Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thursday/Robert Burns/”A Red,Red Rose”

Today we read about Robert Burns, THE Scottish poet.  Here’s another great link about him, from the BBC.  After we read and discussed the poem “A Red,Red Rose,” the students had an assignment:  write a rhymed poem following the poem’s … Continue reading

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E.E. Cummings

Today we were back in the classroom and we read “who are you little i” by E.E. Cummings.  I also shared the poem “i carry your heart (in my heart)” by Cummings as well.  Students then tried to write a … Continue reading

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Library Day 1

Today we were in the library listening to Mrs. Wyatt and Mrs. Harris teach us about the AVL and websites where we can find poems that fit our portfolio topics. If you didn’t turn in your song lyrics for your … Continue reading

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“Sweaty Toothed Madman”

Today we read our second poem of the poetry unit, “A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman.  Before we started, I showed the clip from Dead Poets’ Society, when a young Ethan Hawke was pushed into coming up with an … Continue reading

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Today I passed out two informational sheets about the Literary Portfolio Project, which is worth 400 points and is spread out over a long period of time during 4th 9 weeks.  Forgive the typos on the topic list—I was tired! … Continue reading

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Benchmark tomorrow

And essays due. (Parents, students have been working on essays in class for several days now.)  If you can’t print it out at home, email it to me.

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GE Essays & Other Stuff

Typed GE essays due by Wednesday. Double space it, Arial or Times New Roman. 12 font.  Put all your rough drafts behind the final typed draft. Tell me tomorrow in class if you need to type in the library. Bring … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 2

Today we had another grad. exam practice test—-social studies.  After practice tests, we met for fourth period, first period, second period, and third period.  We went over Making Meanings and they got their Great Expectations Essay Topics if they didn’t get it … Continue reading

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That sound you hear

is the sound of about 160 students shouting and breathing a sigh of relief. We finished Great Expectations today. 🙂  Notes have been given, worksheets handed out and done (one of them) in class. The other one, Making Meanings, is … Continue reading

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