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Honors 9 class calendar
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Poetry Foundations cont.
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Poem annotations due
Allusion Workshop due
Poetry Foundations cont.
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Staying organized w materials and poetry elements
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Class materials organizing/poetry foundations
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Finish stanza work/start sound effects
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More poetry elements review
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Poetic sound effects/figurative language
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Poem From Memory (PFM) interpretation recitations
Figurative language
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PFM
Last part of figurative language
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PFM
New Poetry Project!
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Choose poet for project
Allusion Workshop due
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NO SCHOOL
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Progress Reports Due
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Events
Wednesday 1/31/2018
Begin poetry foundations

We finished annotating "Funeral Blues" and students turned in their "TED Talk worksheet with this on it. We just began looking at stanza structure in the poetry packet today. We'll start the real work on it tomorrow. 

Thursday 2/1/2018
Poetry Foundations cont.

In the poetry packet, we worked through stanza structure in class today. Students should have gotten through at least the Sassoon and Owen poem. They will have more time to work on the Robert Frost poem tomorrow. 

Friday 2/2/2018
Allusion Workshop due
Friday 2/2/2018
Poem annotations due
Friday 2/2/2018
Poetry Foundations cont.

Our focus today was stanza structure. We discussed as a class the two WWI poems and will finish the Frost poem on Monday before moving on. 

Monday 2/5/2018
Staying organized w materials and poetry elements

I reviewed the required elements for Honors 9, which students were to have with them today. (see English Course Information tab) We continued our work on poetry elements, focusing on line structure. Classwork/homework: complete the line structure activity on the poem "Grass."

Tuesday 2/6/2018
Class materials organizing/poetry foundations

After reviewing the class requirements and specific organizing method for honors English, we revisited the poetry foundations packet and students compared their responses to the stanza structure for the poem "Grass." 

Wednesday 2/7/2018
Finish stanza work/start sound effects

I returned the first allusion workshop and explained the strengths and weaknesses of their responses. Mostly good - hurray! Students who were still finishing the line structure activity with the poem "Grass" worked on that while their peers moved on to poetic sound effects, first reviewing the guidelines and definitions and then moving on to the practice activity.

Thursday 2/8/2018
More poetry elements review

Students finished the Poetic Sound Effects section of the poetry foundations packet and I asked them to read and annotate as needed the Figurative Language review section. Weekend homework: Complete the Jenny Kissed Me" activity all the way through, especially #s 5-6 with your own poem for the oral interp next week. 

Monday 2/12/2018
Poetic sound effects/figurative language

Using the poetry packet, we reviewed the identified poetry sound effects activity and I asked the students to familiarize themselves with the figurative language as we wrap up this overall review tomorrow. TONIGHT: Practice practice practice your oral interpretations!!

Tuesday 2/13/2018
Figurative language

After students completed their oral interpretations (which were AWESOME!), they finished the last part of the poetry foundations packet - figurative language. We'll review the activity tomorrow and move on to their big poetry project. 

Tuesday 2/13/2018
Poem From Memory (PFM) interpretation recitations
Wednesday 2/14/2018
Last part of figurative language

After the students all performed their poems, we really didn't have a lot of time left, so only got about halfway through the practice activity for figurative language. We'll finish this and begin the major poetry project tomorrow. 

Wednesday 2/14/2018
PFM
Thursday 2/15/2018
New Poetry Project!

After the PFM, we finished reviewing figurative language in the foundations packet. I explained the poetry project to them and they'll start researching tomorrow. 

Thursday 2/15/2018
PFM
Friday 2/16/2018
Allusion Workshop due
Friday 2/16/2018
Choose poet for project

It was a research day. Most students chose the poet they wanted to do their project on, and from there, began reading poems by their author. PROGRESS REPORTS WERE DISTRIBUTED AND ARE DUE TUESDAY.

Monday 2/19/2018
NO SCHOOL
Tuesday 2/20/2018
Progress Reports Due