS better.  Here’s a survey I’d like you to complete.  It is voluntary and anonymous.

Minimum Day

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.

  1. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  2. 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.

Morning Announcements

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!

053017 – Tuesday – Day 180

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

Do you want some extra credit?  Some really good extra credit?  You can help me and our school with understanding how to make PAWS better.  Here’s a survey I’d like you to complete.  It is voluntary and anonymous.

Minimum Day

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters in Google Classroom
  2. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  3. Complete Week 37 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic).  Once you have your sonnet finished, it should go into your poetry book in Google Classroom (or the book you are creating by hand).
  5. Two weeks ago, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we can continue with that if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

052617 – Friday – Day 179

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

Do you want some extra credit?  Some really good extra credit?  You can help me and our school with understanding how to make PAWS better.  Here’s a survey I’d like you to complete.  It is voluntary and anonymous.

Minimum Day

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters in Google Classroom
  2. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  3. Complete Week 37 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic).  Once you have your sonnet finished, it should go into your poetry book in Google Classroom (or the book you are creating by hand).
  5. Two weeks ago, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we can continue with that if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

052517 – Thursday – Day 178

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters in Google Classroom
  2. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  3. Complete Week 37 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic).  Once you have your sonnet finished, it should go into your poetry book in Google Classroom (or the book you are creating by hand).
  5. Two weeks ago, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we can continue with that if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

052417 –Wednesday – Day 177

Welcome to Wednesday.  Today you will to the following:

  1. Complete our daily starters on paper
  2. All periods will complete Frayer models for our vocabulary.  Students know how to do this. Please collect this at the end of the period.  If students finish this, have them read “The Sound of Poetry” on page 390 of our textbook.  They will then read Madam and the Rent Man on page 392 and answer questions 1, 2, 4, and 7 on page 395.  Please collect any work the kids do.  Thanks!
  3.  Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.

Any work you turn in will take the place of missing assignments or will be added as extra credit.  This is another good chance for each of you to improve your grades.

Remember, you must have a

Bathroom Pass

to use the bathroom.

Also, you must be sitting in your assigned seats.  Go where the seating charts has you.

Classes that do well today will be rewarded. Those that do not do well will not be happy.

052317 –Tuesday – Day 176

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters in Google Classroom
  2. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  3. Complete Week 37 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic).  Once you have your sonnet finished, it should go into your poetry book in Google Classroom (or the book you are creating by hand).
  5. Two weeks ago, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we can continue with that if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

052217 –Monday – Day 175

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters in Google Classroom
  2. Week 36 Vocabulary Test
  3. Complete Week 37 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic).  Once you have your sonnet finished, it should go into your poetry book in Google Classroom (or the book you are creating by hand).
  5. Two weeks ago, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we can continue with that if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

051917 – Friday – Day 174

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

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.

Today we will have a vocabulary test.  Hopefully, you studied for it.

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Complete Week 36 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  3. Week 35 Vocab Test will be due Friday.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic)
  5. Last week, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we will continue with that, if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

051817 – Thursday – Day 173

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

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.

Tomorrow we will have a vocabulary test.  If you finish your sonnet, you should go over your Frayer Models (or finish them if they’re not yet done).  

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work.

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Complete Week 36 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  3. Week 35 Vocab Test will be due Friday.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic)
  5. Last week, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we will continue with that, if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22

051717 – Wednesday – Day 172

Important Announcements: Make sure you bring your textbooks back this week. You also need to turn in your reading books.

Yesterday we went over everything we need to know about 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 2 examples, of sonnets.

Today, it is your turn to start working on your own sonnet.  Before you do, we will briefly look at two more aspects of sonnet.  Then, you will begin by brainstorming your topic.  Once you have your topic, you should start thinking about your quatrains.  What will each quatrain say?  Then you will begin constructing your poem.  

Link 1 (7:10) Content / Structure

Link 2 (2:30) Quatrains / couplets

As we write our poems, you will work quietly and by yourself.  We must be in that deep-thinking musing mode, which requires that we not disturb others.  You don’t need to share with anyone, you don’t need to ask questions, you just need to think, plan, and write.  When you’ve got your first draft written, then you will work with a partner to refine your work. 

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Complete Week 36 Vocabulary and Frayer Models.  We will copy down vocabulary, the complete Frayer models.  When we are done, we will complete a vocabulary assignment.
  3. Week 35 Vocab Test will be due Friday.
  4. We will begin looking at Sonnets this week.  You may need to use the Sonnet form to complete your first one.  I will provide links to videos that explain sonnets.  (Sonnets 6:09 – Iambic)
  5. Last week, we looked at Haiku.  Today, we will continue with that, if you are not complete.  You will complete the assignment from yesterday, then you will move on to your Haiku practice assignment.   If you understand syllables now, these should be super easy for you.
  6. Finish your Limerick Poetry — Limericks.  I’ve been super impressed with the poems I’ve seen so far, but some of your still haven’t done your limericks.  This is going to be make-or-break for this year.  If you finish your Haiku, make sure you get back to these and get them done.
  7. We will begin creating our poetry books.  There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
  8. Complete missing work.
  9. We might even get to the Sonnet.

What our poetry unit will require of us:

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.

Morning Announcements

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!

  1. Poetry Dictionary.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  TThis is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  2. Week 29 Vocab Test
  3. Week 28 Vocab Test
  4. Week 27 Vocab Test
  5. Week 26 Vocab Test
  6. Week 25 Vocab Test
  7. Week 24 Vocab Test
  8. Week 23 Vocab Test
  9. Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
  10. Week 22 Vocab Test
  11. Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
  12. Week 21 Vocab Test
  13. Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
  14. Week 20 Vocab Test
  15. Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
  16. Frayer Model Week 29
  17. Frayer Model Week 28
  18. Frayer Model Week 27
  19. Frayer Model Week 26
  20. Frayer Model Week 25
  21. Frayer Model Week 24
  22. Frayer Model Week 23
  23. Frayer Model Week 22