What is poetry?
According to Google it is:
Today, the students pooled their collective knowledge to write definitions of a variety of poem types. After we shared thoughts as a group, I showed the students a selection of video examples of some of the poems we discussed.
As an example of a free verse poem, we watched Malcolm London perform “High School Training Ground” at TED.
We then watched “The Limerick Song.”
Thereafter, we watched a video performance by David Tennant (of “Dr. Who” and “Gracepoint” fame) of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet #18.
I then told the students about their upcoming “Bar-A-Day” assignment where they each have to produce a stanza of a poem each day during this two-week lesson. Some time during the Warm Up will be provided, but by Friday of each week, each student should have a completed poem.
- Read for 30 minutes.
- Complete “Bar-A-Day.”
- Study Lesson 11 in “Vocabulary from Classical Roots” in preparation for Friday’s vocabulary quiz.