We got back into poetry today after spending a week on PARCC testing. We used this poem to talk about tone before using a second poem and our Poetry Terms handout to discuss the effect of different poetic devices. Students then began an assignment in Google Classroom where they choose their own poem to identify terms and describe their effect on the poem.
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.