I led students through some pre-writing exercises to practice creating metaphors from objects exercise; these exercises, along with the personification activity from last Thursday, could easily turn themselves into Poem 2 or 3. We quickly went over musical sounds of poetry before reading an example of a poem with strict form. We spent a lot of time looking at the patterns in this type of poem, and then students played around with creating their own versions of a Shakespearean sonnet. Homework: 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.