Welcome to English 9!

9B Week 7: May 24-28, 2010

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R&J acts 2-3, Comma rules 2-3, Effective Writing Paper editing week

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Wally's pictures of London from the summer 2006

Wally at the Globe in the summer of 2006

 

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HEADS UP!  Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPHS home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

NEED COPIES OF MAJOR ONGOING HAND-OUTS?  For lost class hand-outs, print them off the website.  Most are linked on the day the assignment was assigned.  Most of the BIG packets are linked at the bottom of my English 9 HOMEPAGE.  Click  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR to go there directly.

For a copy of the PPP (pink poetry packet), click HERE.

For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the yellow Parts of Speech packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the pink COMMA packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the Romeo & Juliet packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the blue Buyback packet & templates, click HERE.

For a copy of the DEAR Reading Project & Journal Topics, click HERE.

For a copy of the DEAR Reading Log Template, click HERE.

To get an extra copy of the 4 week HW calendar, click HERE.

For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 24

 

the love story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII

 

WAR OF THE ROSES!

the 6 wives of Henry VIII

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Highs and lows of weekend
  2. Selected Writing Revision packet--effective writing partner work--exchange drafts and fill out p. 15 #1-5).  Click HERE for a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet
  3. R&J Act 2 balcony scene
  4. R&J videos

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SW Draft #1
  2. EWP PACKET (110 points)
  1. Vocab Cards week 6 For a master pdf list of all the vocab words, click HERE.
  2. Week 6 VRS worksheet     For a master pdf list of all the VRS sheets, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of the WEEK 6 VRS worksheet in WORD so you can type your answers.
  3. ♥ R&J QUOTES #7-16  in yellow section of the R&J packet, pp. 22-23.  You must fill out the context column (who said it TO WHOM and under what circumstances).  Then in the last column, you must predict the SIGNIFICANCE of each quote.  Why is it important?  What does the quote reveal about the characters or the themes or symbols in the play. Each box is worth 1/2 point IF filled out completely! See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

     

  4. Selected Writing Revision packet--do page 3.  As you fill out page 3, make SENSORY DETAIL changes on draft #1. 

  5. Now rewrite the entire paper incorporating the new SENSORY DETAIL CHANGES and call it draft #2. (Be sure to double-space and number the lines!)  Click HERE if you need a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet.

TUESDAY, day 25

THE GLOBE THEATRE

in its glory!

these pictures are of Shakespeare's OLD GLOBE THEATRE:

  

 

The Original Globe vs.

Today's Globe Theatre

 

 

  1. GROUP WORK (check HW )
  2. Selected Writing Revision packet--effective writing partner work--exchange drafts and fill out p. 15 #1-5).  Click HERE for a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet
  3. Comma Rules 2-3 Review for the test  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stamp SW RD #2
  2. R&J sq's (16 points)
  3. R&J quotes 7-16 (10 pts)

 

 

 

  1.  ♥ R&J GLOSSARY WORDS 1-30  in green section of the R&J packet, pp. 16-17.   See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

  2. Selected Writing Revision packet--do pages 3-4.  As you fill out pages 3-4 think about making changes in your verbs and sentence variety in SW draft #2. 

  3. Now revise and rewrite the entire SW paper incorporating the new verb and sentence variety CHANGES and call it draft #3. (Be sure to double-space and number the lines!)  Click HERE if you need a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet.

  4. OPTIONAL:  Begin to study for Thursday's Comma Test rules 1-3. Review the practice Comma test on rules 1-3.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rules 1-3.  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE

Romeo and Juliet!

 

WEDNESDAY, day 26

BRING YOUR R&J book to class EVERY DAY! 

 

PARIS GARDEN--the bear beating arenas!  (Shakespeare's competition)

Sonnet # 14

Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you,
Drink up the monarch's plague, this flattery?
Or whether shall I say, mine eye saith true,
And that your love taught it this alchemy,
To make of monsters and things indigest
Such cherubins as your sweet self resemble,
Creating every bad a perfect best,
As fast as objects to his beams assemble?
O,'tis the first; 'tis flattery in my seeing,
And my great mind most kingly drinks it up:
Mine eye well knows what with his gust is 'greeing,
And to his palate doth prepare the cup:
If it be poison'd, 'tis the lesser sin
That mine eye loves it and doth first begin.

 

Sonnet # 14

Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you,
Drink up the monarch's plague, this flattery?
Or whether shall I say, mine eye saith true,
And that your love taught it this alchemy,
To make of monsters and things indigest
Such cherubins as your sweet self resemble,
Creating every bad a perfect best,
As fast as objects to his beams assemble?
O,'tis the first; 'tis flattery in my seeing,
And my great mind most kingly drinks it up:
Mine eye well knows what with his gust is 'greeing,
And to his palate doth prepare the cup:
If it be poison'd, 'tis the lesser sin
That mine eye loves it and doth first begin.

 

  1. Group Check-in:   c/c R&J glossary
  2. Go over week 6 vocab words
  3. Comma Rules 2-3 Review for the test  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.
  4. R&J end of ACT 2--friar & nurse scene
  5. R&J videos

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SW RD #3
  2. vocab cards week 6
  3. VRS week 6

  

Sonnet # 14

Or whether doth my mind, being crown'd with you,
Drink up the monarch's plague, this flattery?
Or whether shall I say, mine eye saith true,
And that your love taught it this alchemy,
To make of monsters and things indigest
Such cherubins as your sweet self resemble,
Creating every bad a perfect best,
As fast as objects to his beams assemble?
O,'tis the first; 'tis flattery in my seeing,
And my great mind most kingly drinks it up:
Mine eye well knows what with his gust is 'greeing,
And to his palate doth prepare the cup:
If it be poison'd, 'tis the lesser sin
That mine eye loves it and doth first begin.

 

 

 

  1. ♥ R&J 1/2 of ASSIGNMENT G  #1 and  2 ONLY

    1.  Read Act III, sc. i-iv  (pp.  60-67 NEW/pp. 98-118 OLD).

    2.  Do SQ 58-66 (pp. 35-36 of study packet). NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need! 

  2. Selected Writing Revision packet--do pages 11-12.  As you fill out pages 11-12 think about making changes in your title, lead, audience and voice  in SW draft #3. 

  3. Now revise and rewrite the entire SW paper incorporating the new title, lead, audience and voice CHANGES and call it draft #4. (Be sure to double-space and number the lines!)  Click HERE if you need a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet.

  4. Start to study for Friday's Comma Test rules 1-3. Review the practice Comma test on rules 1-3.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rules 1-3.  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE

 

 

THURSDAY, day 27

It's time to incite another fight with 

Romeo and Juliet!

  1. Group Check-in:  share draft #4 and glossary words
  2. Review the green Selected Writing paper packet carefully.  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE. Be sure to carefully read the components of the genre you choose on p. 2 of Selected Writing paper packet.  For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

  3. Comma Rules 1-2-3 Review for the test  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.
  4. R&J end of ACT 2--friar & nurse scene
  5. R&J videos
  6. R&J videos--"A Day at the Globe" and "Miramax"  Elizabethan background information--Go over A Day at the Globe video--(part 1 15 min. and part 2 13 min.) fill out worksheet from R&J packet pp. 8-9

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stamp RD #4 and pp. 11-12 in Sel.Writing Rev. packet
  2. R&J sq's

 

 

 

 

  1. Study for Friday's Comma Test rules 1-3. Review the practice Comma test on rules 1-3.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rules 1-3.  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE

  2. ♥ R&J 1/2 of ASSIGNMENT G  #1 and  2 ONLY

    1.  Read Act III, sc. 2-4  (pp.  68-80 NEW/pp. 98-118 OLD).

    2.  Do SQ 67-73 (pp. 35-36 of study packet). NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need! 

     

  3. Selected Writing Revision packet--do pages 13-14.  As you fill out pages 13-14 think about making changes in your diction in SW draft #4. 

  4. Now revise and rewrite the entire SW paper incorporating the diction CHANGES and call it draft #5. (Be sure to double-space and number the lines!)  Click HERE if you need a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet.  NOTE!  YOU ARE ALMOST READY FOR ADULT EDITING!!!

  5. Study for Vocab Test week 6

    EXTRA CREDIT ON THE VOCAB Test!    tomorrow if you can identify the name of this writer--> He wrote the most famous satire in history called "A Modest Proposal" to "help" the staving Irish people.  He also wrote Gulliver's Travels. If you would like to learn more about him  or read his heretic satire, click on any of these links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

    http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html  (to read the actual essay!)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Swift

    Here's a quote from the essay, "A Modest Proposal":

    ”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ...”

     YIKES!!!!     

 

FRIDAY, day 28

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  weekend, vocab quiz study
  2. VOCAB QUIZ week 5
  3. COMMA QUIZ #1
  4. If time, do 5 min. Journal Click HERE for the journal list  Here's more--click HERE  or HERE or HERE.   FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL To get a copy of the ongoing journal list, click HERE.   FOR THE OPTIONAL JOURNAL IDEAS, CLICK HERE. (reduced size)
  5. Review the green Selected Writing paper packet carefully.  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE. Be sure to carefully read the components of the genre you choose on p. 2 of Selected Writing paper packet.  For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE. 

    Make sure you carefully read the Selected Writing GRADING SHEET so you are very clear as to what deductions can be made on your paper!  NOTE!   Read and highlight the blue grading sheet. If you need a copy of the green Selected Writing Paper packet, click HERE.   Scroll throught the packet to find the GRADING SHEET.  Also, review the green Selected Writing paper packet carefully.  Be sure to carefully read the components of the genre you choose on page 4 of the Selected Writing paper packet (or p. 3 in EWP).

    NOTE:  The final paper must be 2-3 pages (or if you calculate approx. 300-320 words per page, the paper should be no more than 960 words).  You are not allowed to go onto a 4th page (or over 960 words) for the final copy unless you get pre-approval from the teacher.) 

  6. R&J end of ACT 3--aftermatch of fight scene, friar & nurse & Romeo at Friar Laurence's Cell scene
  7.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1.  R&J study questions 68-73 (7 pts.
  2. SW RD #5 and pp. 12-13 (10 pts)
 

 

 

 

  1. Re-read carefully the green Selected Writing paper packet carefully. Highlight the important aspects of the project.  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE. Be sure to carefully read the components of the genre you choose on p. 2 of Selected Writing paper packet.

    Make sure you carefully read the Selected Writing GRADING SHEET so you are very clear as to what deductions can be made on your paper!  NOTE!   Read and highlight the blue grading sheet. If you need a copy of the green Selected Writing Paper packet, click HERE.   Scroll throught the packet to find the GRADING SHEET.  Also, review the green Selected Writing paper packet carefully.  Be sure to carefully read the components of the genre you choose on page 4 of the Selected Writing paper packet (or p. 3 in EWP).

    NOTE:  The final paper must be 2-3 pages (or if you calculate approx. 300-320 words per page, the paper should be no more than 960 words).  You are not allowed to go onto a 4th page (or over 960 words) for the final copy unless you get pre-approval from the teacher.) 

  2. DUE WEDNESDAY AT THE LATEST!   Revise and rewrite the entire SW paper incorporating ALL CHANGES and MAKING IT ADULT EDITING READY FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT (JUNE 2nd).  Call it draft #6. (Be sure to double-space and number the lines!)  Click HERE if you need a copy of this Selected Writing Revision packet.    Write "SW Rough Draft #6" on the top.  If you haven't yet, carefully  For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

     

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Go over practice Comma test on rules 1-4.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rules 1-4.  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html

 

♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT F  #1, 2,  3

1.  Read Act II, sc. iii-vi  (pp.  43-59 NEW/pp. 81-97 OLD).

2.  Do SQ 42-57 (pp. 33-34 of study packet).

3.  Summarize what happens in Act II, scenes i-vi  (pp. 33-59 NEW/pp. 71-97 OLD)  on  page 45 GREEN PLOT OUTLINE.

NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE

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  2. Start to study for Friday's VOCAB 9B FINAL! Click HERE for a list of highlighted words to study. Also know what each prefix means as well as the tricks.  Practice writing/saying each word in a sentence.  Make sure the word is used correctly.  Be pragmatic!  Study early!  (What a concept!)
  3. Study for Comma test on rules 1-4.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rule 4.  Click HERE for a practice test for rules 1-3. For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.
  4. Comma Packet Rules 5-9 pp. 11-18 (green section)  Don't forget to do the exercises!  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE

  5. Comma Practice quiz rules 1-9 Click HERE for a copy.

  6.  
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    1. Do Comma Packet for rules 10-11  (pp. 19-26).   For a pdf copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.

    2. Comma Practice quiz rules 1-11 or Click HERE for a copy or Click HERE for an extra practice copy.

    3. Study for Comma quiz rules 1-9 Click HERE for a copy of the pink practice quiz.

     

  7. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT G  #1 and  2 and 3

  1. 1.  Read Act III, sc. i-iv  (pp.  60-80 NEW/pp. 98-118 OLD).

    2.  Do SQ 58-73 (pp. 35-36 of study packet).

    3.  Do R&J  purple R&J take-home quiz #1-20 For a copy of this quiz, click HERE.

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE!

    1. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT H  #1, 2, 3, 6 ONLY

      1.  Read Act III, sc. v  (pp. 80-89  NEW/pp. 118-127 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 74-82 (p. 37 of study packet).

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act III, scenes i-v (pp. 60-89 NEW/pp. 98-127 OLD) on  p. 46 PLOT OUTLINE.

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 3--#25-40

      6.  Finish the purple R&J take-home quiz #21-40. For a copy of this quiz, click HERE.

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE!

    2. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT I     #1 and  2 ONLY 

      1.  Read Act IV, sc. i-iv  (pp.  90-100 NEW/pp. 128-138 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 83-91 (p. 38 of  R&J packet).              and

        ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT J  #1, 2, 3, 5, 6

      1.  Read Act IV, sc. v  (pp.  100-105 NEW/pp. 138-143 OLD).

    1. 2.  Do SQ 92-96 (p. 39 of study packet).

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act IV, scenes i-v (pp. 90-105 NEW/pp.128-143 OLD)  on p. 46 PLOT OUTLINE.

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 4--#41-42

      6.  Do  BLUE take home quiz (fill-in-the-black) 20 pts. on all of Act 4.  Click HERE if you need a copy.

    2. NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.  See pink "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

    3. Start to study for the R&J final!  Study the plot outline, the quotes, the glossary terms, and the study questions, and any old quizzes that you did! Click HERE for some old practice tests!

    4.  

    5. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT K #1 and 2

      1.  Read Act V, sc. i-ii (pp.  106-110 NEW/pp. 144-148 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 97-105 (pp. 38-39 of study packet).

      ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT L  #1, 2, 3, 5, 6

      1.  Read Act V, sc. iii  (pp.  110-121 NEW/pp. 148-159 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 106-125 (p. 40 of study packet).

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act V, scenes i-ii  (pp. 106-121 NEW/pp. 144-159 OLD) on  p. 46  PLOT OUTLINE

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 5--#43-50

      6.  Do the ivory Act 5 take home quiz (if you got it in class today). Click HERE if you need a copy of this quiz.

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.  See pink "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

     

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT YEAR

I LOVE POETRY !!!!!

   

POETRY ROCKS . . . especially

SLAM POETRY!!!!!

    

SLAM POETRY SITES!!!!!

http://www.louderarts.com/faq/  (slam poetry site)

 AND  http://www.defpoetryjam.com/

AND http://www.hbo.com/defpoetry/

AND http://aalbc.com/authors/def_poetry_jam_story.htm

AND http://www.defpoetryjamontour.com/

AND  www.poetryslam.com

Bassey Ikpi's  "Homeward"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&feature=related

Diallo  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4C8riMsKI

Apology to My Unborn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyrHsYTveE&feature=related

OR  Alicia Keys "POW" and discuss TONE and what support there is for her tone interpretation (DIDLS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns  

Poetri--"Money"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZENZnjk7Vfw

Krispy Kreme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9lB-hebJw&feature=relate

Steve Coleman "I want this poem"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3bbpj2hX6w&feature=related

Eric Darby Scratch & Dent Dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTa4B7wQ_8

Oscar Brown, Jr. "This Beach"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFb-D1gYY0&feature=related

 

Bowery Poetry Club in NYC

Nov. 12, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wally with Taylor Mali at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC Nov. 12, 2005 For more info. on this club, go here: http://www.bowerypoetry.com/  

TAYLOR MALI SITES

To hear/see Taylor perform some of his poems (including at the Bowery in 2005), look at the youtube links below:

Interview of Taylor Mali:  What is “slam poetry”?  “Undivided Attention” poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vpDE9tkgF4&feature=related

”The Miracle Workers”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vMHSGmGtuo&feature=related

“What Teachers Make” Bowery Poetry Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuFnP5N2uA&feature=related

“What Teachers Make” Bowery Poetry Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuFnP5N2uA&feature=related

“What Teachers Make” Def Poetry Jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpog1_NFd2Q&feature=related

 www.taylormali.com  -- Taylor Mali's own site!  You can actually hear him recite his poetry.  He's won the nat'l slam poetry championship more than anyone!

 

 

 

POETRY PROJECTS

 

POETRY KICK-OFF!

 

Check out these poetry websites:

Scholastic.com

Giggle Poetry

Shel Silverstein.com

Garden of Song at Kidzpage

Poetry Foundation

http://project1.caryacademy.org/echoes/main/echoesmain.htm

 

 

   TAYLOR MALI, the most times national champ and master of the slam

SLAM POETRY SITES!!!!!

http://www.louderarts.com/faq/  (slam poetry site)

 AND  http://www.defpoetryjam.com/

AND http://www.hbo.com/defpoetry/

AND http://aalbc.com/authors/def_poetry_jam_story.htm

AND http://www.defpoetryjamontour.com/

AND  www.poetryslam.com

Bassey Ikpi's  "Homeward"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&feature=related

Diallo  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4C8riMsKI

Apology to My Unborn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyrHsYTveE&feature=related

OR  Alicia Keys "POW" and discuss TONE and what support there is for her tone interpretation (DIDLS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns  

 

Poetri--"Money"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZENZnjk7Vfw

Krispy Kreme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9lB-hebJw&feature=relate

Steve Coleman "I want this poem"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3bbpj2hX6w&feature=related

Eric Darby Scratch & Dent Dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTa4B7wQ_8

Oscar Brown, Jr. "This Beach"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFb-D1gYY0&feature=related

   

 

 

 A SLAM POETRY JAM in Minneapolis!!!!!

Pictures Wally took from a SLAM in Minneapolis last summer!

 

Andrew and Andrew read Jim Morrison at our

EPHS 2005 Poetry Slam

 

 

BOWERY POETRY CLUB

NEW YORK CITY on NOVEMBER 10th, 1985

my friends John Wirth (writer/producer of Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ghost Whisperer, Nash Bridges, Remington Steele) and his wife Gail Matthius who was Saturday Night Live in the early 1980's and now doing cartoon voices with their friend Billy Collins

 

Wally, Billy Collins, and Wally's friend Gail in NYC Nov. 12, 2005 right after his performance at the Bowery Poetry Club with Taylor Mali--"Page Meets Stage"

BILLY COLLINS WEBSITES:

http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html (former poet laureate Billy Collins site)    

 www.loc.gov/poetry/180  

http://www.powells.com/authors/collins.html

“Three Poems by Billy Collins”—“The Lanyard” and “ The Future” and “Building with its Face Blown Off”  at Apsen Ideas Festival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEO1e4euUTc&feature=related

“Consolation” Billy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXx5K6gfQBw&feature=related

 

Wally with spoken word artist (slam poet National champ) Taylor Mali at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC on Nov. 12, 2005.

For more info. on this club,

go here: http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

 

the most famous "slammer": Taylor Mali  and Wally with Taylor Mali at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC Nov. 12, 2005 For more info. on this club, go here: http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

HEADS UP!  

 ORAL INTERP. PROJECTS

scenes from the amazing movie

 Dead Poets' Society

Buybacks!  (Make sure you know what your personal due date is.  Many of your buybacks are due tomorrow!)  Click HERE for the pdf. version of the HOW TO DO BUYBACKS PACKET.  BUYBACKS--follow directions from the blue buyback packet in the Survival Packet. Click HERE to see a copy online.  It might be a good idea to print a copy off for yourself!  For a sample template, click HERE--> SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR BUYBACKS (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)    FOR A SAMPLE OF TWO FORMER STUDENTS' Multi-Paragraph paper buybacks, click HERE for portrait or HERE for landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

POETRY!

 

 

 

 

NEXT YEAR

  1. OTHER POETRY OPTIONS: Pink Poetry Packet sonnet exercises pp. 14 a, 14b, 15, 16a & b, 17a & b, 18a &b, 19.  Write all answers on a piece of notebook paper or if you would like to do the exercises on  actual ENLARGED sheets, CLICK HERE.  For a pdf. copy of the PPP (where you can scroll down and see/print these pages exactly as they are in the packet), click HERE  For more exercises to practice with scansion, click HERE.                                                                                     PP2 (Poetry Packet #2)--do pp. 1-4.  Click HERE for ivory PP2 Meter, Rhyme, & Sonnet Packet and HERE FOR FULL SIZE

     Review POETRY TERMS and begin to discuss poems from green anthologies--literal language, figurative language, figures of speech, simile, metaphor, stanza, rhyme, hyperbole, repetition, imagery and  POETRY--start METER/RHYME  Click HERE FOR ENLARGED AND  HERE for half size ivory PP2 Meter, Rhyme, & Sonnet Packet  Go over pink practice poetry test

    Do the salmon sonnet practice quiz.  If you need a copy of it, click HERE

 

  1. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT F  #1, 2,  3

    1.  Read Act II, sc. iii-vi  (pp.  43-59 NEW/pp. 81-97 OLD).

    2.  Do SQ 42-57 (pp. 33-34 of study packet).

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

    3.  Summarize what happens in Act II, scenes i-vi  (pp. 33-59 NEW/pp. 71-97 OLD)  on  page 45 GREEN PLOT OUTLINE. NOTE:  You can access the plot outline online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

    5. Do the 20  pink take home quiz questions handed out in class today.  The first question has the wrong page numbers.  The answer is--like the lightning (too quick).

    6.  Fill out all the information required on the yellow SIGNIFICANT QUOTATIONS sheet for  Act II quotations (quotes 11-24) p. 23 of the study packet.

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

     NOTE:  You can access the plot outline online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

     

    1.  

      Do Comma Packet pp. 6-10 for rule 4.  Don't forget to do the exercises!  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE. For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html  

       

    2. Start to study for Friday's VOCAB 9B FINAL! Click HERE for a list of highlighted words to study. Also know what each prefix means as well as the tricks.  Practice writing/saying each word in a sentence.  Make sure the word is used correctly.  Be pragmatic!  Study early!  (What a concept!)
    3. Study for Comma test on rules 1-4.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rule 4.  Click HERE for a practice test for rules 1-3. For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.
    4. Comma Packet Rules 5-9 pp. 11-18 (green section)  Don't forget to do the exercises!  For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE

    5. Comma Practice quiz rules 1-9 Click HERE for a copy.

    6. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT G  #1 and  2 and 3

    1. 1.  Read Act III, sc. i-iv  (pp.  60-80 NEW/pp. 98-118 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 58-73 (pp. 35-36 of study packet). NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

       

      3.  Do R&J  purple R&J take-home quiz #1-20 For a copy of this quiz, click HERE.

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE!

    2.  for rules 10-11  (pp. 19-26).   For a pdf copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.

    3. Comma Practice quiz rules 1-11 or Click HERE for a copy or Click HERE for an extra practice copy.

    4. Study for Comma quiz rules 1-9 Click HERE for a copy of the pink practice quiz.

    5. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT H  #1, 2, 3, 6 ONLY

      1.  Read Act III, sc. v  (pp. 80-89  NEW/pp. 118-127 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 74-82 (p. 37 of study packet).NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

       

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act III, scenes i-v (pp. 60-89 NEW/pp. 98-127 OLD) on  p. 46 PLOT OUTLINE.    NOTE:  You can access the plot outline online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 3--#25-40

      6.  Finish the purple R&J take-home quiz #21-40. For a copy of this quiz, click HERE.

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.    See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE!

    6. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT I     #1 and  2 ONLY 

      1.  Read Act IV, sc. i-iv  (pp.  90-100 NEW/pp. 128-138 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 83-91 (p. 38 of  R&J packet).  NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

       

                  and

        ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT J  #1, 2, 3, 5, 6

      1.  Read Act IV, sc. v  (pp.  100-105 NEW/pp. 138-143 OLD).

    1. 2.  Do SQ 92-96 (p. 39 of study packet).

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act IV, scenes i-v (pp. 90-105 NEW/pp.128-143 OLD)  on p. 46 PLOT OUTLINE.    NOTE:  You can access the plot outline online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 4--#41-42

      6.  Do  BLUE take home quiz (fill-in-the-black) 20 pts. on all of Act 4.  Click HERE if you need a copy.

    2. NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.  See pink "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

    3.  

    4.  

    5. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT K #1 and 2

      1.  Read Act V, sc. i-ii (pp.  106-110 NEW/pp. 144-148 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 97-105 (pp. 38-39 of study packet).

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT L  #1, 2, 3, 5, 6

      1.  Read Act V, sc. iii  (pp.  110-121 NEW/pp. 148-159 OLD).

      2.  Do SQ 106-125 (p. 40 of study packet). 

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      3.  Summarize what happens in Act V, scenes i-ii  (pp. 106-121 NEW/pp. 144-159 OLD) on  p. 46  PLOT OUTLINE 

       NOTE:  You can access the plot outline online by clicking HERE and scrolling down.

      5.  Do the quotes for Act 5--#43-50

      6.  Do the ivory Act 5 take home quiz (if you got it in class today). Click HERE if you need a copy of this quiz.

      NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.  See pink "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need!

    6. Study for the R&J final!  Study the plot outline, the quotes, the glossary terms, and the study questions, and any old quizzes that you did! Click HERE for some old practice tests!

    7. finish the R&J PACKET (DUE MONDAY).  You need to have all the study questions done 1-125 as well as yellow quotes 1-50, and the green plot outline pages! For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need! 

    8. Comma gray Take-home Final due Monday!  It  gray and actually called "Comma Pretest."  Click HERE for a copy. The choices for the right column are the following:  SERIES, 2+ADJ, CC, INTRO, D/A, NOT, TITLE, DIR, NONESS, APP, and NONE  Click HERE for a copy of a salmon comma practice quiz if you like.
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  1. Review  Oral Interp. project requirements  Show samples of visuals and go over the outline to follow for project.  Make a list of do's and don't's!  HOW TO USE A POWER POINT IN THE POETRY PROJECT--show examples and if time, watch EPHS students on videotape (Alex & Parker, Jenny "Stopping by the Woods" and maybe Molly Nelson--"The Road Not Taken") doing the Oral Interp. project and practice "grade" them using Oral Interp. grading sheet. watch EPHS students on videotape (Molly Nelson--"The Road Not Taken") doing the Oral Interp. project and practice "grade" them using Oral Interp. grading sheet.

  2. If time, start POETRY PRESENTATIONS!

  3.  

 

  1. Work on Oral Interp projectClick HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements!  For a pdf. copy of the PPP (the Oral Interp Project is explained on pp. 28-37 in the PPP), click HERE.  NOTE!  If you want to e-mail your poem to Wally so I can make your transparency for you, type up your poem in a large 16-18 point font, double space, number the lines, and attach it as a WORD document.

    Remember to be looking for a visual to accompany your poetry presentation.  It could be a picture, a video clip, an online clip, a song, a work of art, a poster, a powerpoint, etc.  Try Google images!  For example, would the following picture go with your poem?  Why or why not?  If not, what type of poem might this picture go with?

  2. PPP (Pink Poetry packet)--Read pages 22-23 (Speech tips) and take at least one side of a page of notes. For a copy of the PPP (pink poetry packet), click HERE.
  3. Work on Oral Interp projectClick HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements!  For a pdf. copy of the PPP (the Oral Interp Project is explained on pp. 28-37 in the PPP), click HERE.  NOTE!  If you want to e-mail your poem to Wally so I can make your transparency for you, type up your poem in a large 16-18 point font, double space, number the lines, and attach it as a WORD document.

    Remember to be looking for a visual to accompany your poetry presentation.  It could be a picture, a video clip, an online clip, a song, a work of art, a poster, a powerpoint, etc.  Try Google images!  For example, would the following picture go with your poem?  Why or why not?  If not, what type of poem might this picture go with?

     

  4. Work on Oral Interp projectClick HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements!  For a pdf. copy of the PPP (the Oral Interp Project is explained on pp. 28-37 in the PPP), click HERE.

  5. Work on Oral Interp project Click HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements!  For a pdf. copy of the PPP (the Oral Interp Project is explained on pp. 28-37 in the PPP), click HERE.  NOTE!  If you want to e-mail your poem to Wally so I can make your transparency for you, type up your poem in a large 16-18 point font, double space, number the lines, and attach it as a WORD document.

    Remember to be looking for a visual to accompany your poetry presentation.  It could be a picture, a video clip, an online clip, a song, a work of art, a poster, a powerpoint, etc.  Try Google images! 

Group poem--Answer questions 1-4 on the right hand side of the sheet you got in class today for your "group poem."   HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS:

  1. Read it at least three times aloud.   What is this poem about?                                                                       
  2. What mood/tone do you think this poem evokes? ______________________________

3.  What word(s) might you need to define for the audience before you read?  Why?                   

4.  Identify any poetic devices.  Mark them in the poem.

Click HERE for a copy of all the poems and the questions and instructions for each.  Scroll down to find your poem. Here's what group has what poem:

Romeo--"Unfortunate Coincidence" click HERE

Juliet--"Birthday" click HERE

Benvolio--"Not Waving, but Drowning" click HERE

Mercutio--"Richard Cory" click HERE

Tybalt --"Turn Off the TV" click HERE

Nurse--"Mother to Son" click HERE

Work on Oral Interp project  1. Start by re-reading and reviewing  the requirements of the project.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements! Click HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.     For a pdf. copy of the PPP (the Oral Interp Project is explained on pp. 28-37 in the PPP), click HERE.     2. Complete the ORAL INTERP PLANNING SHEET FOR YOUR POEM.  Click HERE for a WORD enlarged copy that you can actually type your answers on.  Click HERE for a pdf. copy.

3.  Make your transparency!  Is your copy of the poem "transparency-ready" (double-spaced, 16-18 point font, lines numbered?  If so, you can now e-mail your poem to Wally so I can make your transparency for you!  However, you must type up your poem in a large 16-18 point font, double space, number the lines, and attach it as a WORD document.

 Wally's e-mail: lwallenberg@edenpr.org

Remember to be looking for a visual to accompany your poetry presentation.  It could be a picture, a video clip, an online clip, a song, a work of art, a poster, a powerpoint, etc.  Try Google images!  For example, would the following picture go with your poem?  Why or why not?  If not, what type of poem might this picture go with?

FOR FUN!  POETRY WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT!!!!

about the POET LAUREATE POSITION:  http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

AND ROBERT PINKSY'S PROJECT:    www.favoritepoem.org    Click on the link below to watch other people read their favorite poems for the "Favorite Poem" project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/index.html      I especially liked hearing "Elizabeth Wojtusik, a teacher from Humarock, MA, read "Out, Out-": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/wojtusik.html 

FOR FUN!  POETRY WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT!!!! Which poetry reading do you like best?

Check out these poetry websites:

Scholastic.com

Giggle Poetry

Shel Silverstein.com

Garden of Song at Kidzpage

Poetry Foundation

http://project1.caryacademy.org/echoes/main/echoesmain.htm

SLAM POETRY WEBSITES:

 www.poetryslam.com   AND  www.taylormali.com   AND    http://www.louderarts.com/faq/

 AND   www.basseyworld.com/main.php  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&mode=related&search=

AND  www.favoritepoem.org    Click on the link below to watch other people read their favorite poems for the "Favorite Poem" project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/index.html               I especially liked hearing "Elizabeth Wojtusik, a teacher from Humarock, MA, read "Out, Out-": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/wojtusik.html  

   

Bassey Ikpi

 www.basseyworld.com/main.php  

To watch Bassey "perform" her awesome poem "Homeward"

on Def Poetry, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&mode=related&search=

To watch "perform" Robert Service's chillin' poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

on youtube, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBkuz1TlVc&mode=related&search=

For a commentary on Urgelt's reading of this poem, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGjkd2y-vBk

AND    www.poetry.com    AND     http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html

 www.loc.gov/poetry/180   AND   www.poetry.org

 

Here's what she looked like:

We do not play on Graves --
Because there isn't Room --
Besides -- it isn't even -- it slants
And People come --

And put a Flower on it --
And hang their faces so --
We're fearing that their Hearts will drop --
And crush our pretty play --

And so we move as far
As Enemies -- away --
Just looking round to see how far
It is -- Occasionally --

 

EXTRA CREDIT on the vocab test tomorrow if you read below and click on some of the links below  to read/learn/hear  about the positions of POET LAUREATE OF THE U.S.  AND the INAUGURAL POET.  Be ready to write a bit on the Vocab Test about what you learned.  You must name at least one U.S. POET LAUREATE and one U.S. INAUGURAL POET pictured below.

about U.S. POET LAUREATE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poet_Laureate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states%27_Poets_laureate

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate_current.html

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/about_laureate.html

  

Robert Pinsky, Former U.S. Poet Laureate 1997-2000

Billy Collins,  Former U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003 (born 1941- ) Collins was born in New York City. He is one of America’s best-selling poets. His books include “Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems” in 2001, “Picnic, Lightning” in 1998, and “The Art of Drowning” in 1995. In October 2004, Collins was the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for humorous poetry. He has served as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and he is a distinguished professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he has taught for the past 30 years. Billy Collins

Kay Ryan,  Current U.S. Poet Laureate 2009

      

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Ryan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czWFAOMNLH0

about U.S. INAUGURAL POETS

http://www.pic2009.org/blog/entry/looking_back_inaugural_poets/

 

Elizabeth Alexander, Obama's Inaugural Poet 2009  She wrote and read "Praise Song for the Day" 1/20/09.  Read it here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28755895/

  Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCP5dCfynI

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/books/17poet.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eH7U3vCLQ

Maya Angelou, Clinton's Inaugural Poet 2009    Maya Angelou—a prolific writer of mostly autobiographical work and a prominent Civil Rights activist—read her poem, “On the Pulse of Morning” (read it here), at Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration.

View it here on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDtw62Ah2zY

Sites about Angelou and her poetry:

http://www.mayaangelou.com/

http://www.mayaangelou.com/home.html

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Robert Frost, John F Kennedy's Inaugural Poet 1961, read "The Gift Outright"  

Robert Frost Reads Poem at JFK's Inauguration
January 20, 1961

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/inauguration/frost_poem.html

about the reading:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20540

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/modern/frost_1


 On January 20, 1961 Americans watching television, listening to the radio, or standing on the Capitol grounds heard these famous words: "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." So said John F. Kennedy when he was sworn in as 35th president of the United States.

After the applause, Kennedy welcomed to the podium one of America's great poets, fellow New Englander Robert Frost

 

 

Frost had written a poem for the occasion called "Dedication." He approached the microphone, but blinded by the sun's glare on the snow-covered Capitol grounds, he was unable to read it. Thinking quickly, he instead recited "The Gift Outright," a poem he had written in 1942.

The Gift Outright

Poem recited instead by Robert Frost at the
1961 Inauguration

The land was our before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,
But we were England's, Still colonials,
Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in surrender.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely; realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,
Such as she was, such as she would become.

AND ONE MORE EXTRA CREDIT POSSIBILITY IF YOU ARE STILL READING!

THIS IS THE EASY ONE!  Name a poet!

This woman that wrote the poem below was born on

Wally's birthday--Dec. 10, 1830 and died May 15, 1886

 

Her name?  EMILY DICKINSON