Monday, October 31, 2016

Circle Story


  • Circle story: "It was a dark and stormy..."
  • Continue to work on music as poetry projects (some due as early as Wed.)

Friday, October 28, 2016



  • Vocab Quiz
  • Workshop time for poems and music presentations

  • Music presentation due on day or sign up
  • Poems due Monday (w/ contest entry form)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Poetry Contest Project


  • Poetry Project Directions 
  • Rubric
  • Poetry Contest submission due Monday
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Lines and Stanzas test retake due tomorrow
  • Lines and Stanzas project revisions due by end of next week (but tomorrow if you want it reflected on your grade report that will be submitted Tuesday)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rhyme Feedback


  • Grade Reports
  • Rhyme Feedback
  • Project presentation sign ups
  • Project workshop time
  • Projects due on the day you signed up to present
  • Lines and Stanzas retakes due at end of week
  • Lines and Stanzas project revisions due by 11/10 (but prior to the end of the week to be included on this grade report)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wrapping up Rhyme Analysis


  • Finish discussion of Blake's "Introduction" in Songs of Experience
  • SPOTTTS on "A Poison Tree"
  • Finish SPOTTTS
  • Study vocab
  • Lines and Stanzas test retake due by Friday
  • Lines and Stanzas revisions due by end of unit (but by Friday if you want it on this report card cycle)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Workshop Day

-With many students gone for ad day, please work on whatever you still need to submit.


  • Make sure you have commented on the "Intro" poem to Songs of Experience in terms of rhyme scheme, types of rhyme, and other sound devices for tomorrow's class

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Practice with Rhyme


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Examining Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience intros
  • Finish marking up Songs of Experience's introduction with the sound devices we have reviewed in class.  Do not forget to label the rhyme scheme.
  • If you have been absent, please make sure to complete parts 1 and 2 of the music project and upload to classroom as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Practice with Sound Devices


  • Blog reading with questions (upload to classroom when completed)
  • Reading of Intro to Songs of Innocence (Blake)
  • Finish parts one and two of project (upload to classroom)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sample Project + Rubric


  • Sample student presentation
  • Review with rubric
  • Workshop time
  • Parts 1 + 2 due Thursday
  • Vocab quiz will be Thursday this week

Monday, October 17, 2016

Music as Poetry Project


  • Practice reviewing sound devices
  • Song project introduced
  • By Thursday, complete parts 1 & 2 of music as poetry project

Free Write


  • Vocab quiz
  • Free Write: Discovering a Coke: See classroom, upload doc there

  • Emulation Revisions due Monday
  • Signed IC due by Monday or will be mailed home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Peer Review


  • Peer Review
  • Workshop Time
  • Lines and Stanzas final due 10/14
  • IC Reports due 10/14
  • Emulation Project due 10/17

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Writing Musical Lines


  • Complete Notes
  • Practice sound devices
  • Work on items due
  • Meter Review (on classroom) due tomorrow
  • Final lines and stanzas project due Fri.
  • Check-in IC report due Fri.
  • Emulation Revision due Mon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Music of Poetry


  • Review meter in White's Prom poem
  • The Music of Poetry Presentation
    • Sappho and the Greeks:
    • Medieval English Ballads:
    • Later English Ballads (1700s):
    • Modern works:
  • Notes on sound devices
  • Practice with meter by Thursday
  • Signed IC report by Friday
  • Lines and Stanzas project due Friday
    • Peer Review likely on Thursday

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meter Review


  • Meter Review Handout
  • Finding Meter in Prom poem
  • Finish identifying meter
  • Lines and Stanzas Project due 10/13
  • Emulation Revisions due 10/17

Friday, October 7, 2016

Free Write Friday


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Free Write: You are reading the newspaper and find your own obituary.  You try to call a friend but lost cell reception, and the electricity crackles.  What is going on?
  • 10/13-->Lines and Stanzas project due
  • 10/17-->Emulation Corrections due

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lines and Stanzas Test Day


  • Lines and stanzas test
  • Workshop with additional time
  • Emulation revisions due 10/17
  • Lines and Stanzas Project due 10/13

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wrapping Up


  • Update charts
  • Listening:
  • Close reading of E.E. Cummings 
  • Workshop Time
  • 10/13--Lines and Stanzas project
  • 10/17--Emulation Revisions Due
  • Begin studying for Thursday

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Importance of Punctuation


  • Review charts
  • Dear John letters--adding punctuation
  • Close reading: ee cummings
  • Emulation project revisions due 10/17
  • Line and Stanzas due 10/13
  • Mark up poem and add bullets on why you think ee cummings made part of the poem a certain way for tomorrow