Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Work period: Finish TPS-FAST Analyses and Four Poetry Journal Entries (due at end of period)
Continue drafting biographical essay (draft due tomorrow).

HW: Draft biographical essay - due tomorrow. Memorize 5 or more lines of your classic poem (memorization check Thursday or Friday). Draft your creative response to your classic poem for the final exam (6 or more lines, in a form similar to the poem's).

Friday, June 3, 2011


Grammar - Who, That, Which
Explain how to approach crafting a response to your classic poem: examine the poem for shift (good place to interrupt with your response); find three or more figurative language patterns (necessary to emulate some of the poet's stylistic techniques in your response); identify the theme or meaning of the poem (and decide whether your response will agree or disagree).

Submit MLA format bibliography drafts to bin

Work time: TPS-FAST, journal entries, analyzing classic poem/drafting response, etc. Click here for sample TPS-FAST analysis, sample poetry journal entry, sample classic poem and response

HW: Continue working on poetry projects! Due Tuesday, 6/7: ALL FOUR TPS-FAST analyses and FOUR poetry journal entries. Due Wednesday, 6/8: Draft of biographical essay for poet study project. Due Thursday, 6/9 OR Friday, 6/10: Memorization check of first 5 lines of classic poem and draft of original poem response.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Computer Lab: select Classic Poem and submit for approval; work on bibliography (due tomorrow!) or get started on biographical essay

HW: MLA Format bibliography with seven entries (four poems, three research sites for your biography) due tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Introduce Biographical Essay part of the Poet Study Project

HW: Search for a classic poem to memorize, respond to, and perform (poem due tomorrow at end of class for my approval!) Continue working on TPS-FAST Analysis and Poetry Journal Entries for your four poems (due 6/7). See my Sample Poetry Journal Entry. Continue working on MLA Format bibliography of seven entries (four poem entries plus three biographical research entries), due Friday 6/3. Email me if you need help!