The You Choose a Poem assignment in Google Classroom was due at 7:30 this morning. If you did not turn it in, you should absolutely turn it in late rather than taking a zero. We dove into our poetry unit summative assessment today by starting this worksheet — students had the option of completing it on paper or Classroom. Students received a copy of “The Lanyard” last class — they will need to identify poetic devices and analyze the effects of these devices on the tone and meaning of the poem. We will continue working on this essay throughout the week.
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.