We continue poetry and poetic devices by composing and performing original slam poetry. This project grade counts as a major assessment. Project rubric and other details are in Google Classroom. Here's how the week pans out:
We begin a two-week session on poetry, culminating in students performing their own, original work in a poetry slam. The first week looks like this:
CHANGE 1, (19 September) reflected below: Test is moved to Thursday due to Friday deadline for grade posting.
This week, we'll read, analyze, and talk about two stories from our textbook: "Clean Sweep," by Joan Bauer; and "The Tell Tale Heart," by Edgar Allen Poe. Reflections assignment will count as a quiz grade; test on Thursday will count as an assessment grade. Library book checks Tuesday-Friday for grades. Vocabulary words, links to the text, and audio versions of the stories are below. Here's how it in weekly calendar format:
We'll do some expository writing this week, eventually creating two works. At the end of the week, students will have the opportunity to present one of these works to the class. Here's how it looks in graphic format:
We come off Labor Day with a short week, a week we'll spend continuing to explore the question "Who Am I?" Specifically, we'll read two stories from the textbook: "Medicine Bag," and "Who Are You Today, Maria?" We'll complete "Reflections" on these stories, and, on Friday, have a test on content, connections, and vocabulary. Here's how the week pans out:
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