Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poetweet - 6th grade

Poetweet is a popular form of poetry inspired by Twitter. Twitter users post tweets that are limited to 140 characters; users can create original poems in their tweets, thus creating poetweet.

Write a poetweet, limiting yourself to 140 characters. Each letter, number, and punctuation mark represents a single character. Spaces between words, sentences, and punctuation count as one character blank; line breaks count as one as well.

Make sure to include a graphic that represents your poetweet. Have fun!

Poetweet and Twaiku Poetry Exercise - Tracee Orman, 2011

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Poetry Reflection - 7th Grade

Based on our study of poetry, please take the time now to reflect and respond to what you have learned.

1~ Poetry can be a vital, real part of everyone's life. What place or importance does poetry have in my own life? Does poetry belong to everyone? How do I know?

2~ How does the life and experiences of a poet affect the poem he/she creates?

At the end of your poetry reflection, please attach the links to your poems in the following order:

- Extended Metaphor Poem
- Bio-Poem of a Literary Character
- Where I'm From Poem
- Two-Voice Poem
- Spine Poem
- Found Poem
- Nonsense Poem
- Any additional poems that you may have written and submitted via Blogger

Monday, March 23, 2015

Holocaust AoW Impressions

Today you were educated by your peers as to different topics focusing on the Holocaust.  Now take a moment to reflect upon your impressions of what you have learned from the array of articles in at least two well written paragraphs, using evidence from your graphic organizer.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Berlin Memorial Activity - 8th grade

Based on our Berlin Memorial Activity today in class, take a moment to reflect on what you learned about the Jewish decrees established during the Hitler years.

1- What did you learn?
2- Why do you think this monument was built?
3- What did you notice about the number of laws passed in certain years?
4- Which restrictions do you think you would have the most trouble dealing with and why?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blog for 3/16/15 - 7th Grade

For this week you will be creating a Two Voice Poem based on the book  you are currently reading. 

Two -Voice Poetry
What is a Two-Voice poem?
Two-voice poetry is written for two people to perform. The poetry usually has two columns—one for each person who is reading the poem. Each person reading the poem reads the text in one of the columns. Sometimes, the poet wants the two readers to say something at the same time; so the poet writes the words on the same line in each column. These poems often sound like a dialogue for two people. 
How do I write poetry for two voices?
Just like all poetry, poems for two voices need an idea. Nature makes great subject matter for poetry for two voices, but two voice poems can also be written about school, current events, or events in literature. In writing your own poem for two voices, think about ideas that need discussion or make for great dialogue. List 3 ideas from your own life that might make for good poetry with more than one voice. 




Begin crafting your poem into two columns—one column for each speaker in the poem. Your poem should have a minimum of 20 lines per person and at least 5 of those lines must be shared. Please see a brief example below.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3rd Quarter Reflections

We have reached the end of 3rd Quarter...can you believe it?! Now take a moment to reflect on what you have learned so far. Some questions* to consider:

- Of the books you have read this quarter, which was your favorite? Why?
- *In what area do you think you made your biggest improvements in English Language Arts? 
- *What is something you have accomplished since the new year that you are proud of?
- Where are you in your 40 Book Challenge? 
- *What has been the most challenging part of 3rd Quarter for you?
- How have your blogs been progressing since August? 
- What strategies have benefited you? 
- What have you learned about the world? 
- How have your research skills improved?

Make sure to include a topic sentence and supporting details that fully support your main idea.

*Question must be addressed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bio-Poem for a Literary Character

Based off of your current novel, this week you will be creating a bio-poem for your literary character/person. Below you will see the layout and an example poem.