I led students through some pre-writing exercises to practice creating metaphors from objects exercise; these exercises, along with the personification activity from Wednesday, could easily turn themselves into Poem 2 or 3. Then students worked on an assignment on Google Classroom where they chose a new published poem to type up and, this time, identify figurative language. We quickly went over musical sounds of poetry before reading an example of a poem with strict form. We started looking at some of the patterns in this type of poem, and we’ll continue with it next week. Homework: finish today’s choose-a-poem assignment, and do some thinking and pre-writing on your own about Poem #2 and #3
This class will be an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively through writing. You will get a chance to try many different genres of writing and practice the writing process. You will get to help others improve their writing, and the favor will be returned to you with your own writing. By the end of the class, you will develop a portfolio of your best, most polished work.
Note: I teach two sections of this class on different days. When possible, I will use the same entry for both Red and Gold days. When impossible, I will post a separate summary for each day.