Category Archives: Poetry Thursday Writing

English 9 and Honors English

Poetry Thursday – Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss – respond to this quote: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

Read “Death at the Palace” pp. 703-705 and “Odysseus and Penelope” pp. 706-709; Answer questions-for-odysseypart-2. Write down TWO possible theme statements (using guidelines from PPP theme) for Homer’s Odyssey.

Due Tomorrow: FW#18 fw18-just-one-drop

 

English 9

Poetry Thursday: I have been “Dreaming of a White Christmas”; maybe you are also, or perhaps you are perfectly happy to not see snow all winter or ever again for that matter, so here is your topic: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Or not!!!

We worked on this together taking-notes – practice Works Cited Entries – Please complete. Ask if you need help.

Our next Computer Lab dates: Wed., 12/7; Thurs., 12/8; Fri., 12/9

Honors English

Poetry Thursday: I have been “Dreaming of a White Christmas”; maybe you are also, or perhaps you are perfectly happy to not see snow all winter or ever again for that matter, so here is your topic: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Or not!!!

Due Today (if you didn’t turn it in yesterday) Your sample note card and Works Cited entries taking-notes

Handout on Archetypes archetypal-symbols

Intro info on The Secret Life of Bees archetypesmotifsbees-and-backgroundinfo

Discussion voting-info on General test of Civic Literacy/Competency for being able to vote

English 9

Poetry Thursday: Pick up any book and turn to page 49. Use the first sentence on the page as a writing prompt. Write for 7 minutes.

Tone, Diction, Imagery, Figurative Language Assessment on “A Sound of Thunder”. We will finish tomorrow.

REMEMBER – Due Tomorrow: Friday Writing #9 Reflection on Quarter One friday-writing9-q1reflection

English 9

Poetry Thursday: descriptive-poetry-quickwrite

We are beginning a new unit on Figurative Language and Imagery. Here are the Learning Targets:

  • Students will determine the meaning of words, including Figurative Language and word Connotations as they are used in Literature to impact meaning and Tone.
  • Students will analyze a Point of View (perspective) or cultural experience reflected in literature from outside the United States.
  • Students will understand and interpret the use of Figurative Language and word relationships in context and analyze their role in a literary text.
  • Students will use text evidence to support their analysis of a text.

Use your purple literature book pp 428-9 and beginning p. 1019 (if you are home, use whatever source you can find for definitions)to find the definitions of the following literary terms:

  • Figurative Language (Figures of speech)
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Idiom
  • Imagery

 We completed a group activity with these figlangactivityinstructions, using these words and examples Fig Lang Activity. What you can do in place of the group activity if you were absent is to write 5 examples of each type of figurative language. No need to do this for the term Figurative Language or for imagery just yet.

Due Tomorrow: Friday Writing #7 friday-writing-7

 

Honors English

Poetry Thursday: You walk into your house and it’s completely different — furniture, decor, all changed. And nobody’s home. Write for 7 minutes.

Due Today: 3-2-1’s and GE Questions

Work on Conflicts essays friday-writing-ge-conflicts – Due: Monday, 10/31

Tomorrow is our last day in the computer lab for finishing up group projects. We will begin presentations Monday.

English 9

Poetry Thursday: If you could have a conversation with ANYONE or anything – dead or alive, real or fictional, human or not, who/what would it be, and what would you talk about? Write for 7 minutes.

Final Book Discussion – if you were absent, turn in your job immediately upon returning! Check with your group members about specific research jobs. Research will begin in the computer lab Monday, 05/16

Tomorrow: Act V Romeo and Juliet