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Homework Blog Spring 2016

Monday, May 9

posted May 9, 2016, 4:55 PM by Connie Somers

In class today ...
  • I collected Poetry Anthologies and Slam Poems
  • We started reading Cowboy, Indian, and the Fervent Feminist
Homework ...
  • Memorize your Slam Poem

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posted May 2, 2016, 4:53 PM by Connie Somers

Monday, May 2
  • Turned in Nature Poems today
  • Watched more of Poetry Slam
Homework ...
  • Slam Poem, due no later than Friday (preferably on Wednesday0
  • Poetry Anthology is due Monday May 9
  • Poetry Slam has been changed to Friday, May 13

Wednesday, April 27

posted Apr 27, 2016, 6:00 PM by Connie Somers

In class ...
Shared love poems
handed out information of poetry anthology and slam poem
Started watching Def Poetry (poetry slams)

Tuesday, April 26

posted Apr 26, 2016, 1:12 PM by Connie Somers

Today in class
  • Read around with Political Poems
  • Intro to "love poems"
Homework ...
  • Write a love poem (ch. 23).  Due tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 19

posted Apr 19, 2016, 4:03 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class :   double dactyl practice!

Write two lines of iambic pentameter that rhyme ( a couplet).  The assigned topic is your passions.

Friday, April 15

posted Apr 15, 2016, 11:13 AM by Connie Somers

Happy Friday!

For homework:
Read over chapter 16 and make sure that you understand the idea of meter in poetry (especially the idea of unstressed and stressed syllables).  There is more explanation of meter in chapter 17.

Then, go to chapter 18 and read the instructions (and samples) for writing a limerick.  Your homework is to write a limerick. Have fun with this form, and be creative!

Monday, April 11

posted Apr 11, 2016, 5:11 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Passed back stories
  • I read one of your poems (your choice)
  • Intro to "The Poem as Photograph" ch. 11
  • Choose a photograph that means something to you and write a poem, using poems from ch. as models. Due on Wednesday.
  • For tomorrow, bring scissors, glue sticks, white out, black sharpies, magazines and newspapers for tomorrow.

Friday, April 8

posted Apr 8, 2016, 4:00 PM by Connie Somers

Homework for the weekend

Bring a Family Picture for the poetry activity on Monday

Wednesday, April 6

posted Apr 6, 2016, 4:33 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class:  
We began the Literary Event (analyzing the short stories in panels)

Read poems from chapter 9 and write a Controlling Metaphor poem.  Due on Friday.

Thursday, March 17

posted Mar 17, 2016, 3:53 PM by Connie Somers

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Today in Class ...
- You finished up your Updraft conferences
- we finished up with ch. 1 in Poetry book

Ch 1 - write poem 1,2, or 3  typed!  Bring tomorrow!

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