Bell work– Obtain yellow handout from tray by the door. You will need one sheet of notebook paper. Title it “How to Annotate Poetry” and get your PEN. Secure 4 different colored pencils. PLAIN POLLY OR BORING BOB/ (blue) course syllabus with signature go in tray on back counter.
Classwork: A. Copy these notes in Cornell Note form
Theme- is the message about life or
human nature the writer
shares with the reader.
Simile- is a figure of speech that makes
a comparison between two
unlike things using the words
like or as.
Inference- is a logical guess that is made
based on facts and your own
knowledge and experience.
How to annotate 1. Read Poem
poetry notes 2. Read Poem Again
3. Underline Rhyme Scheme (1 color)
4. Underline Figurative Language (1 color)
5. Circle parts that stand
out, confuse, important (1 color)
6. Write Questions in margins (with your pen)
7. Highlight unusual words or circle (in another color) and write the letter V
8. Write down in margins what you think theme is.
B. Read aloud “Hanging Fire”
C. Begin Annotation
Homework: Review our class website, sign and return the syllabus by Friday. Get your interactive notebook. Complete work on which you would like more time.