March 13-16 English 9 Activities and Homework

Unit 4 Structure - Poetry - Rhyme, Meter, Stanza, Prose Poetry And Shape
The word stanza literally means "a stopping place." Poets, therefore, often use stanza divisions to develop a single thought. The combined stanzas, then, present the overall theme of the poem. Stanza forms will be continued.

13th Tuesday - pg 292-294 - Ballad
Read: Allen-a-Dale by Sir Walter Scott or Bonnie George Campbell
Journal Prompt: What is the mood of the poem?
Peer Read/Edit/Find Prepositional Phrases
Watch: What makes a poem, a poem?

Verb and Verb Phrases worksheet
Homework:
Study handout Verbs and Verb Phrases Quiz (Step 1 and 2) Thursday, March 15th
Study Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 15 Thursday, March 22nd


14th Wednesday - pg 295-296 - Sonnet
Watch: Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

Read: Holy Sonnet 10 by John Donne or Shakespeare's Sonnet 29
Journal Prompt: What is the mood of the poem you chose?
Peer Read/Edit/Find Prepositional Phrases
Verb and Verb Phrases worksheet
Homework:
Study handout Verbs and Verb Phrases Quiz (Step 1 and 2) Thursday, March 15th
Study Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 15 Thursday, March 22nd


15th Thursday - pg 296-297 - Limerick and Haiku
Verbs and Verb Phrases Quiz (Step 1 and 2)
Journal Prompt: What is the mood of the poem you chose?
Peer Read/Edit/Find Prepositional Phrases
Homework:
Study Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 15 Thursday, March 22nd

16th Friday - pg 298-303 - Shaped Poems
Read: 400-Meter Freestyle, The Christmas Tree, The Altar
Write a shaped poem based on and illustrating a Biblical theme or story.
Homework:
Study Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 15 Thursday, March 22nd

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