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Good Afternoon, Welcome to the second half of the school year! Take out your WNB and title the next page “My Favorite Song”Think about a song that you love to listen to, a song with amazing lyrics.Write the lyrics and a brief explanation of what it is you like about it so much.
Introduction to PoetryBilly CollinsI ask them to take a poemand hold it up to the lightlike a color slideor press an ear against its hive.I say drop a mouse into a poemand watch him probe his way out,or walk inside the poem's roomand feel the walls for a light switch.I want them to water skiacross the surface of a poemwaving at the author's name on the shore.But all they want to dois tie the poem to a chair with ropeand torture a confession out of it.They begin beating it with a hoseto find out what it really means.
Which image stands out the most to you in the poem? Sketch a picture in your writers notebook.Write a sentence explaining its meaning.
How to Read a PoemCopy the following notes in your WNB • Read the entire poem – preferably aloud. • What is the overall meaning? Consider the title and form. • What images stand out? Why? • What is confusing? Use context clues to clarify. • What is the theme?
Post – it Poetry • Look back at the song lyrics you started off with today. Choose one word or idea that stands out to you and use it to write a short poem on your Post – it. • Remember, poetry is fun! Don’t stress over it.
Good Afternoon,Today you will need a sheet of paper. • Make 3 observations • Make 3 Inferences • Make 3 Predictions
Malala video -watch this before reading the poem to understand who Malala is and why she cannot return to her home. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/malala-pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-continues-inspire-recovery-17700216 In your textbook, turn to page 752. 1. Read the poem aloud2. Discuss your first reaction. What does the poem mean?3. Discuss form, imagery, allusions, and historical context. (read next slide to do this)4. What is still confusing? Ask questions.5. What is the theme of the poem?
Spotlight On: Li Young Lee • Li Young Lee (1957-), although ethnically Chinese, never lived in China. Because of his father’s politics, his parents were exiled before he was born. Lee was born in Indonesia, but in 1958 his father was taken as a political prisoner and again exiled. Over the next five years, the Lee family lived in Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, finally moving to the United States in 1964. As a boy, Lee found it difficult to adjust to life in the United States. He didn’t talk for a long time because he was embarrassed that he didn’t speak English. This poem is characteristic of Lee in that it addresses the themes of exile and his father.
In short answer format, respond to the following question.Why do the women continue to sing even after they have begun to cry? Consider the poem’s theme of being exiled. Be sure to include text evidence in your response.
Good Afternoon, Pick up your WNB and title the next page “A Few of My Favorite Things.”
A Few of My Favorite Things • List 5 everyday things you are grateful for • List 5 people you admire • List 5 pet peeves, annoyances • List 5 things you want to do before you die
What is an Ode? • A poem that celebrates a subject (person, place, thing) • Goes back to Ancient Greece • Sometimes sung and danced to • Traditionally formal language, but modern odes are less so
“Ode to Pablo’s Tennis Shoes”by Gary Soto • You have in front of you a copy of the poem. This is a CLASS SET so do not take it with you. • Listen as the poem is read aloud twice • Use the guiding questions to discuss the poem • You will write your own “Inspired By” poem using the given guidelines
Guiding Questions • Read the entire poem – preferably aloud. • What is the overall meaning? Consider the title and form. • What images stand out? Why? • What is confusing? Use context clues to clarify. • What is the theme?
You try… • Create a mood that honors your subject. Use words that show how much you value it. • Use figurative language (vivid comparisons, onomatopoeia, strong verbs) to discuss your subject. • Write it like a POEM, not a paragraph.
Good afternoon, Pick up your writers notebook and prepare for a FREEWRITE FRIDAY! • You will write SILENTLY for 10 minutes on the topic of your choice. Do not stop writing until time is up. • Topics to consider – your weekend plans, a subject from yesterday’s lists, your favorite movie, Play-Doh , a letter to a friend. Anything you want, as long as you are writing!
Today we will read the poem “O What is that Sound” by W.H. Auden. Then you will silently read the short story “Fear” and respond to the connection short answer prompt on your paper. Remember to aim for original insight, include text evidence and use all 8 lines.
O, What is That Sound • A conversation between a husband and wife • Notice each stanza is structured with two lines of questions from the wife and two lines of response from the husband. How do we know this?