- Mrs. Stender was here to talk to us about the AP EXAM information she has.
- MARCH 13TH is the DEADLINE for registering for the exam.
- Take the info. home to your parents, please.
- We talked about pages B9 and B10 and noted where these phrases originated from in mythology, and how and why they are still used today.
- I talked about the important of reading the text with FRESH EYES, not going in with any pre-conceived ideas about the play. I also talked about the need to respect everyone else's ideas during discussion next week.
- Homework for Monday--read pages 11-28 of the play, and answer the study guide questions #1-10 on page B11 of your textbook.
Quite Work Time
We had about thirty-five minutes to work, so people did one or more of the following:
- finished the mythology powerpoint, and saved it in the AP folder
- worked on the Frankenstein essay
- read Oedipus
- Imagery--we read the Bronte sentence on page 53, and we took daily notes. We discussed our answers. We talked about how even one word can convey a sight or a sound, and sometimes both.
- I handed back the first drafts of the Sense Poem. I talked about four things you need to consider as you do your final draft: title, punctuation, last line, letting the lines flow naturally. I also handed out the rubric and went over it. We spent time creating our final drafts, filling out the rubric, then turning them in.
- Tanaeya read her story from a while back. :-) It was funny, and filled with clichés.
Life at Thirty
- I read the rest of these pieces, then we had the reveal of who wrote which one.
- Musical Memoir (See the little slip I gave you in class.)
- The Sounds of Silence
- Got a Bee In Your Bonnet?
- The first one had to do with words that have a silent letter (dumb; gnat; corps), and the second involved listing words with three or more of the same letters (beekeeper; Australia). We spent time coming up with words, and then we shared them with the whole class.
- Form and Meaning (Follow the directions on page 5 of the text. Focus on the SOUNDS of your words, more than their meaning.) We talked some about sound elements: alliteration, cacophony, harmony, assonance, consonance, rhythm, rhyme, onamotopoeia....
- Sentence as a Poem--we typed this up (handwritten yesterday).
Ending the Week
- Everyone wrote three nice things about every other person in class. We shared a few, then passed our comments to the subject.