Today we did DOL #12 and then discussed themes in our books this year. Then we started taking a pre-ACT test to prepare for next year.
Today we discussed and reviewed theme, topic, and main idea. We watched a clip and used the theme strategy to analyze the clip. We turned in Writer's Notebook #7, which were notes and the analysis of the clip. You will need to send me an email for the theme powerpoint so that you can take notes and analyze the clip.
We did DOL #11 and had our first discussion day for lit circles. We talked about our books and then applied the archetypal characters to our literature circles characters and turned in a handout with that group discussion.
Today we did DOL #10 and continued to work on commonly confused words. Then we discussed characterization and did an assignment on archetypal characters. You will need get the handout beforehand and email me for the powerpoint. A reminder that your first discussion day is Thursday and Friday of next week.
Today we looked at more commonly confused words and I book talked the Lit Circle book options for your final class novel Then we wrote the book report.
Today we did DOL #8 and created the magazine cut-out poem. A reminder that your book report is next class period (April 12--A and April 15--B).
Today we discussed more commonly confused words rules and did DOL #7. Then we wrote 7 more mini poems in the poetry wall walk. Email me for those poems.
Today we discussed DOL #6 and imagery. We took notes on imagery and then wrote our object poems. Make sure that you staple your notes to your drafted object poems.
Today we did DOL #6 and discussed symbolism. Then we wrote our fourth poem, the love sonnet. It was due at the end of class today.
Today we did DOL #4 and reviewed Satire, Irony, Parody, and Farce. Then I gave the class time to draft and work on your Love Sonnet. It isn't due until next class.
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