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  1. What is poetry? Wednesday, December 03, 2013 “Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.” Robert Frost

  2. Vocabulary • Today’s Root Word of the Day: • Fer(ous) bearing, producing or yielding • Words derived from today’s root word: (look them up today!) • Auriferous • Coniferous • Odoriferous • Pestiferous • Proliferous • Somniferous • Vociferous

  3. More Vocabulary “Your services will be terminated if you persist in disregarding our requirement of punctuality” is a(n) _____. It would be more direct to say, “You will be dismissed if you come late again. ___ students who carry on noisy conversations in the library prevent others from concentrating. A course in ___ can help one to become an effective public speaker. The referee held a short ___ with the judges before announcing the winner. Witnesses appearing before the investigating committee found that its chief counsel was the principal ___; the committee members asked very few questions. This morning’s rain was ___ , starting and stopping several times. A distinguished veteran diplomat has been chosen as the President’s ___ to the international conference. You must ___ the mortgage payment by the tenth of month. My large searchlight can ___ a powerful beam. We gave you our word; we will not go back on our ___ . Three months ago, the patient’s recovery seemed unlikely, but then, miraculously, there was a(n) ___ .

  4. Schedule B part 2

  5. What are we doing? • Progression – • **Clarification will be fielded on Conference days with students. • As a group you will read and complete exercises for phrases and clauses in Writing and Grammar. You will be expected to divide the work load so that all exercises are completed. p.296 Exercise 1 • p. 297 Exercise 3 • p. 298 Exercises 5 & 6 • p. 300 Exercises 7 & 8 • p. 301 Exercise 9 • p. 302 Exercise 10 • p. 304 Exercise 11 & 12

  6. Reflection • Compose two responses (each a 2 paragraph minimum): • Students will compose two responses (each a 2 paragraph minimum): • Evaluate the theme of a poem you liked that you discovered in this unit (either on your own or one assigned as a class or group.) What poetic forms, devices, and/or forms of figurative language are used to deliver this theme creatively? You may use the poetry notes link under poetry from my website to help you. • Summarize a poem that you liked but did not choose to share in your share-a poem project: • Why did you like it? List for or more terms from the poetry notes that were used in constructing this poem for you. Keyword: poemsum

  7. Inquiry/Research • Students will read the poetry of Emily Dickinson (Daybook pages 86, 87, 89, and 91. • One pair from the group will be responsible for completing the exercises accompanying the poem in the Daybook to share on Peer Share Day. Each pair will be responsible for a different “lesson” from the group of Emily Dickenson poems. If you have 4 people, then your group is expected to complete 2 lessons. If you have 6 people, your group is expected to complete three lessons. If there are three students, two lessons. If there are five students, 2 lessons.

  8. Peer Share • The library cart is here and it is full of poetry anthologies. Your goal is to read a minimum of ten poems this class period. Use the poetry log so that you remember them. Since this is a peer share day, you may share or point out cool poems to your group mates.

  9. What are we doing? • Conference – You will share their “best” original poem generated from the Daybook exercises. • You will share your concerns about the poetry unit or problems you may be experiencing with the summative assessments: Share A Poem and Original Poetry Notebook.