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 impromptu poem about Whitman and called him a “sweaty toothed madman.” Love that movie. I hope you all watch it sometime. Just awesome.
No homework tonight.
Yesterday we read William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” The questions afterward are the first homework assignment for the last nine weeks.
Today all the students wrote down what their topic would be for the portfolio project. Friday you will be write your preface for the project and will be getting your information about finding two songs that would fit the topic.
As a side note, I want to say that I finished reading The Hunger Games series. Loved the first one, and the second one was good, but did not like Mockingjay at all. All of a sudden it turned into bloody, gory Transformers or something. Way too much gore. However, I am now totally immersed in Life as We Knew It…you’ll never look at the moon the same way. Our PHS library has more copies. Read it with me. I’m not even halfway in and I’m loving it.
Free Reading on Friday after we do a few small things….bring what you want to read…