week of 4-11-16

posted Apr 14, 2016, 10:53 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 10:53 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
L2- We will finish writing our poetry this week.  If you have not finished your poems yet in class it is homework to finish them.  Remember: You should have two each of haiku, tanka, diamante, cinquain, color,  and one autobiographical, biographical (using the autobiographical format) and one ballad.  Here is the website for those: http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html. Here is the site that explains sonnets: http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/howto-write-a-sonnet.php.  You need to write two sonnets, that can be two that follow the English/Shakespearean pattern or two that follow the Italian pattern or one of each.  

Once you have finished writing your poems, you needs to proofread them for spelling, word choice. and flow.  Then you will write them neatly on separate sheets of paper to decorate and collect together into a book.  

You also need to choose a poem to memorize that is 15-20 lines long from a published poet.  These need to be approved by me and memorized by Friday.  We will be reciting these on Monday in class as poetry statues for a visiting audience.

We also will talk about our Summer Reading Advertisement Program - this is what you will do once you have finished your approved choice book.  If you have not had your choice book approved yet, that needs to happen by the end of the week.  You will need to create a Prezi account on prezi.com to create your presentation.  Your presentation needs to include a summary of the book, a recommendation of who/what type of reader should read this book, a rating with a chosen rating scale.  Other pieces that you may want to include would be reviews from other places, book trailers, you could act out a scene from the book, an interview, etc.  Remember that you are advertising this book to us to read.  Once everyone has presented, we will have a summer reading list of recommended books from our peers.

WN- 57 entries by 4/17

L3-We will continue to read Romeo and Juliet.  We will watch some more of the movie as well as identify elements of the 4 main motifs of the story.  

WN-57 entries by 4/17


Make sure to turn in your choice permission slips.

Have a great week!
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