Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Applying the Iceberg Principle

-Characterization check-in
-Review of the iceberg principle
-Character sketches--46 questions

-Finish character sketch questions
-Do not forget to bring your three questions to class (they should have been done for today!)
-Poetic Structure drafts due Friday!!  Presentations begin on Monday

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Characterization: Hemingway's Iceberg Principle

-Bell Work
-Rubric for poetic structure project
-Reading on Hemingway's Iceberg Principle

  • Define it in your own words
  • How do six-word stories build off of the principle?
  • In what ways does Wood suggest that the principle applies to characterization?
  • How might we infer it further applies to characterization based on what Wood writes as well as what we already know about that literary device?
-Poetic Structure project drafts due Fri
-Tomorrow: Bring in 3 creative questions that you might ask someone that you just met.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Characterization Intro Con't

-Bell Work (boondoggle)
-Vocab Quiz
-Characterization Handout
-"A Rose for Emily" Identity Elements Mark-up

-Work on poetic form worksheet
-Finish up marking "A Rose for Emily"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fiction: Characterization

-Bell Work
-Characterization Review
-Characterization as a River
-Reading with an eye for character traits in "A Rose for Emily"

-Continue to work on Poetic Structure Projects
-Bring "A Rose for Emily" to class tomorrow
-Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PPT Aesthetics and Workshop

-Bell Work
-Review of presentation dos and don'ts
-Peer Review of Powerpoints (for those who have completed)

-Finish Powerpoints
-Be prepared to con't for tomorrow-->Do not fall prey to senioritis

Friday, November 8, 2013

Documents to Presentations

-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Analyzing aspects of a good presentation
-Workshop: Your presentation

-Finish your presentation

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Shortened Day: Poetic Form Worksheet

-Circle story share-out
-Finish up your worksheet on your chosen form

-Finish the worksheet for tomorrow's class

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Writers' Circle

Changes of plans due to Internet issue.  Please continue to work on your project packets at home!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Poetry Unit Project: Poetic Forms, Day I

-Hand in HW
-Bell Work
-Q1 Grades
-Description of project
-Workshop time for part 1

-Continue working on your research
-Please have at least half of your worksheet questions answered for tomorrow

Ms. Hoffmann
Creative Writing

Poetic Structures Project
*To practice researching and presenting new information related to our course of study.
*To practice analyzing a new poetic form using what we have learned throughout the unit about poetry.
*To practice utilizing what we have learned in order to create our own, original pieces.  

Now that we have spent quarter one learning about poetry, it is time for you to show off what you know about poetic analysis and to teach something to your peers in the process.  You will be selecting a specific poetic form and teaching your classmates about it.  Beyond the basics of what the form is, you will walk the class through an analysis of a sample, professional poem written in that structure, and you will present your own, creative piece.  

Part 1--Background Knowledge

Before you can write in a certain poetic form--or even present its characteristics, for that matter--you need to know what it is.  

  1. Read the packet that I provide you on the poetic form of your choice.  (You need to stick with the one that you select as each person needs to do a different form.  Swaps only will be considered under extenuating circumstances.)  

  1. Find two additional sites that provides you with information on your chosen form.  Make sure that these are credible sources.  The information should mesh with and build upon what I provide you in my short handout.  
    1. Take notes on what this source tells you.  You will need them later!!!!  I will be looking for them!!!
    2. Jot down the citation information for your source.  This does not have to be in MLA format yet.  

  1. Answer the following questions about your chosen form:

  • Source #1:  

  • Source #2:

  • Any other sources you needed to consult:

  • What is the name of your form?

  • What would you say is the dictionary definition describing this poetic form?

  • When did it originate?

  • Where did it originate?

  • From your sources, can you tell if it is a commonly used structure?  Now?  Sometime in the past?

  • Is there someone credited with its invention?  Give some information on said person.

  • Is there a set meter for your poetic structure?

  • Is there a set rhyme scheme?

  • What other requirements does your poetic structure have?

  • Create a visual representation of what your poetic structure looks like.  For example, if I was to map a Haiku, my representation might look like this:
7 syllables presenting a 1st idea or image
5 syllables presenting a cutting word that separates and/or shows how the 1st and 3rd lines are related.
7 syllables presenting a second idea or image.  

  • Why might an author use this poetic structure?  What is unique about it?  How might it help to convey meaning?  (Consider the devices that the poem uses.  Does it force repetition?  Does it force rhyme?  Is there another key component? How could these aspects meet with meaning?

  • Fun facts about your poetic structure?

Poe Discussion Wrap-Up

-Bell Work
-Homework check
-Partner check-in: what stayed the same?  What changed among the two works?
-A review of denotation and connotation
-Changing word choices to vary mood

-Continue to adapt your one page adding in new words to suit the mood that you chose.  Make sure that you note which mood you chose somewhere on your paper.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Adaptation of Written Tone (Thurs and Fri)

-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Viewing: The Black Cat (Masters of Horror Edition)--
-How does the producer relay the mood of the original?

-Go back through "The Black Cat" and find where the movie director created changes
-Think about the question posed in class for Monday's discussion