Poetry, Careful Observation, and Critical Thinking

Essential Questions

  • What is poetry? What is the human impulse to use words to create patterns of sound, meaning, and visual aesthetics?
  • How does poetry force us to think and look differently at the world?
  • How does poetry deepen our understanding of the ways that writers use poetic language, techniques, and devices to construct meaning while also providing pleasure?
  • What are some of the distinctive features of different poetry movements including style, structure, and theme?  How do these features help to shape meaning?

Texts
Teacher and Student Selected Poems


Friday 2/1
Presentations of Multiple I Project

HW: Reading assignment overview & Sounds of Poetry and noting key terms for sound devices and using your understanding of them to annotate the poems on p. 215-219 (at least)

Monday 2/4
cont. Presentations

HW:  Poem response

Tues 2/5
Ms. Luhtala presentation on selecting poets

  • Database list of living poets
  • Choose a poem

HW:  Select canon poet, choose 3 of their best known works, and notes on the poet’s background and work

Wed 2/6
cont. Presentations

HW:  Poetic forms packet

Thurs 2/7
cont. Presentations

HW:  More research on your poet, selection of poet, and google form for choice

Fri 2/8
Drop

Mon 2/11
Presentations cont.

HW: Poetry: Sound and Space posted on classroom

Tues 2/12
cont. presentations

Wed 2/13
cont. presentations

Thurs 2/14
finish presentations

Fri 2/15
Enjoy the break!  Read something!!!

Mon 2/25
One last presentation

Multiple I reflection

HW:  Review poetic forms and poems from that packet

Tues 2/26
Poetic forms and poems

HW:  choosing poems for project

Wed 2/27

All art is in dialogue with what has come before it

  • Mini-lesson on Romantic and Modernist poetry

Conferencing with Ms. Weeks and Writing Center

Continuing to find and explicate all 5 poems for portfolio

Thurs 2/28
Drop

Fri 3/1
Conferencing with Ms. Weeks and Writing Center

Continuing to find and explicate all 5 poems for portfolio

HW:  Researching and outlining for the pitch

Mon 3/4
Writing the pitch

Include MLA citations and Bibliography

HW:  Finish writing the pitch

Tues 3/5
Writing the 1st poem analysis

Wed 3/6
Writing the 2nd poem analysis

Thurs 3/7
Revision, conference, and perfecting the pitch

HW: Poetry Reading Portfolio due tomorrow at beginning of class

Fri 3/8
Medieval Poetry

Mon 3/11
Making the pitch