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Intro to Lit Ms. Neill 4/14/14. Sonnets and Syllables. Entrance Ticket. Count the syllables in the following lines. (11) Write the number of syllables in your blue book. (12) 1. How ma ny syll ab les are in this ques tion? 2. I like to eat pizza. It is cheesy.

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Intro to lit ms neill 4 14 14

Intro to Lit

Ms. Neill

4/14/14

Sonnets and Syllables


Entrance ticket

Entrance Ticket

  • Count the syllables in the following lines. (11)

  • Write the number of syllables in your blue book. (12)

    1. Howmany syllables are in this question?

    2. I like to eat pizza. It is cheesy.

    3. My baby sister's name is Janell.

    4. My fish are the best pets in the world.


Sonnets and syllables

EQ

  • How can we express emotion through poetic form?


Announcements

Announcements

THURSDAY is our sonnet slam!

Also on Thursday, we'll have a BATTLE OF THE BOOKS—the whole school is participating. I'll ask you fact-based questions about the books you've read in English class this year.

The winner out of the freshman English classes will progress to the next round.


Agenda

Agenda

  • [in a minute, we will] circle up! (syllable game)

  • Syllable presentation + quiz game

  • Remodeling the pizza sonnet

  • Remodeling your own sonnet

  • Pair-checking syllable counts

  • Sharing sonnets

  • Self-assessing (grading yourself on how on-task you were and how correct your sonnet's syllable counts are)

  • Snaps!


Circle up syllable game

Circle up! → Syllable Game

  • One student says an appropriate word.

  • The next student says how many syllables were in that word and suggests a new word.

  • The next students says how many syllables were in that word and suggests a new word.

    Eliminated people can get back in by saying the syllable count before the person whose turn it is.


Syllable strategies

Syllable Strategies

  • Presentation on how to count/add/remove syllables

  • You take notes in your blue book

  • Quiz game afterwards


Definition of syllable

Definition of Syllable

  • A unit of letters you can say without changing your mouth position.

  • SYL – LA – BLE

  • PI – ZZA

  • SIS – TER

  • TAY – LOR

  • FAV – O – RITE


Counting syllables

Counting Syllables

  • To count how many syllables there are...

    • Say the sentence out loud.

    • Every time your mouth position changes, count another syllable on your fingers.

  • I count syll – a – bles like it's my job.


Try it

Try it!

  • How many syllables are in this question?

  • “I wish I could've seen her face.”

  • “Unbelievably, I meant what I said.”

  • “Chinese food is delicious.”


How many syllables in a line

How many syllables in a line?

  • 9, 10, or 11 syllables per line in a sonnet

  • A lot of famous people, including Shakespeare, wrote sonnets this way

  • You will change your sonnets to make sure there are 9, 10, or 11 syllables in each line


Fun fact

Fun Fact

  • “iambic pentameter”

    • 10 syllables per line

    • 5 syllables emphasized per line

  • Most of Shakespeare's plays, including Romeo and Juliet, are written in iambic pentameter


Strategies for getting to 9 10 or 11 syllables

Strategies for Getting to 9, 10, or 11 Syllables

To fix short lines:

  • Add a sentence

  • Add “really,” “oh yeah,” “very,” “and also”

    To fix long lines:

  • Take out a sentence

  • Take out “really,” “very,” and descriptive words


Adding syllables

Adding Syllables

  • Add a sentence

    • If your line is “Video games are the best” (7)

    • ADD: “I love games” (3)

    • For: “I love games. Video games are the best” (10)

    • If your line is “I love combos” (4)

    • ADD: “You know what I love?” (5)

    • For: “You know what I love? I love combos.”


Adding syllables1

Adding Syllables

  • Add “really,” “very,” “oh yeah,” etc.

    • Line with 8 syllables: Pizza is the best thing ever.

    • I need 1, 2, or 3 more syllables.

    • “Really” has 2 syllables.

    • Line with 10 syllables: Pizza is really the best thing ever.


Getting rid of syllables

Getting Rid of Syllables

  • Take out descriptive words

    • Old line: “My sister is super great because she is cool.” (12)

    • New line: “My sister is great because she is cool.” (10)


Getting rid of syllables1

Getting Rid of Syllables

  • Take out a sentence

    • Old line: “I like pizza. Pizza is really cheesy and delicious.” (15)

    • New line: “Pizza is cheesy and delicious.” (9)


Getting the right amount of syllables

Getting the Right Amount of Syllables

  • Adding or removing contractions (“can't” instead of “cannot”)

    • Old line: “When I go to the store they are always there.” (11)

    • New line: “When I go to the store they're always there” (10)

      A contraction is squishing two words together and using an apostrophe to indicate that.


Quiz game

Quiz Game!

  • Each team has a whiteboard and a marker

  • Switch who writes each time

  • Whichever team gets the board up first with the correct answer gets the point


Q1 how many syllables are in this question

Q1. How many syllables are in this question?


Q1 how many syllables are in this question1

Q1. How many syllables are in this question?

A1. 11


Q2 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it

Q2. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

Harry went to the store and bought some awesome snacks.


Q2 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it1

Q2. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

Harry went to the store and bought some awesome snacks.

A2. 12


Q3 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it

Q3. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

I live in Providence, Rhode Island.


Q3 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it1

Q3. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

I live in Providence, Rhode Island.

A3. 9


Q4 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it

Q4. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

I am going to write a correct sonnet.


Q4 read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it1

Q4. Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

I am going to write a correct sonnet.

A4. 11


Q5 read the sentences below and tell me how many syllables are in them total

Q5. Read the sentences below and tell me how many syllables are in them (total).

I love pizza. Pizza may be the best thing ever.


Q5 read the sentences below and tell me how many syllables are in them total1

Q5. Read the sentences below and tell me how many syllables are in them (total).

I love pizza. Pizza may be the best thing ever.

A5. 13


Q6 name two strategies you can use to add syllables to a line

Q6. Name two strategies you can use to add syllables to a line.


Q6 name two strategies you can use to add syllables to a line1

Q6. Name two strategies you can use to add syllables to a line.

A6. Add a sentence AND add words like “really,” “very,” “oh yeah”


Q7 name two strategies you can use to get rid of extra syllables

Q7. Name two strategies you can use to get rid of extra syllables


Q7 name two strategies you can use to get rid of extra syllables1

Q7. Name two strategies you can use to get rid of extra syllables

A7. Get rid of a sentence AND get rid of words like “really,” “very,” “oh yeah” AND use contractions like “can't” instead of “cannot”


Q8 how many syllables are in each line of a sonnet

Q8. How many syllables are in each line of a sonnet?


Q8 how many syllables are in each line of a sonnet1

Q8. How many syllables are in each line of a sonnet?

A8. 9, 10, or 11


Q9 how many syllables will be in each line of your sonnet

Q9. How many syllables will be in each line of your sonnet?

A9. 9, 10, or 11


Q10 what is it called when there are 10 syllables in each line and 5 of them are emphasized

Q10. What is it called when there are 10 syllables in each line and 5 of them are emphasized?


Q10 what is it called when there are 10 syllables in each line and 5 of them are emphasized1

Q10. What is it called when there are 10 syllables in each line and 5 of them are emphasized?

A10. Iambic pentameter


Q11 bonus read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it

Q11. BONUS: Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

For two points for your team, figure out how many syllables could possibly be in this sentence.


Q11 bonus read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it1

Q11. BONUS: Read the sentence below and tell me how many syllables are in it.

For two points for your team, figure out how many syllables could possibly be in this sentence.

Q11. 24


Modeling with the pizza sonnet

Modeling with the Pizza Sonnet

  • I'll show you how I change my first stanza.

  • Then, you'll help me change my second stanza.


Example of adding removing syllables

Example of Adding+Removing Syllables

My old lines:

I really like pizza a lot. (7)

Most pizza has tomato sauce and cheese on it. (12)

Pizza is probably the best thing I've ever bought. (13)

Pizza is the reason I'm writing this sonnet. (12)


Example of adding removing syllables1

Example of Adding+Removing Syllables

Old line: I really like pizza a lot. (7)

New line: I really, really like pizza a lot. (9)

Old line: Most pizza has tomato sauce and cheese on it. (12)

New line: Pizza has tomato sauce and cheese on it. (11)


Example

Example

Old line: Pizza is probably the best thing I've ever bought. (13)

New line: Pizza is the best thing I've ever bought. (10)

Old line: Pizza is the reason I'm writing this sonnet. (12)

New line: Pizza's the reason I'm writing this sonnet. (11)


Remodeling your sonnet

Remodeling YOUR Sonnet

  • Change each line of your sonnet to make sure it has 9, 10, or 11 syllables

  • In order to be a sonnet it needs this amount of syllables


Help me with the second stanza

Help me with the second stanza!

Pizza comes in different flavors like vegetable and meat. (14)

I like to get pizza at Peter Piper's with my fiance, (16)

And pepperoni and meatball is what he likes to eat, (14)

But I go with veggie pizza every day. (11)

What can I take out of the first three lines?


Peer check

Peer-Check

  • Swap papers with your partner

  • Check their paper to make sure each line has 9, 10, or 11 syllables

  • Give them a grade out of 14 depending on how many lines have 9, 10, or 11 syllables, still rhyme, and are on-topic


Sharing sonnets

Sharing Sonnets

  • Volunteers may share sonnets with the class for points


Exit ticket

Exit Ticket

  • What is one thing you did well while writing your sonnet?

  • What is one thing you wish you could improve?

  • Give yourself a GRADE out of 10 based on

    • how much of your sonnet is done with the correct amount of syllables in each line

    • how on-task you were today

    • how much you helped others

  • Write down a snap for another student (positive, specific, and class-related).


Snaps

Snaps!

  • Circle up for snaps!


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