Select a poem from the list below, and memorize the title, author, and first two lines.
Remember, this is the first step in preparing your Poetry Out Loud performance!
Pick a poem that appeals to you - that you understand fairly well upon initial readings and hits you hard in your heart, mind, or soul. This will make it easier and more satisfying to memorize.
After the Disaster by Abigail Deutsch
America by Claude McKay
Another Feeling by Ruth Stone
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
April Love by Ernest Dowson
Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
Barter by Sara Teasdale
Beginning by James Wright
Black Boys Play the Classics by Toi Derricotte
Bleeding Heart by Carmen Gimenez smith
The Bloody Sire by Robinson Jeffers
Broken Promises by David Kirby
Burning the Old Year by Naomi Shihab Nye
Cabezon by Amy Beeder
A Certain Kind of Eden by Kay Ryan
The Cities Inside Us by Alberto Rios
The Consent by Howard Nemerov
Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Danse Russe by William Carlos Williams
The Daring One by Edwin Markham
Deliberate by Amy Uyematsu
Discrimination by Kenneth Rexroth
Domestic Situation by Ernest Hilbert
Eating Together by Li-Young Lee
El Olvido by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Fairy-tale Logic by A. E. Stallings
Famous by Naomi Shihab Nye
God's Secretary by R. S. Gwynn
Hedgehog by Paul Muldoon
Holding Court by Jacob Saenz
"Hope" is the thing with feathers (314) by Emily Dickinson
I am Learning to Abandon the World by Linda Pastan
In Praise of My Bed by Meredith Holmes
It Couldn't Be Done by Edgar Albert Guest
Living Ancients by Matthew Shenoda
Makin' Jump Shots by Michael S. Harper
Momma Said by Calvin Forbes
The Negro Speaks of Heroes by Langston Hughes
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not Waving by Drowning by Stevie Smith
The Obligation to be Happy by Linda Pastan
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
Pity the Beautiful by Dana Gioia
The Promise by Jane Hirshfield
Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Sharks' Teeth by Kay Ryan
Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? by William Shakespeare
"Time does not bring relief; you all have lied" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Testimonial by Rita Dova
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
Truth Serum by Naomi Shihab Nye
The Vacuum by Howard Nemerov
*If you cannot find a poem you like in the list above, check out the Poetry Out Loud website for many more options. Just make sure the poem you pick has at least 10 lines!
Don't forget! You're going to be taking a Unit Test on Haroun and the Sea of Stories when you return to school on 11/28! Study hard this weekend!
UNIT TEST REVIEW GUIDE
V. Plot of Haroun and the Sea of Stories
You can also earn extra credit on your Unit Test by checking out what Spiderman has to say below... (It says Ms. Rush, but the same goes goes for me!)
Come prepared to class tomorrow with an example of your literary device from Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Everyone should bring in their own example and explanation so that you can put it all together in class tomorrow.
TASK → Design a simple 5 minute LESSON PLAN to teach your classmates about a specific literary device and give them practice identifying and analyzing use of that device; Haroun and the Sea of Stories is your model text.
LESSON PLAN must include:
To prepare your lesson plan, you must as a group:
You will be writing a process analysis TE/EA paragraph.
Claim: Haroun’s story fits into Campbell’s hero's journey (monomyth). Discuss at least 3 stages of the journey and analyze how Haroun grew as a character by going through these stages.
Follow TE/EA format precisely. Check your notes and the website if you need assistance. There is no reason why we should be missing any elements from our TE/EA paragraphs at this point!
Read pages 181-185 in Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Answer the following question in your notebook:
Based on what happened in the battle, make an inference: why did the Guppees win?
DUE MONDAY 11/14
Read to page 156 in Haroun and the Sea of Stories. As you read, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. You do NOT need to copy the questions, just be sure to answer them in FULL SENTENCES.
If you want to print out the worksheet version of the questions below, you can do so by clicking right HERE.
1. What new information do we learn from Mudra’s “speech”?
2. What kind of "terrible trouble" has Khattam-Shud created among shadows? How?
3. Write a characterization statement for Mudra (use an adjective!), then bullet-point STEAL evidence in support of your judgement about Mudra.
4. What epiphany does Haroun come to on page 137? What stage of the Hero’s Journey does it represent for him?
5. The Old Zone has been terribly neglected - describe what it looks like now.
6. What happens to Iff’s slipper? Why is it significant?
7. What happens to Butt the Hoopoe?
8. What are some distinguishing characteristics of the Dark Ship?
9. What is surprising and/or interesting about Khattam-Shud’s appearance? Who does he remind Haroun of?
10. Summarize Khattam-Shud’s opinion of stories’ effect on people. Remember, this novel is an allegory. What person or ideas might Khattam-Shud's character represent or connect to?
In addition, your third TE/EA paragraph on theme is also due Monday 11/14. Further details on the paragraph are in the image below:
DUE WEDNESDAY 11/9
If you have not yet, finish reading Chapter 6 (to page 110).
In addition, read pages 113-121 and identify a theme from the novel. These pages discuss several important ideas from the text so be on the look out! (Write your ideas in your notebooks...to be checked!)
Could there maybe be a reading quiz? Hmm...
WEDNESDAY’S PRESENTATION: Nikolai Gogol & Franz Kafka.
Write a TE/EA paragraph comparing and contrasting what we know about Chup and Gup so far. How are they similar? How are they different? What is the relevance of their differences?
Ensure that your TOPIC SENTENCE addresses BOTH Gup and Chup! You are comparing and contrasting both cities...don't just focus on one!
Please follow TE/EA format precisely (use your notes for reference).
**THIS HOMEWORK WILL BE COLLECTED! PLEASE WRITE IT ON A SEPARATE SHEET**
Read or re-read pages 102-105 of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Answer the following questions:
The archetypes we discussed in class were:
If you were absent, please look up these archetypes to answer your homework questions!
This is where you can find all of the homework assignments for the year.
I am your ELA teacher!