An ultra quick update!
Somehow, I looked up and we were standing knee deep in Shakespeare. And you know...I didn't mean for it to happen this way. I did want us to take a pretty hard look at The Sonnet, though, and Shakespeare is the DNA.
So: here we are. I do want to raise up the good for a moment. I saw some some really nice paraphrasing this week, and you PRJs are coming along. I'm seeing more and more evidence of deep and thorough readings and analyses and a seeming intimacy with the poetry I've not quite seen this year. Makes my heart happy to see you growing, guys. But...
This week was a bit disjointed for a variety of reasons -- here are the handouts.
Remember that this weekend, you've a bit of homework to take care of: blog post; PRJ 4 from sonnets selections; WVYW piece so I can make it rain bonus points.
All of this is due by Monday. Woo woo.
Well this has been a delightful week. We've tackled connotation, TP-CASTT, theme, double rainbows, and Quickfire challenges. I've enjoyed your progress, your creativity, and your collective intellectual spirit.
A few reminders for Monday: PRJ 3 from Theme & Tone anthology selections is due. Also, remember to bring a copy of your Sem 2 novel to class.
Lovely students. We are very gradually moving along with poetry. There have been delays, meetings, interrupted schedules, and a looming forecast. But! Let's look on the bright side. Your poetry presentations are almost wrapped, and as mentioned before (here and in class), your analyses were thorough and for some of you, inspired (here's looking at you, MC).
Here's the pertinent information:
CLICK HERE for your poetry reading guide
CLICK HERE for the Semester 2 Ind. Reading task
Tomorrow in class, we'll get square on who wants to read what. Until then...get some rest, find your Zen, and read some poetry. :)
An ultra quick update:
Music. Poetry. Interpretation. Analysis. Collaboration. Articulation.
It was a good week. And as we spent time presenting our songs** and analysis to the class, I do want to say, there was a level of depth in your work that I'm not sure I've seen yet this year.
HERE is the task sheet.
HERE is the graphic organizer.
HERE is the presentation evaluation.
**6th period -- there are many presentations left to give, and many snowflakes forecasted to fall. Please consider presenting to 1st period AP Lit; a 10th grade class; a second lunch small group; an after-school small group.