As you continue to work on your original poem (see last week's assignment) and prepare to video the presentation, take time to really think about what you want your work to say, how you want it to make your reader feel, and what impressions you want to leave your reader with. Hopefully, you haven't rushed … Continue reading What Makes a Poem Good?
To say that this time of quarantine is an inconvenience is an understatement. Many of the businesses we want to visit, such as hair salons, movie theaters, restaurants are closed to us, making us feel shut out from a normal existence. Add to that the fact that even schools are closed, and we become more … Continue reading To Continue Along the Path
Today's video introduces our next lesson, and I hope you'll become as excited about it as I am about it! Yeah, it's about writing a poem, but I'm going to leave the technical stuff for the lesson video. To get you into the spirit of things, watch Nova Venerable deliver her poem, "Apartment on Austin." … Continue reading Poetry Slam!
The cool thing about a classroom environment is its spontaneity. If you have a question, you ask it and get an answer. A classmate can ask you a question, another can answer, and this may spark a discussion that maybe wasn't planned but from which everyone benefits. Good times, good times. Unfortunately, real classrooms have … Continue reading Digital Learning & Communication
DirectionsUse the following procedure for each poem on the list. Links to the poems you will use for this assignment are at the bottom of this post. Type your answers in Classroom and turn it in. This assignment is due Saturday, April 18. Make sure you're seated in a quiet spot. Turn off all distractions. … Continue reading Poetry: Terms and Applications
Happy Easter Eve, folks! Look for a post tomorrow that will explain what our class will look like going forward and what we can expect from each other. For now, though, it's still Spring Break, and I want to celebrate by posting another Rube Goldberg machine video. Special thanks to one of my second period … Continue reading Break Time II
I've noticed that some of my students are having difficulty submitting their work through the Google Classroom platform. I'm no expert, but I know someone who is: our Media Specialist, Ms. Mathews! She has graciously stepped in to save the day by suggesting this video. Watch it, and if you're still confused, email me or … Continue reading How to Submit Google Classroom Assignments