Honors 9th Lit. Week 8
Planning Your Week
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:
For your required ode in the poetry anthology, you may write a formal Pindaric or Horatian ode and earn up to 10 points. Follow the examples and instructions at Ode At a Glance; make sure you click on the “Related Pages” at the top (Background, Examples, and Make Your Own) in order to understand the required forms more thoroughly.
M 9/18 – Obtain a copy of The Night Circus and The Tempest; bring to class Fri.
T 9/19 – Bring rough drafts of poetry anthology (poems, annotations & reflections, dear reader letter, visuals, table of contents).
Th 9/21 – Poetry anthology due.
Continue practicing grammar/EOC/PSAT concepts through No Red Ink website. Assignment due Thurs., Sept. 21, 11:59 p.m.
Continue practicing vocabulary on the SpringBoard website through Zinc. The next due date is Friday, 10/6.
Opener: Create a list of your favorite people, places, and things. View examples of figurative language in modern popular music video.
- Activity 4.8: Read “Ode to My Socks” and “Abuelito Who”; examine the form (from Poets.org).
- Compose an ode; use repetition or a refrain for effect; use images, figurative language (recall examples from the video), and vivid verbs to create an emotion; carefully choose line breaks.
Opener: Peer review poetry anthology (students should have at least 6 poems with reflections by now), offering feedback and suggestions. ( Materials that may be useful to consult: Stuffed Poetry handout, anthology tip sheet, anthology checklist)
1. Compile poetry anthology; include the following:
- “Dear Reader” Introduction: Preface to help your reader better understand your writing process and poetry.
- Table of Contents: Present list of 7-8 poems that reflect your best writing in a logically organized manner.
- Reflections/Annotations: Thoroughly reflect to highlight your deliberate and purposeful use of poetic forms and elements. Address all of the bullet points on the reflections tips sheet; use the feedback from the reflection you turned in; annotate your poems to emphasize your purposeful use of poetic elements.
- Visuals: Enhance the anthology with appropriate visuals to increase appeal and emphasize theme and tone.
Opener: Wrap up poetry anthologies.
- Activity 4.11: Read “In Response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Centers.”
- Compose EOC Style Analysis in timed conditions; submit to Turnin.com.
- Revise poems and reflections/annotations; make sure dear reader letter, visuals, and table of contents are in place.
Turn in poetry anthologies.
Review POL tips for memorizing and rubric.
- Rehearse POL in groups; peer review of word emphasis, pacing, gestures, and accuracy.
- Introduce The Night Circus reading schedule and project.
- Read the opening chapter focusing on narrative elements including the structure of the novel.
Continue reading The Night Circus
Opener: Gallery walk pictures for inspiration; choose one.
- View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank and write poems/prose passages to share.
- View the images, selecting one that inspires you.
- Study the picture and construct a hypothetical narrative based on the elements you see.
- Using a list of Shakespearean terms and phrases, choose lines that relate to the picture and your hypothetical narrative.
- Without adding ANY words (articles, prepositions, etc.) students must juxtapose phrases and words to tell the story of their painting.
Closer: Read The Night Circus.
HW: POL presentations Tuesday, October 3; The Night Circus Part I quiz Friday, October 6.