DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday, April 6: What are the three basic rules of traditional poetry? (Look in the English Handbook Pages on page 12.)
Tuesday, April 7: List the six steps to writing a poem. We were taught these steps yesterday, so if you were absent yesterday, work together with another student who was present at the time.
Wednesday, April 8: Look in the English Handbook Pages under “Proofreading Symbols” (pages 13 and 14) and describe what “line of poetry ends” means and how that proofreading symbol is used.
Thursday, April 9: How can you self-edit your essay or poem on the final exam? In other words, how can you apply your vocabulary words to reach your quota of required proofreading symbols on your final?
DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Monday, April 6: Today we learned how to write a poem, using a six-step method. It’s very important that you understand how to do this, as you may be asked to follow these steps on the final exam. Therefore, please copy the six steps from a classmate and ask any questions you may have regarding the six steps.
Tuesday, April 7: Today we learned how to self-edit our poems. If you’re wondering how this is best done, consider your vocabulary words. On the final exam, you’ll have to blend 10 of your vocabulary words into an essay or poem on an assigned topic from early American literature. Have you been choosing the kind of vocabulary words you’ll be able to work with? If not, you need to strongly consider making your vocabulary lists more useful. Take the poem we started writing yesterday and see if you can blend some of your vocabulary words into it.
Wednesday, April 8: Today we finished self-editing and revising our poems. Ten or more of our vocabulary words had to be blended into the poem itself. It’s best if you show this blending by using the correct proofreading symbols for delete and caret (shown in the English Handbook Pages on pages 13 and 14).
Thursday, April 9: Today we turned in our American history poems. Make sure you turn in all of the following: the noun-list page, the first draft (with at least 10 proofreading symbols), the final draft, and the vocabulary lists that match the vocabulary you blended into your poem. Highlight all vocab words in the poem please. Never put make-up work on your teacher’s desk; rather, put it directly in her hand.