Wednesday, May 31, 2017

7th Grade Summer Reading 2017

8th Grade Summer Reading 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Poetry Links



"Fighting Prejudice and Bullying with Poetry." http://www.thirteen.org/programs/films-by-kids/poet-against-prejudice/
Essential Questions:
(1) How do religion and race define who YOU are?
(2) How does the way you act define who you are?
(3) What IS the power of the spoken word or written word?


"On Writing." https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sources/1018
Essential Question: What IS the power of the spoken or written words?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Poetic Terms Vocabulary:

Stanza: a poetic paragraph of lines.
Meter: The rhythm of the syllables per line.
Hyperbole: A deliberate exaggeration for effect or emphasis.
Lyrical poetry: Poems that are emotional or show feelings.
Lyrics: Poetic lines intended to be sung over music.
Ode: a poem dedicated in honor of something/someone.
Symbol: an image that represents something else.
Image: a picture in your mind.
Alliteration: the repetition of sounds in a row. (“Sally sells seashells at the seashore.”)
Blank verse: Poetry that does not rhyme.
Couplet: Two poetic lines that rhyme.
Metaphor: a comparison without using ‘like’ or ‘as.’
Simile: a comparison using ‘like’ or ‘as.'