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April 2019

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Date and Learning Target 

Classwork and Resources 

Assignments  

4/30-5/1

I can use the Reading a Poem questions to analyze my chosen poem knowing I will have to write about it next class. 

Reading a Poem (and improving your own)

Select a poem you like (you don't need to understand it yet) from Poetry 180 (you may not select a poem we have used in class such as "American Cheese" or "The Blue Bowl")

Answer the questions posed on the Analyzing Poetry here:  Reading a Poem Questions

Practice Poem:  "Not Waving but Drowning"

Submit your Reading a Poem Questions to SCHOOLOGY before class!!!!

4/26-29

I can work within the confines of the genres, using meter and rhyme schemes. 

Share a poem -- elegy or carpe diem?

Ballads and Sonnets

compose one of each -- labeled by genre :)

 

 Select your most PROMISING poem (might not be your best yet) to revise for project!

4/24-25

I can compose both a carpe diem and an elegy. 

Poetry: Terms and Types -- Can you find some in sample poems???

Concrete Poem share

Carpe Diem and Elegy:  compose one of each genre.  Label each assignment but also be sure to add a TITLE!

Complete your poem if not already done.

Check that you have a poem for EACH assignment in Portfolio.  There will be a 6 pt. interim grade check-in for completeness.   Clearly 1/2 hearted efforts will not earn full credit.  

4/22-23

I can use the examination and description of the concrete to compose a poem.

Poetry Terms and Types 

Poetry Slam example

Share animal poems

Making the Abstract Concrete --  “In descriptions of Nature one must seize on small details, grouping them so that when the reader closes his eyes he gets a picture. For instance, you’ll have a moonlit night if you write that on the mill dam a piece of glass from a broken bottle glittered like a bright little star, and that the black shadow of a dog or a wolf rolled past like a ball.” Anton Chekhov

 

Write about a very concrete image or object -- tease out the tension -- and then title it with an abstraction.  Call it Practicing the Concrete on google doc 

 

 

Complete your poem if not already done.

Select ONE of your other poems to edit -- select an abstraction (an idea or emotion) to convert into a concrete image.  Make the change in a BRIGHT color so I can see it.

4/11-12

I can use the metaphors of animals to get at a universal experience. 

Fixed Hallmark poems SHARED 

 Hallmark Cards 

Poetry: Terms and Types

Animal Poems  -- tension? structure? sound devices? 

Compose you OWN animal poem -- you may NOT use a horse, cow, cat, or dog...  The poem should have a clear idea and tension, insight into the specific life of that animal or our own. 

Poetry: Terms and Types Find the definitions and be ready to apply them

4/9-10

I can identify and create tension in a poem by getting at the dual nature of an experience or desire. 

Create a Google doc labeled:  Poetry Portfolio.  Share the hyperlink to the Schoology Assignment so labeled.  

  • Each poem will have itś OWN page with the ASSIGNMENT TITLE at the top.
  • Each poem will need a title -- do this after writing the poem

 

Conflict in poetry (the tension) WIRES

What is the conflict in both these poems?  Assignment title: Tension

  • Write about your own electric fences :)  Use either of the cow poems as a model. 

 

Why Hallmark Cards are NOT poetry -- lack of tension

What emotions are missing?  

  • Compose your OWN more poetic version -- getting at the tension.  Assignment title:  Fixed Hallmark

 

 

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Finish your Fixed Hallmark Poems!

4/5-8

I can revise my body paragraphs so that the importance of diction/word-choice is clear.

Body paragraphs again...

Revise ONE of your paragraphs using format:

1. Discuss or explain the connotation of the word or phrase.

2. Comment on the emotional response. What is the tone? Mood?

3. Comment on the purpose of the type of diction an author uses. What is the significance? What does it show us about the monsters? What does it show about Odysseus' reaction? .

 

Finish film

Ithaka & Ulysses

REVISE drafts and SUBMIT FINAL COPY to SCHOOLOGY by DEADLINE.  

4/3-4

I can edit peer samples of intros and conclusions to edit my own.

 

Body Paragraphs 

1. Discuss or explain the connotation of the word or phrase.

2. Comment on the emotional response. What is the tone? Mood?

3. Comment on the purpose of the type of diction an author uses. What is the significance? What does it show us about the monsters? What does it show about Odysseus' reaction? .

 

Intro samples

 

The final challenge -- HOME

REVISE drafts 

4/1-2

I can use an idea or statement about fear to frame my introduction.

I can write a good conclusion, developing an implication that the topic suggests.  

 

Common Lit -- The Complexity of Fear article 

The Carta Marina 16th C. Sea Monsters galore

Ideas about the nature of FEAR?  

Title

Writing Introductions 

Writing a Conclusion

Transitioning between paragraphs -- the repeated idea method revisited

 

Complete your introduction, conclusion, and smooth out transitions (between and within paragraphs)

We will examine peer examples of intro's and conclusions next class.  ESSAY final copy will be due  4/5 Block 4  & 4/8 Block 1.

 

 

 

 

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