Welcome to English 9!

9B Week 8: June 1-June 4, 2010

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R&J act 4, Comma Rule 4, SW Paper Editing

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MEMORIAL DAY

How do you want to be remembered?

"Memento Mori"

   

 

MEMORIAL DAY

   

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Romeo & Juliet

R&J SWORD FIGHTING!

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BACK TO  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR

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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):
TUESDAY, day 36  June 1st, 2010

Interested in websites on Shakespeare? 

Click HERE!

Check out some fun youtube Shakespeare LINKS:

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 2, click (starts with balcony scene) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUyq-uCZr0&mode=related&search=

For a fun video with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie spoofing Shakesepare and "To be or not to be," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4

For a spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

To see a Shakespeare in Love music video set to "If you're not the one" Daniel Bedingfield, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40Syu0sKYM

Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of Hamlet with David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius Click HERE for pictures!

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Weekend? 
  2. Intro Vocab week 6

  3. R&J ACT 3--aftermath of fight scene, friar & nurse & Romeo at Friar Laurence's Cell scene
  4. R&J videos
  5. Comma Packet--go over rule IW & start IP

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SW rough draft #6--editor ready (10 pts)

 

  1. Vocab Cards week 7 For a master pdf list of all the vocab words, click HERE.
  2. Week 7 VRS worksheet     For a master pdf list of all the VRS sheets, click HERE.  Click HERE for a copy of the WEEK 7 VRS worksheet in WORD so you can type your answers.
  3. ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT H  #1, 2, 3

    1.  Read Act 3, sc. 5  (pp. 80-89)

    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.

    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!

  4. IF YOU ARE READY, start Adult CONTENT Editing Packet #1 for the Selected Writing Paper----pp. E1-E5 (ivory-colored)  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE.   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.) 

    NOTE!  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).  

    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. 

 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE  2 day 37

 

 

For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

 

FOR FUN!!!     For a video spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

For a fun "slam" on Shakespeare's ruining the lives of students, click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQGCUaBPNs&NR

For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

  1. CHECK OUT SOME YOUTUBE STUFF--FOR FUN!!!    

    For a video spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

    For a fun "slam" on Shakespeare's ruining the lives of students, click

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNQGCUaBPNs&NR

    For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

    For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

    For a fun wives of Henry VIII spoof video, click

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jT6L5ivaz-w

    To watch Herman's Hermits perform their famous "I'm Henry VIII, I am" song, click these: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9zH9Ozoo0hg

  2. http://youtube.com/watch?v=BpbdcI5HAYg&feature=related

  1. Group Check-in:  c/c R&J reading last night
  2. Go over Vocab week  7

  3. ♥ R&J end of ACT 3--parents upset with Juliet; Juliet disowns the nurse
  4. R&J videos
  5. Comma Packet--go over rule 4--IP and IDC and go over practice test

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SW rough draft #6--editor ready (10 pts)
  2. SW Revision packet (70 points)
  3. Vocab cards week 7
  4. VRS PACKET (70 points)
 

 

 

  1. Start Adult CONTENT Editing Packet #1 for the Selected Writing Paper----pp. E1-E5 (ivory-colored)  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE.   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.) 

    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).

  2. Do pink Comma Rules 1-4 PRACTICE test on rules 1-4.   Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rule 4. For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.

  3. ♥ R&J  ACT 4

    1.  Read pp. 90-105 (all of Act 4)

    2.  Do SQ 83-96.

    3.  Summarize what happens in Act 4 on  p. 46 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!

THURSDAY, day 38  JUNE 3, 2010

Shakespeare's

Romeo & Juliet

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  ex
  2. Comma Packet--go over rule 4--IP and IDC and go over practice test  "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" example For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html

  3. ♥ R&J  ACT 4-
  4. R&J videos

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. R&J SQ's 74-96
  2. Vocab cards week 7

 

 

  1. Adult TECHNICAL Editing Packet #2 for the Selected Writing Paper----pp. E6-E (GREEN-colored)  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE.  
  2. Final copy Selected Writing Paper DUE TOMORROW! Please do a word count (count every word!) and a page number count and write those numbers down on p. T 4 of the Teacher Grading Sheet (blue).  Fill out student sections of the grading sheet and turn your grading sheet and paper in your folder.  For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper Packet (with editing packets included), click HERE.

    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.) 

  3. Study for Comma Test rules 1-4 Click HERE for a copy of Comma Practice test rule 4. For a copy of the pink comma packet, click HERE.

  4. Study for  Vocab Test #7

    ☺EXTRA CREDIT  on the vocab test tomorrow if you read this new article about the 50th anniversary of TKM and can share something interesting in the Smithsonian Magazine article that DEFINITELY proves you read this article!  CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE!

  5. BRING BOOKS/PACKETS BACK--green new lit, green old lit, and Holt Handbook and blue grammar book  (if we're done with it) and TKM (if you still have it!)!!! Cost of  books if you've lost them: TKM ($12.50), green OLD Patterns in Literature ($45.00), green NEW Prentice-Hall Literature ($52.00), and blue EWS grammar text ($45.00). Make a check out to the EPHS English Dep't.

 

 

FRIDAY, day 39   June 4, 2010

Final copy Selected Writing Paper  and all editing packets due!

THE  PARTY SCENE

scenes from the

Romeo and Juliet 1969 Franco Zeffirelli movie

 

YOUTUBE LINKS TO CHECK OUT NOW!

Zeffirelli clips to "Beautiful Soul"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarrgwfZSD8&feature=related

Romeo and Juliet meet from Zeffirelli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1yIn5UNS1k&feature=related

Luhrmann "Kissing You" to R&J Capulet party scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG-o_QzkbR4&feature=related

 

ROMEO & JULIET YOUTUBE LINKS!

Zeffirelli balcony scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jas0DT-mtPA&feature=related

Luhrmann Balcony scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRz1QALaKas&feature=related

tribute to Olivia Hussey with "A Time for Us" in background

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON6mELAYeT0&feature=related

Zeffirelli clips to "Beautiful Soul"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarrgwfZSD8&feature=related

Miss Piggy does the balcony scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9RHc_T0KLY&feature=related

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  collect SW papers, weekend?
  2. EXPLAIN J 30:  Final 9th Grade Journal A Look Backward (20 pts) (follow directions on salmon hand-out.  Do not write on the hand-out.  Everything goes in your journal!)--  Do parts A (2 sides = 10 pts) and B (1 side = 5 pts) in your actual journal.  Do part C (1 side = 5 points--a letter to Wally) on a separate sheet of paper to be ripped out of the journal (make sure NOTHING is written on the other side of Wally's letter and handed to Wally to read).  Think about bringing a large envelope and things to tuck into your "Letter to be opened when you're a senior 2013." If you need a copy of this journal, click HERE

  3. J 29: Friday 5 min. journal
  4. Vocab Test 7
  5. COMMA TEST #2
  6. ♥ R&J end of ACT 4--
  7. R&J videos

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Final copy Selected Writing Paper
  2. Adult editing packets for Selected Writing paper (green & ivory) 45 points.

 

 

 

  1. Study for Monday'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!  Find a place with great ambiance to study!  No histrionics!  (What a concept!) 
  2. ♥ R&J  QUOTES #17-42 (to the end of Act 4).

    in yellow section of the R&J packet, pp. 24-27.  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!

  3. 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.    To test your knowledge, you may do Comma Practice quiz rules 1-9, too. Click HERE for a copy.

  4. J 30:  Final 9th Grade Journal A Look Backward (20 pts) (follow directions on salmon hand-out.  Do not write on the hand-out.  Everything goes in your journal!)--  Do parts A (2 sides = 10 pts) and B (1 side = 5 pts) in your actual journal.  Do part C (1 side = 5 points--a letter to Wally) on a separate sheet of paper to be ripped out of the journal (make sure NOTHING is written on the other side of Wally's letter and handed to Wally to read).  Think about bringing a large envelope and things to tuck into your "Letter to be opened when you're a senior 2013." If you need a copy of this journal, click HERE

  5. DUE MONDAY ALL JOURNALS!  Prepare all journals 13-30 to turn in MONDAY  CLICK HERE for the copy of the JOURNAL 9B COVER SHEET YOU WILL NEED TO USE TO TURN IN WITH YOUR JOURNALS if you didn't get one in class today.   Pre-score each journal (count up the stamps) and organize them in order.  Be sure to put them in a folder if they are not in a spiral bound notebook. Bring an envelope if you like to put either your J30 (Letters to yourself to be opened your senior year) or your entire journal in.  Wally will get these back to you your last Connections group in June of 2013!

  6. BRING BOOKS/PACKETS BACK--green new lit, green old lit, and Holt Handbook and blue grammar book  (if we're done with it) and TKM (if you still have it!)!!! Cost of  books if you've lost them: TKM ($12.50), green OLD Patterns in Literature ($45.00), green NEW Prentice-Hall Literature ($52.00), and blue EWS grammar text ($45.00). Make a check out to the EPHS English Dep't.

 

FOR FUN!  Fed up with technology?  Need some good humor?  Try viewing this!  It's the Norwegian Help Desk (with English subtitles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ&feature=related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  weekend plans?
  2.  
  3. VOCA

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SW RD-
  1. BRING BOOKS/PACKETS BACK on FRIDAY--green new lit, green old lit, and Holt Handbook and blue grammar book  (if we're done with it) and TKM (if you still have it!)!!! and the PINK POETRY PACKET.  Cost of  books if you've lost them: TKM ($12.50), green OLD Patterns in Literature ($45.00), green NEW Prentice-Hall Literature ($52.00), and blue EWS grammar text ($45.00). Make a check out to the EPHS English Dep't.

 

  1. FOR FUN over the weekend, why not rent one of these awesome movies, all of which have Shakespeare connections?

  2. FOR FUN! Check out some ROMEO & JULIET YOUTUBE LINKS!

    Zeffirelli balcony scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jas0DT-mtPA&feature=related

    Luhrmann Balcony scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRz1QALaKas&feature=related

    tribute to Olivia Hussey with "A Time for Us" in background

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON6mELAYeT0&feature=related

    Zeffirelli clips to "Beautiful Soul"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarrgwfZSD8&feature=related

    Miss Piggy does the balcony scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9RHc_T0KLY&feature=related

    FOR FUN over the weekend, why not rent one of these awesome movies, all of which have Shakespeare connections?

    Anne of the Thousand Days 

         

    A KNIGHT'S TALE

     

     

     

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DAY, day

NO SCHOOL!

in honor of

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

To see live footage and listen to Dr. King's famous "I have a dream" speech, click http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

 

  1. Group Check-in:  W

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Sele

 

A KNIGHT'S TALE

 

 

 

WEST SIDE STORY

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

 

  

Also . . .

  1. Renaissance Man

            

    and

    10 Things I Hate about You

and

Tristan and Isolde

 
 
  1.  

  2. Pr

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

 

  1.  

 

  1. EXTRA

  2.  
    1. 2010--CHECK THIS DESCRIPTION AND THE LINKS TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK!   PPP (Pink Poetry packet)--do pp. 10, 11.  Do these on your own notebook paper or copy the pages on a scanner or click HERE for page 10 and HERE for page 11 in the PPP or scroll down to these pages in the PPP (pink poetry packet--click HERE) and make copies.

      Do the two blue practice figurative language quizzes located in the PPP, pp. 10-11 on your own paper. You can also scan them in to write on an actual copy OR click HERE for For a pdf. copy of the PPP, click HERE.

      Write all the 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

 

 

  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.

 

DEF POETRY VIDEOS

Alicia Keyes Def Poetry performance of "POW" on youtube

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

Suheir Hammad (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhWX2F6G7Y

Al Letson (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OukbrA3v4A&mode=related&search=

CHECK OUT more of Taylor Mali's work:

www.taylormali.org

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

   

 

 

 

 

SLAM POETRY!!!!!

 

  Andrew and Andrew read Jim Morrison at our EPHS 2005 Poetry Slam

 

 

 

 

 

SLAM POETRY!!!!!

      National "slammer"champ

Taylor Mali

CHECK OUT

www.taylormali.org

 

 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

 

 

  1.  
    1. INTRO TO POETRY: Share J--Perceptions: Discuss How to do Poetry assignments tonight For a a sample of how to set up these notes, click HERE.  FOR OVERHEAD CLICK HERE.

      POET LAUREATE and INAUGURAL POET

    2.  
    3. FAVORITE POEM PROJECT VIDEOS: Watch Robert Pinsky interview about Favorite Poem video (6 min.)

      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  

    1. BLUE POETRY TERMS and begin to discuss poems from green anthologies--literal language, figurative language, figures of speech, simile, metaphor, stanza, rhyme, hyperbole, repetition, imagery
    2. GROUP POEM APPLICATION:

      Your group will discuss this poem and plan to read it aloud so that the class might better understand what the poem is saying.  First, prepare the following questions individually.  Answer these on the back of this sheet or on your own paper.

      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.

      5.  Identify any rhyming and especially rhyming patterns.  Write this down in the margin.  Give

      6.  the first end sound an “a.”  Give the next sound a “b.”  A third new sound would get a “c.”

      7.  Look for any patterns in rhythm (if we have talked about rhythm yet).  Mark the rhythm.

      8.  After looking at the poetic devices and rhythm and rhyme, what more do you see about what the poem is about? ______________________________________________

    1. 9.  Now, you will “mark” up the poem to help you convincingly read the poem aloud:

      a)       First, mark the lines where you would just keep reading with no pause.  

      b)       Next, mark the spots where you should look up. 

      c)       Next, mark anything you would want read louder, softer, faster, slower, emphasize, or give a pause before reading, etc.

      d)       Finally, what gestures/movement might go with the poem to make it come alive?

      10.     Now, read the poem aloud several times while practicing the markings you made

      11.     What could you say about why you chose this poem ? Don't just say "because I liked it." 

      12. What questions might you ask the teacher or the class about this poem?

    POETRY: watch more Favorite Poem Project examples

    1. NS to p. 1P-2P
    2. POETRY: watch more Favorite Poem Project examples and if time, Def Poetry videos
    3. If time, POETRY: 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 (Molly Nelson--"The Road Not Taken") doing the Oral Interp. project and practice "grade" them using Oral Interp. grading sheet.

     

     

     

  2. POETRY: watch more Favorite Poem Project examples and  Def Poetry videos

    Taylor Mali, Bassey Ikpi, more Taylor

    Alicia Keyes Def Poetry performance of "POW" on youtube

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

    Suheir Hammad (slam poet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhWX2F6G7Y

    Al Letson (slam poet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OukbrA3v4A&mode=related&search=

    POETRY: More Questions on How to do 5 POEMS Assignment and Questions about Oral Interp. Poetry 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 (Molly Nelson--"The Road Not Taken") doing the Oral Interp. project and practice "grade" them using Oral Interp. grading sheet.

  3. POETRY--start METER/RHYME

    FAVORITE POEM PROJECT and DEF POETRY VIDEOS

    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  

    more DEF POETRY

    Alicia Keyes Def Poetry performance of "POW" on youtube

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

    Suheir Hammad (slam poet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhWX2F6G7Y

    Al Letson (slam poet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OukbrA3v4A&mode=related&search=

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    1. EXTRA CREDIT on the vocab test tomorrow if you check out ONE of these cool poetry websites!  On the vocab quiz, describe what you learned/found for an extra credit point. 

      WEBSITE #1:   http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html   

      OR     WEBSITE #2:  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 

       

     

  1. 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?

POETRY: watch more Favorite Poem Project examples and  Def Poetry videos

Taylor Mali, Bassey Ikpi, more Taylor

Alicia Keyes Def Poetry performance of "POW" on youtube

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

Suheir Hammad (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhWX2F6G7Y

Al Letson (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OukbrA3v4A&mode=related&search=

POETRY: 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 (Molly Nelson--"The Road Not Taken") doing the Oral Interp. project and practice "grade" them using Oral Interp. grading sheet.

 

EXTRA CREDIT  on the vocab test if you can give the answer to ONLY ONE of the following questions about the Guthrie Theatre:   a.  the first and last name of the founding artistic director   OR  b.  the name of the river and the name of the bridge that juts out toward the river to the east of the Guthrie OR   c. the name of the black box theatre up on the 9th floor  OR  d.   the name of the current artistic director of the Guthrie OR e.   the name of the RED theatre OR f.   the name of the thrust stage theatre in the Guthrie!