- We reviewed how to keep track of your reading on the pink daily reading log.
- We talked about how to react when someone brings treats. :-)
- We recorded the current books we're reading on the Reading Record.
- Five people gave book quick-talks.
- We read for about an hour.
- Cut-up vocabulary #3 cards
- "To An Athlete Dying Young" w/three annotations and p. 91
- Life and death dates for Housman = 1859-1936; poem's publication date = 1896; English
- Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young"
- We read Dylan Thomas' essay, "On the Words in Poetry", on pages 96-6, then discussed our reactions to it.
- I read Dylan Thomas' poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night", and then we broke into trios to respond to the questions on page 93.
- I read two sound poems--"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carol, and "A Nosty Fright" by May Swenson. We talked about how important sound is in both those poem, and we imagined what Dylan Thomas would say about them.
- We went through the new words one time.
- Re-read "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" on page 92.
- Listen to the author read the poem (website listed on page 92).
- Respond to the four RJ questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
- Orange sheet over pages 4-5
#1--Around the Block--Imagine you're walking down a block in your neighborhood. Write a poem in which you describe everything you see along the way.
- I explained how to do the MLA format.
- I talked a bit about checking out iBooks.
- I had everyone create a folder in the Student Volume for Creative Writing stuff.
- I showed three models of this poem from past years, and I talked about the possibilities for this assignment.
- We took twenty-ish minutes to type our experiments.
- We saved them, printed them, then turned them in.
- We talked about what they are, and why we want to avoid them in our writing (p. 18).
- Everyone came up with seven anti-cliches (p. 18). We shared them with partners, then selected one to read to the class.
- Everyone read over the in-class assignment for tomorrow--Trio Cliche Story (p. 21)