We continued working on the poetry summative assessment today. Students continued completing the worksheet for imagery, musicality, and figurative language by finding examples of poetic devices in “The Lanyard”. I also walked students through how to convert the information on the worksheet to power paragraphs. The goal by the end of class was to have the worksheet finished and two of the three power paragraphs finished. Homework: if you haven’t met the above goal, please get caught up before the start of Friday’s class.
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.