Archive | March, 2015

Notebook Check; Find Articles on Your Poem

8 Mar

Getting Articles on Your Poem

On Monday, we will be meeting in A206 to find articles (secondary sources) about your poem (primary source) for your research paper.  Make sure your get 3-5 articles about your poem.  Email yourself a copy and print one out.

Here are some very useful sites, link from the Virtual Reference Collection of our very own Sachem East Library.

Bloom’s Literature

Literature Resource Center

ProQuest: Learning Literature

You will need a username and a password to login; I will write those on the board in class.  Copy it into your notebook, in case you need to login from home.

* You must have your articles with you, printed out, in class, on Thursday 3/12.  You will receive a grade for having them.

Notebook Check

As you are looking for articles, I will come around the room and check your notebooks for the last two weeks.  Make sure you have any work we’ve done. I’ll be looking for:

  • Work on Tone 2/23
  • Shakespearean Sonnet Notes 2/24
  • 10 Quick Write Questions 2/25
  • Rough drafts of Sonnets 2/26-27
  • Vocabulary (words and piece revisions) 3/3
  • Analyzing Poems Notes 3/4
  • A poem for your research

On Tuesday (tomorrow) I’ll check to see that you have a page worth of notes on your poem in your notebook (use the notes from 3/4 and your packet to get ideas).



Find Your Poem for Your Research Paper!

6 Mar

Today we will be in the computer lab, room a206 to search the internet for the poem you will use for your research paper.  (Period 3, we will meet in the library).

Useful websites:

Poetry 180

My recommendations on your poem…

-Choose a somewhat well-known poem, so you can find criticisms (research) about it.
-Consider finding a backup poem, in case you don’t like your original or have a hard time finding research.
-Print out 3 copies.  You will need to turn one copy in with your paper.  You may wish to take notes on a copy. Etc.

After you have your poem, take some notes on it.  Use the questions in your packet, and the ones I gave as notes on Wednesday. Poetry Reading Tips and Terms  You will be expected to have a page worth of notes on your poem in your notebook.

Here’s a short list of poets who will be easy to find research about

  • Poe
  • Whitman
  • Keats
  • Dickenson
  • Frost
  • Wordsworth
  • Shakespeare
  • Yeats
  • Angelou
  • Hughes
  • Neruda
  • Browning
  • Blake
  • Browning
  • Elliot
  • Cummings
  • Plath
  • Emerson
  • Coleridge

Research Paper and Poetry Tips and Terms

4 Mar

Today we introduced the Research Paper.  You received a large packet to help you through the process. Do not lose it!  I do not have extras.

Here are our notes for the day.  They should be copied into your notebook: Poetry Reading Tips and Terms

Tomorrow we will meet in the computer lab!

Vocabulary Excercise

3 Mar

9th and 10th Grade:  

Define the following ten words, then go back into your old writing pieces and integrate 5 of them into old writing pieces.  You may add new sentences or you may replace words in existing sentences.  Write the definitions and sentences in your notebook.

9th Grade: undermine, oblivious, indifferent, obscure, objective, revere, discriminate, embellish, denounce, innovate.

10th Grade: solemn, ambivalence, indolence, benign, tedious, amiable, charisma, laud, caustic, atrophy

Sonnets Are Due!

2 Mar

Today we have a two hour delay, due to the snow.

During class you will receive your new Super Pass, which allows you to leave the room 10 times and turn into  2 assignments late this quarter.

Also, I will go over the new Writing Pieces Rubric ( Writing Rubric ), which gives details on how your writing will be graded.

Before you turn in your sonnet, be sure to label and define any skills you have used.