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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, Oct. 6: List three things you already know about the “Declaration of Independence.”

Tuesday, Oct. 7: List the seven “Other Tips” found at the bottom of the “Poetry” section of the English Handbook Pages. You will be given extra time for this.

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Explain the steps to writing a poem, using the method you were taught yesterday. If you were gone during this lesson, just copy the steps from a friend’s journal.

Thursday, Oct. 9: When a poem is read aloud to you, what makes it easy or hard to draw a visual representation of that poem?

 

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, Oct. 6: Today we learned a unique way to write a poem. It includes pre-writing, drafting, editing, and revising. You can ask a classmate to teach you this method or set an appointment to come in at lunch or after school to learn the method (if you were absent). On Thursday this week, we’ll be required to turn in our poems; you’ll need to demonstrate your understanding of this method, so it’s very important that you understand this method.

Tuesday, Oct. 7: Today we shared the poems we started writing yesterday. On Thursday this week, we’ll be required to turn in our poems; you’ll need to demonstrate your understanding of this method, so it’s very important that you understand this method.

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Today we read “Poor Richard’s Almanac” by Benjamin Franklin (pages 171-172). Then we read “American Romanticism” (the timeline and article found on pages 202-209). To read these on your own, just check out a literature book. These reading assignments may help you understand the difference between American Romanticism and “The Age of Reason.”

Thursday, Oct. 9: Today we turned in our poems (the ones we wrote on Monday and Tuesday). When you turn yours in, be sure to include the pre-writing, drafting, and editing steps, as well as the final draft of your poem. Remember that we also turn in our vocabulary list every Thursday. Make sure you show yours to your teacher and say, “I still need a grade for this.”

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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