Thursday, May 17th

We discussed chapters 2-3 of The Chrysalids using “fan fiction,” the “dog-lobster-desert” activity, and a clip from Pan’s Labyrinth which we will finish and discuss next class.

Olivia, Michi, Kayla, and Minchan are the “fan fiction” editors today.  They must post their edited story in the comment box below by 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 18th. There will be late marks deducted if you don’t meet the deadline.  The post won’t appear until I approve it.

Everyone must read chapters 4-5 of The Chrysalids  for next class.

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Tuesday, May 15th

We worked through chapter one of The Chrysalids, including doing two activities, “hunt the mutant” and the “telephone game,” to illustrate points made in the novel.  Be sure you have the notes on the significance of these activities.

We added to the “fan fiction” we wrote last class, and passed these to the team editors (Sophia, Laura, Alex, Dylan and Sai). The editor of each “community” must EDIT and POST the “fan fiction” entry of the day in the comment box below by no later than 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16th.

EVERYONE must read chapters 2-3 for next class.

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Friday, May 11th

Everyone presented their POETRY SOCIETY MEETINGS today.

After this we swapped text books, and did an introduction to The Chrysalids.  This included reading “There Will Come Soft Rains” and writing the first chapter of our “fan fiction.”  Please bring this to class on Tuesday.

Read chapter 1 of The Chrysalids.

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Wednesday, May 9th

The commentary on poetry was returned today.

We watched key scenes from The Dead Poets Society to see examples of each of the following roles:

  1.  Neil:  invocation (published poem that sets the mood and introduces the theme)
  2. Todd:  barbaric yawp…spontaneous poem describing imagery, giving it action, using a simile, and ending with a poetic, memorable line
  3. Dalton:  poetrusic…reading poetry accompanied with a musical instrument
  4. Knox:  tell the group of your reading of a person to a significant person…fill out the signed proof
  5. Meeks:  read a rhythmic poem that the group joins in with to close the meeting

Remember not to just read the poems but to “let the words drip from your tongues like honey.”  30 marks

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Monday, May 7th

We wrote the in class COMMENTARY today:

  • Choose any two poems we have discussed in class and figure out what they have IN COMMON.  This will be the TOPIC or THEME of your commentary.
  • In the opening paragraph, tell an anecdote of an experience that you have had that illustrates this TOPIC/ THEME.
  • In the second and third paragraph, discuss WHAT EACH poem says about the TOPIC/THEME, and HOW it is expressed (in other words, the use of language…like what you did when you presented your song lyrics).
  • In the closing paragraph, comment on WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED about the TOPIC/ THEME based on these poems and your experience.

After the commentary, we shall continue with our Dead Poets Society Project.

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Thursday, May 3rd

We went over THE COMMENTARY you will be writing on Monday, May 7th.  You should look up the lyrics if necessary and prepare an outline BEFORE  next class.

  • Choose any two poems we have discussed in class and figure out what they have IN COMMON.  This will be the TOPIC or THEME of your commentary.
  • In the opening paragraph, tell an anecdote of an experience that you have had that illustrates this TOPIC/ THEME.
  • In the second and third paragraph, discuss WHAT EACH poem says about the TOPIC/THEME, and HOW it is expressed (in other words, the use of language…like what you did when you presented your song lyrics).
  • In the closing paragraph, comment on WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED about the TOPIC/ THEME based on these poems and your experience.

After the commentary, we shall continue with our Dead Poets Society Project.

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Tuesday, May 1st

After watching the Utopia commercials and voting, we continued presenting our Lyric Poetry.

We will be writing a Poetry Commentary on Monday, May 7th.

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Friday, April 27th

The PARODY OF MARLOWE poem is due on Tuesday, May 1st (35 marks)

  • 6 quatrains
  • rhyming couplets
  • iambic tetratmetre ( 8 syllables per line)
  • alliteration
  • imagery (visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory, gustatory)
  • connotative language
  • wit, creativity

Today, most of the class presented their song lyrics and commented on the meaning of the text and showed us why it is poetic.  We will finish the presentations next class before carrying on with poetry.

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Wednesday, April 25th

We went over the criteria for the PARODY OF MARLOWE poem which is due on Tuesday, May 1st (35 marks)

  • 6 quatrains
  • rhyming couplets
  • iambic tetratmetre ( 8 syllables per line)
  • alliteration
  • imagery (visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory, gustatory)
  • connotative language
  • wit, creativity

We then read, discussed and listened to a number of poetic lyrics:  “Big Yellow Taxi,” “The Rose that grew from concrete,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Hallelujah,” “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Look through the lyrics of the songs you listen to and pick one to share with the class. Be prepared to explain why your selection is POETIC.

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Friday, April 20th

We discussed a number of poems today while focusing on IMAGERY, CONNOTATION, METRE, and RHYME SCHEME.  These included “Dream Deferred,” “Fire and Ice,” “The Passionate Shepherd,” and “Love Under the Republicans (or Democrats).”

We analyzed the FORM of “The Passionate Shepherd” and noted how this was echoed in the parodies.  I will review the criteria with you on Wednesday, and then YOU will write your own parody of the poem.

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