January 9th, 2015
Happy Friday, Advanced Creative Writing!
Class = 11:20-1:00
“B” Lunch = 11:58-12:23
(Be back on times, lovelies, or bring a pass from the office—please and thank you!)
- Remember your poetry elements doc in our class google folder. You have a personalized doc, all your own. And you’ve got a variety of elements there to use to craft your own poetry. Please use that resource to make your writing more powerful.
- Our class pinterest board
It is all about POETRY today! :-)
- Number the quotes on page 9 now.
- ’ll give you a quote from page 9 to analyze and respond to—do that now on page 10!
- When you finish your analysis and response, read and annotate the poem on page 11, “Ten Definitions of Poetry.”
- Please make at least twenty annotations.
- Annotations can include defining vocab words.
Started @ 11:28; ending around 11:43-ish
Sharing Your Work
- Trade page 10 with your partner.
- Put a box around the box you feel is your partner’s best thinking.
- Read over the responses, then leave three sentences for response on the page.
- Sign your name at the bottom.
- Return the paper to your partner.
- Read the comments you got from your partner on page 10.
B” Lunch = 11:58-12:23
Whole Class Sharing
Select ONE of the boxes to share with the class as a way of deepening our understanding of the quote.
- Translate the quote into your own words.
- Argue in three sentences how this quote is a true definition of poetry (example; for-instance; specific poem you’ve read).
- Argue in three sentences how this quote is not a true definition of poetry (what is lacking; specific poem you’ve read; for-instance)
- Put your name at the top of page 10, and turn it in to the drawer for a daily grade.
Trio Poem Discussion
1. Read “Ten Definitions of Poetry” by Carl Sandburg on page 11.
2. Consider the definition of the verb “define”:
a. —-to specify;
b. --to determine the essential quality of;
c. --to determine the nature of
3. Discuss what you think each line of Sandburg’s definition means—unpack it; consider the possibilities.
4. Share several of your annotations during dicussion of the poem.
Trio Poem Creation (changed to DUO, for our class, due to numbers this term)
- Create a poem list called “Ten Definitions of Poetry” that your group feels DEFINES what poetry is to you.
- (Each person comes up with approximately three definition lines.)
- What do each of YOU think are the defining elements of a poem?
- Create it and save it in google docs. The folder is called “Ten Definitions”.
- All members of your trio type on the same doc!
- Save it as your three last names, please.
- You have until 12:50 to discuss, then start creating your masterpiece.
WE#2: “What I Did on a Rainy Day” Poem--(p. 5)
- Read May Swenson’s poem on page 5.
- Annotate—what poetic elements is she using in her poem? In other words, HOW is she doing WHAT she is doing?
- Now you type a poem, “What I Did on a ________ __________”. Do what Swenson does!
- What I Did on a Snowy Evening
- What I Did on a ______ _______
- What I Did on a ______ _______
1. Paint an image in reader’s head
2. Use alliteration.
3. Focus on nature.
4. Length = Minimum fifteen lines
5. Spacing = Spacing up to you
6. Heading = MLA format
7. Turn-in = Saved in our class google folder as your last name by classtime Monday.