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.
- Complete our daily starters
- 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.
- Week 35 Vocab Test will be due Friday.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- We will begin creating our poetry books. There is a guide for you in Google Classroom.
- Complete missing work.
- 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.
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!
- 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.
- Week 29 Vocab Test
- Week 28 Vocab Test
- Week 27 Vocab Test
- Week 26 Vocab Test
- Week 25 Vocab Test
- Week 24 Vocab Test
- Week 23 Vocab Test
- Week 23 Vocab Test Honors
- Week 22 Vocab Test
- Week 22 Vocab Test Honors
- Week 21 Vocab Test
- Week 21 Vocab Test Honors
- Week 20 Vocab Test
- Week 20 Vocab Test Honors
- Frayer Model Week 29
- Frayer Model Week 28
- Frayer Model Week 27
- Frayer Model Week 26
- Frayer Model Week 25
- Frayer Model Week 24
- Frayer Model Week 23
- Frayer Model Week 22