MondayApril 28, 2014Bellwork #1: What do you notice about this sentence? Some of the clashes rip through the night like a bass line vibrating massive speakers. Get out your final draft **You must have rough draft and your TWO credible source sheets out, too** We need composition books.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry test tomorrow! • NOT open book!
Prediction… Pg. 60 Make a T-chart in your composition book: I predict____ will happenbecause… 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7-
Look at these words • Read over them and circle 5 words that stick out to you • Let’s make our first prediction: in your composition book, make your prediction about the MOOD of this poem
galleon - a large ship
cobbles - partially rounded rocks used for road paving
ostler -person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable
rapier - slender, sharply pointed sword
Make a connection between words Look at my example…. Your turn… Now, share with your partner.
Mood… • What is your mood on this wonderful Monday? • Let’s read this and tell me the mood: The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
First Read: “The Highwayman” • We will read each stanza together • You will draw out to the side of each stanza what you see in your mind. • We will do the first one together, you will then make a prediction in your composition book
2nd Read: • You and your partner will read together, alternating each stanza. • As you read, stop after each stanza and write out to the left hand side what is going on in your own words. YOU MAY DISCUSS WITH YOUR PARTNER BEFORE YOU WRITE. • You will now discuss with your group what each stanza is really saying. Agree and write down ONE answer on the sticky note. • My runner needs to bring it to the chart when you are COMPLETELY finished.
3rd Read: • Let’s re-read it and discuss what this is about!
Ballad A ballad is a narrative poem that tells a dramatic story, which often speaks of love, death, the supernatural or a combination of these, through simple narration or dialogue.
SSR Time • You will read quietly for the remainder of the time. I’m coming around to document what page you are on!