Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Opinions & The Word Wall

After our second opinion poll (at Google Classroom), we started and nearly finished the word wall project.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello Shakespeare, My Old Friend

We just scratched the surface of our look at Shakespeare today, going over the unit objective and our feelings about Shakespeare generally. We wrapped up with a quick opinion poll and discussion.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Have a Great Break!

After a short poetry terms quiz, students had the remainder of the period to finish up their various poems, clean up their writer's notebook, and start polishing up their favorite poem. Students handed in writer's notebooks on the way out the door.

Thursday, 4/13

Today we explored free verse poetry, writing our own or with a bit of help from the authors we've read this year.

Wednesday, 4/12

Today, after a short poetry terms review quiz, we continued our sonnet work with students trying their hand at writing their own sonnets.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pop Sonnets & Shakespeare

We began the day looking a couple of Pop Sonnets (Google it) and then studied Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Poems: Sonnets

Today we looked a couple of sonnets.