I was told that the links that I have been putting at the bottom of the blog for notes and assignments are hard to see, so I am going to try adding them at the top. Please let me know in class which way you prefer for me to load the links.
Today, we were able to finish the Plot, Setting and Conflict notes in all classes. Everyone was able to complete the plot line for "The Three Little Pigs". However, only a few classes were able finish reading the short story "The School Play" by Gary Soto. So, tomorrow we will finish that and the plot line that goes with it. Don't forget to bring a silent reading book tomorrow. I'm still marking Eagle cards for being unprepared if you don't have one. Going to the Learning Commons during HR is a good time to get a book if you need a new one, or you can come to my room and check one out. Have a good evening.
plot_setting__conflict.pdfWe are finished with poetry, but not finished with all of the elements of literature that we learned in that unit. Today, we started the short story part of the 2nd quarter unit. We reviewed plot, setting and conflict. If you missed some of the notes, I am attaching a pdf of the notes to this post. NO HW tonight. Have a good evening. Remember to bring a silent reading book to class tomorrow.
We are now finished with our Poetry Unit. Tomorrow we will begin the short story portion of the unit. No HW tonight.
Review session tomorrow morning at 8:30 in my room. Please bring a silent reading book to class to read after you finish your final exam. HW: Study for the Poetry Final.
Study guides were checked, silent reading was done, and a poetry analysis was practiced. Monday we will review for the poetry final. HW: Study for your final using your study guide.
Reminder: Last Minute Review Session Tuesday, 11/14
Have a good weekend.
Today we finished the Poetry Unit with Hyperbole and Idiom. Tomorrow we will do one more poetry analysis on a poem from our literature book. Don't forget that your study guide is due tomorrow and you are to bring a silent reading book to class. My bookshelf will be closed, so you may not use a book from my shelf unless you come and get the book during home room.
If you missed some of the notes from hyperbole and idiom, I am attaching the ppt. Also, if you need anything for the study guide look at last Friday, 11/3 for all of the other ppt. I will be available in the morning if you need help with anything.
Oh my today was a day for changes and a realization that I had gone through poetry analysis way too fast on Monday. After walking into a room full of students this morning who had lots of questions, I decided it was time to take a couple of steps back and revisit poetry analysis. In your class we were able to look at one and half poems which should have given you a better understanding of how to look at a poem. Always remember to think outside the box when looking at poetry, not everything is black and white. I asked you to revisit the poems again tonight and tomorrow to help you prepare for the poetry analysis on the final exam.
Speaking of the final exam, that has been moved to Tuesday, 11/14. Tomorrow we will look at Hyperbole and Idiom to finish up the unit. On Friday, we may do a little more poetry analysis just to make sure we understand and to see if we can identify the poetic elements and the figurative language.
HW: Your study guide is due on Friday, 11/10 See below if you have lost or misplaced yours.
(All you have to complete for the study guide are the definitions and examples. We completed the poetry analysis in class on Monday. )
Oh my what a busy Monday. The Poetry Unit final is scheduled for this Friday, 11/10, and we are working feverishly to get through the last of the material. Today, we practiced poetry analysis, in other words, taking everything we have learned over the past several weeks and applied it to poems as a whole. For HW, you have 4 poems to analyze. I am attaching a sample notebook paper of how you should set up your paper for each of the poems. Remember you have to answer all questions for all poems. Also, do not do anything with the Hyperbole and Idiom sheets; those are for class on Wednesday.
Don't forget to complete your study guide. It could mean the difference between an A and an F especially if you really study it and practice the analysis. If you can't find your Elements of Poetry notes to help you complete the study guide, all of the PPT's we have had to this point are on last Friday's blog, 11/3. You will have hyperbole and idiom on Wednesday, but you did study these in ELA, so you should have some kind of an idea what they are.
Enjoy your day off, and I will see you on Wednesday.
Today, you turned in and some people shared their "Extended Family Metaphor". We will continue sharing on Monday. If you didn't have your assignment completed today, it will be considered one day late on Monday and drop one letter grade. If you have lost your materials, you can find everything you need on yesterday's post.
We worked on a personification worksheet in class today; if you didn't finish, it is homework and due when you come to class on Monday.
Your final for the poetry unit is next Friday, 11/10. You will receive a study guide, if you feel like you need one on Monday. However, in preparation for the final, if you haven't completed the Elements of Poetry note sheet, that would be a good place to start. I am attaching the note sheet along with all of the PPT's that we have used to complete the sheet. This should help you complete what you missed. I'm also attaching the personification worksheet from today in case you are missing that.
We were very busy in class today. First, you had 15 minutes of silent reading. Then if you hadn't completed your Simile/Metaphor worksheet you were given 15 minutes to do that. And finally, you started working on your Family Extended Metaphor. You received the rubric and a piece of drawing paper for your final copy. The poem is to be either hand written (neatly and not in pencil) or typed an glued to the drawing paper where you will draw the pictures that relate to the metaphors in your poem. The rubric is your blueprint read it to make sure you are doing everything correctly. I am attaching the file for the rubric, the instruction sheet and a computer generated example of what a final copy might look like. Remember, your pictures must be hand drawn. Your final copy is due tomorrow Friday, 11/3.
I will be available at 8:15 tomorrow morning if you need help or just want to come to my room to work.