Pre-AP English 2

Week of March 20-24, 2017

*** I will update the plans each day this week, depending on how far we reach.

Monday, March 20, 2017

  1. Discuss the pros and cons of poetry
  2. Work on “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
  3. Work through the poem line-by-line

Defined words: connotation, denotation, figurative meaning, literal meaning, meter, rhyme.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  1. Continue working on “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
  2. Begin Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Daily”

Defined words: apostrophe, hyperbole, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  1. Continue “Daily”

Defined words: paradox, personification, pun simile synecdoche

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  1. Begin the activity by showing Van Gogh's Sunflowers on the overhead. As students walk in ask them to write single words and phrases to describe the painting.
  2. When students have completed the task, ask for volunteers to give responses.
  3. Next, ask for volunteers to read the poem "Cripple" by Carl Sandburg aloud so that the poem is read at least three times aloud in class.
  4. Next, ask for student's reaction to the poem and discuss possible meanings of the poem as well as metaphors used.
  5. Have students get into groups of three. Pass out a poster board with the quote “there is no blue without yellow and without orange” by Van Gogh.
  6. Give each student one paint color. Explain that they must work together to paint a picture depicting the quote without talking. The picture must be cohesive.
  7. Give students time to clean up,

Defined words: Poetic Devices: irony, imagery, synesthesia, symbols

Friday, March 24, 2017

  1. PAARC review

Enjoy Spring Break!!!

 

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