Any work missed during the unit must be made up within 1 - 2 days of missing the work. See Mrs. Ayres during Tribe Time to get make up work or schedule after school time.
2/14/13: Write a poetry reflection and "I am thirteen/fourteen" poem. 15 points.
2/19/13: How to read a poem (Write instructions for how to read a poem including everything we've done so far). This is a mini assessment. 10 points.
2/19/13: Vocabulary Unit 4-1 organizer. Watch the Powtoon vocabulary video in Edmodo and complete the organizer. Due Friday, 2/22/13 for vocabulary matching activity.
2/20/13: Write a concrete (shape) poem or a poem in which you use line breaks and white space deliberately to create a rhythm. 10. points.
2/21/13: Write a definition of poetry. 5 points.
2/22/13: Write a poem with a theme of self and identity (about yourself). 10 points.
2/22/13: Vocabulary Unit 4-1 in-class matching activity. Study organizer for QUIZ on Monday 2/25. 15 points for organizer completion (including Edmodo questions).
2/25/13: Vocabulary Unit 4-1 QUIZ (Edmodo). 20 points.
2/26/13: Figurative Language organizer (2 days in class) complete for homework. Use all poems received so far. Find examples of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, understatement, symbol. Complete all boxes in organizer with specific examples from poems. 25 points.
3/1/13: Free Write (start with "The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you--Then it will be true. I wonder if it's that simple?" (from "Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes). 10 points.
3/4/13: Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting two poets: Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman based on the poems, "I Hear America Singing," and "I, Too, Sing America." 5 items in each section of the Venn diagram. 15 points.
3/5/13: Write a sonnet, either Italian or English. Follow all rules of the sonnet: 14 lines, 10 syllables each line, rhyme scheme (English: ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG. Italian: ABAB, ABAB, CDE, CDE), line breaks (Italian only). Topic? What do you love?
3/22/13: Culminating Poetry Project Due!!! All assignments need parent signature. All projects (3 options) worth 100 points. In class workshops weeks of 3/11-3/15 and 3/18-3/21. No late work accepted.
3/27/13: END OF MARKING PERIOD!!! ALL INDEPENDENT READING WORK IS DUE!!!!
Accelerated Reader Points: 30 points required (weighted to 50 points in grade book). Extra credit available for more points.
3 Book Reviews @ 30 points each = 90 points for the marking period. Extra Book Reviews get rewarded.
Reading Logs: 3 Reading logs per each 6 cycle days (Clinic time provided daily) for a total of 12 reading logs (3 full pages, front and back) for 2nd half of marking period = 120 points. Extra credit available for extra reading logs or recovery of points for first half of marking period.
***Modifications to these requirements are made with Reading Specialist or Learning Support Teachers only.