Mon, Apr 15, 2013
  • Discuss "The Village Blacksmith"
Assignment: Reading "Mother to Son"
  • Read Build Background(BB) pg 491
  • Journal, Reader's Context, pg 491
  • Analyze Literature pg 491
  • explain McCarthyism
  • Read pg 493, Do M&Ws and ??? 1-5 pg 494

Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • Use reading skills such as identifying the main idea
  • define repetition and recognize its effect in the selection
  • describe Langston Hughes and explain the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on his writing
  • contemplate a poem about appreciating life despite hard time.

Tue, Apr 16, 2013
  • Discuss "Mother to Son"
Assignment: Reading "Under the Apple Tree"
  • Read Build Background(BB) pg 495
  • Journal, Reader's Context, pg 495
  • Analyze Literature pg 495
  • Read pgs 496-497, Do M&Ws and ??? 1-4 pg 497
  • Read from "The Botany of Desire" pg 498-499
  • Discuss Text to Text pg 499
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • Use reading skills, such as identifying multiple lovels of meaning
  • define free verse and recognize an example of this literary technique
  • describe Diana Rivera's work and use writing by Michael Pollan to deepen understanding of her poetry
  • appreciate a poem that expresses enjoyment in the close observation of nature

Wed, Apr 17, 2013
  • Discuss "Under the Apple Tree" and "The Botany of Desire"
  • Read "Fire and Ice" together in class pg 421
  • discuss the Text to Text connection pg 421

Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Assignment: Reading "Unfolding Bud" and "How to Eat a Poem"
  • Read Build Background(BB) pg 505
  • Journal, Reader's Context, pg 505
  • Analyze Literature pg 505
  • Read pg 507, Do M&W and ??? 1-4 pg 507
  • Read pg 508, Do M&W pg 508
  • Do Questions 1-4 and 1-3 pg 509
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • Use reading skills such as visualizing
  • define metaphor and recognize it in two poems
  • describe Naoshi Koriyama and Eve Merriam as writers
  • appreciate two different approaches to reading poetry

Fri, Apr 19, 2013
  • Discuss poems "Unfolding Bud" and "How to Eat a Poem"
  • Write a poem?