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
- Discuss the pros and cons of poetry
- Work on “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
- Work through the poem line-by-line
Defined words: connotation, denotation, figurative meaning, literal meaning, meter, rhyme.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
- Continue working on “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
- Begin Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Daily”
Defined words: apostrophe, hyperbole, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
- Continue “Daily”
Defined words: paradox, personification, pun simile synecdoche
Thursday, March 23, 2017
- 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.
- When students have completed the task, ask for volunteers to give responses.
- 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.
- Next, ask for student's reaction to the poem and discuss possible meanings of the poem as well as metaphors used.
- 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.
- 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.
- Give students time to clean up,
Defined words: Poetic Devices: irony, imagery, synesthesia, symbols
Friday, March 24, 2017
- PAARC review
Enjoy Spring Break!!!