Agenda 1/9/2016

Bell work:

  1. Locate the Literary Terms handout (blue) located on page 12 in your interactive notebook.
  2. Match the provided examples (pink) to each of the following literary terms:
    • alliteration
    • assonance
    • consonance
    • parallelism- p. 163- similar grammatical constructions used to express ideas that are related or equal in importance
    • repetition- p. R74- Repetition is a technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for emphasis or unity.  Repetition often helps to reinforce meaning and create an appealing rhythm.
    • rhythm-  R75- Rhythm is a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.  Poets use rhythm to bring out the musical quality of language, to emphasize ideas, and to create moods.  Devices such a alliteration, rhyme, assonance, and consonance often contribute to creating rhythm.
    • syntax- page 102- Syntax refers to the way words are put together to form phrases and sentences.  The length of a writer’s sentences and the use of formal or informal grammar all contribute to style.
    • theme
    • tone
  3. Glue the examples handout to page 77 in your interactive notebook.

Class Work

    1. Create a foldable with 7 flaps (6 cuts) detailing the steps to a TP-CASTT.
      • TITLE: Consider the title and make a prediction about what the poem is about.
      • PARAPHRASE: Translate the poem line by line into your own words on a literal level. Look for complete thoughts (sentences may be inverted) and look up unfamiliar words. 
      • CONNOTATION: Examine the poem for meaning beyond the literal. Look for figurative language, imagery, and sound elements.
      • ATTITUDE/TONE: Notice the speaker’s tone and attitude. Humor? Sarcasm? Awe?
      • SHIFTS: Note any shifts or changes in speaker or attitude. Look for key words, time change, punctuation.
      • TITLE: Examine the title again, this time on an interpretive level.
      • THEME: Briefly state in your own words what the poem is about (subject), then what the poet is saying about the subject (theme).
    2. Glue the foldable to page 78 in your interactive notebook.
    3. Assign optional summative.
      • Directions: Create a poster presenting your assigned literary term. Your poster should include the term’s definition, two examples of the term (one from “There But for the Grace” and an original example), and an explanation of how the author’s use of the assigned literary term is relevant to the Holocaust.
      • Read through the Rubric and ask any questions you have about the expectations for your poster.
      • Due no later than January 17th. LATE PROJECTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!


  1. Study for Thursday’s Literary Terms quiz.
  2. Work on your optional summative assignment (due January 17th).
  3. Study the list for the school spelling bee.

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