Bad RosesDAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, Jan. 19: Based on the three basic rules of traditional poetry in the English Handbook Pages, what’s wrong with the poem pictured on this page? (List three things.)

Tuesday, Jan. 20: What makes one poem good and another poem not-so-good? Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting good and bad poetry.

Wednesday, Jan. 21: List three helpful tips for reading poetry out loud.

Thursday, Jan. 22: Write three questions you still have about the play, Othello.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, Jan. 19: Today our teacher handed back our Othello poems. Students who had been absent during poetry-writing last week had to write their Othello poem. Other students edited each other’s Othello poems for one final revision. Participation in editing was worth points, so if you missed this step, set an appointment to come in at lunch or on an “Extra Help Friday” to make up the lost points for the time we spent editing.

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Today we finished revising our poems, graded them, and recorded the grades in our writing logs. Then we did our own GrandSlam Poetry reading activity for points. If you were gone for this, please read your poem out loud to your teacher and tell her “I need points for the GrandSlam Poetry reading assignment.”

Wednesday, Jan. 21: Today we continued our GrandSlam Poetry reading activity for points. If you were gone for this, please read your poem out loud to your teacher and tell her “I need points for the GrandSlam Poetry reading assignment.”

Thursday, Jan. 22: Today we went to the library. No make-up work is necessary for this, but you might want to make sure you have renewed your library books and/or paid your fines.

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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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