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Enter the classroom silently. Retrieve any materials you may need before the bell rings. Get started on your daily grammar activity. Welcome Back travelers…. Tuesday, October 9 th , 2012. Student Discovery. Group Work Expectations: No more than four people in each group

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welcome back travelers

Enter the classroom silently.

Retrieve any materials you may need before the bell rings.

Get started on your daily grammar activity.

Welcome Back travelers…

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

student discovery
Student Discovery
  • Group Work Expectations:
    • No more than four people in each group
    • Each member of the group will have a specific role based on Ms. Cohen’s assignment
    • Count off
    • Low Voice Level
    • Remain in your seats and raise your hand if you need anything. Do not call out.
    • Any not following of directions will result in our consequence system and possible removal from activity.
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Student Discovery
  • As a group you may choose one of the following topics:
    • Poetry as a tool of the Civil Rights Movement
    • Poetry as a form of commemoration of the Holocaust
    • Poetry as an Expression of Identity
    • Poetry as a Form of Social Critique
  • Send one group representative to the front to retrieve your poem and article
  • Read the biography of the poet
  • Read the poem
  • Prepare for presentation
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Student Discovery
  • Requirements:
    • Find two literary devices in the poem and explain how they add to the meaning and reader’s understanding of the poem
    • Identify the “social issue” being discussed in the poem
    • Create a definition of poetry and a visual representation of that definition based on your poem.
    • Draw visual and write definition of poetry on construction paper. Make sure work is neat and appealing.
    • Be prepared to present to the class.
presentations
Presentations
  • Be respectful.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Be engaged.
true colors
“True Colors”
  • Partner Share
today we will be able to
Today we will be able to…
  • Analyze a poem’s meaning by paraphrasing sections of the poem.
  • Identify and analyze the use of figurative language in a poem.
figurative language
Figurative Language
  • Metaphor: a comparison that does not use “like” or “as”
  • Simile: a comparison that uses “like” or “as”
  • Personification: giving an object humanlike qualitites
analyzing figurative language
Analyzing Figurative Language
  • Read your poem with your group TWICE.
  • Analyze the title of the poem.
  • Paraphrase the poem.
  • Analyze the figurative language in the poem.

ONE member from each group (the expert) will teach other groups about your poem.