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Molly Wallace

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Transcript of Poetry

writing wednesdays!
Do Now
Write the feeling you get when you hear these words:
1. Sunshine
2. Cobweb
3. Siren
4. Rainbow
5. Chains
think - pair - share
What is the purpose of poetry?

Why would an author sit down
to write a poem?
Notes: word choice
Every word a poet writes is carefully chosen to
a specific emotion. Every word they write is purposeful.

The advanced word for this is:
notes: imagery
Many times, the way that poets express their emotions is through the five senses:

Taste Sound Sight
Smell Touch
Try it out!
Free associate what emotion you feel when you hear these words. Include the sense that they are evoking:
1. Apple pie
2. Screech of a car
3. Rotten eggs
4. Warmth of a fireplace
5. Nails on a chalkboard
6. Fuzzy slippers

is when poets and authors use specific diction to express or evoke emotions through the five senses.

1. Same reader of the week
2. Review of class goals
3. HOMEWORK! Type up your final short story and email to:

I am from
________(specific ordinary item that may mean something to you),
from __________
(product name) and _______ (another).
I am from the__________
(home description... adjective, adjective, sensory detail).
I am from the __________
(plant, flower, natural item),
the ___________
(plant, flower, natural detail)
am from ______
(family tradition) and ______ (family trait),
from ________
(name of family member) and _______ (another family name)
and _______
(family name).
I am from the _____________
(description of family tendency)
and _____________
(another one).
From ______________
(something you always hear from your parents)
and __________
I am from _______
(description of religion, if that is important).
I'm from _______
(place of birth and family ancestry),
(two food items representing your family).
From the _____
(specific family story about a certain person and detail),
the ___________
(another detail),
and the ____________
(another detail about another family member).
I am from _______
(location of family pictures, mementos, archives).
“Where I’m From”
I ‘m from baths in the kitchen sink,
From Downy and Mom’s perfume
I am from flowers by the fence (yellow and springy
they tasted like crayons).
I am from the ivy crawling up the house,
The baby tree whose sturdy trunk shot from the ground
A mirror image of my planted feet.

I’m from sprinkles and plastic table donut shops
From Bert and Ernie
I’m from stupid heads and dot dot I got my cootie shot
From don’t touch this and don’t touch that.
I’m from Hymn No. 96 and why is this piece of bread so small?
And bible crafts made from neon pipe cleaners.

I’m from Bill and Darlene’s branch
From hot soup and freshly baked corn bread
From the Well, when I was little’s and the snowy games
Told to me by Green Bay Packer season ticket holders
In the storage room are boxes
Overflowing with shiny, color-coated memories
Bundles of dreams kept alive
To ask my mother about.

I am from those moments
A leaf changing color with the weather
Time only strengthens the branch that holds me

I am from
twisty ties

stale old newspapers
I am from
the watermelons by the driveway
(swollen and sporadic,
They popped up like weeds)
I am from
the azaleas along the kitchen door,
A colossal stump covering
yards of front yard

I am from Sunday morning brunch
and crossword puzzles,
from Ivey and Daniel,
Mary and George
I am from the Irish Goodbye
And public opera singing
From “turn all the lights off!”
and “eat your vegetables”

I am from Friday night candles
Baruch Atah Adonai
And 30 more
Unrecognized holidays

I'm from DC and Victor’s branch
Smoked salmon
And corned beef hash
From the snowstorm in ‘96
Rising 3 feet, we built fortresses
and mazes, dragged in only
For dutch cocoa

the rebellion at Gallaudet,
deaf students protesting
a hearing president

and the wisps of Gram’s wig
a remnant from her California days,
singing and dancing
with the likes of Gene Kelly

I am from those moments
Displayed in photo frames
And home-made sketches
Leafs on a family tree
Preserved best by memory

Ms. Wallace's poem
do now
1. Write your own example of a simile!

2. Write your own example of a metaphor!

Standing tall, a smile wreathing her face, she watched, misty-eyed, as her youngest son received his diploma.
When authors write, they can’t use their voice to communicate their tone or attitude. Instead, they use words. For instance:

Choose a word from the list below, then write a sentence in that tone. Don’t use the word in your sentence!

angry hopeful cheery ecstatic furious

relieved disgusted arrogant irritated obnoxious

sarcastic cynical ironic teasing patronizing

Tone: the attitude a writer takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character.

Diction (choice of words)
# 2
# 3
Point of
got mood?
Ms. Wallace will throw a poem up on the board. Using the skills we just practiced, see if you and your partner can guess the same tone and mood that she uncovers! You will have 3 minutes per poem.
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .
The garbage rolled on down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .

Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fried and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That it finally touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
"OK, I'll take the garbage out!"
But then, of course, it was too late. . .
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!
tone: silly, playful

mood: amused
The Sky is Low
-Emily Dickinson

THE sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

April Rain Song
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
- Langston Hughes

TONE: annoyed,
mood: down
tone: soft

mood: peaceful
Tone: tender

mood: melancholy
exit ticket
Read the following poem. Then, answer the question that follows.
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

1. The tone of the author in this poem is best described as:
a. angry/frustrated
b. happy/joyful
c. silly/amused
d. cautious/careful

exit ticket
Turn in your "where I'm from" poem! Today's exit ticket should be a boost in your classwork section of your grade!
1. Do Now
2. Video
3. Purpose of poetry
4. Imagery + Diction
5. Where I'm from
2. The above quote is an example of:

a. metaphor
b. simile
c. alliteration
d. pun
"Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
3. The theme of this poem is:
a. Dreams are useless fantasies and a waste of time.
b. Without dreams, life is not worth living.
c. If you let go of your dreams, you will find peace.
d. Dreaming is best done in winter.
do now
This is the topic sentence that tells the reader what the whole paragraph will be about. In a one-paragraph response, it will include the thesis statement!
context / supporting detail
This is a quick summary of your evidence or the situation you are writing about.
This is a quote or anecdote that supports your main idea.

Make sure to quote properly!
This connects your evidence to your thesis statement. It answers the question:
Why does my evidence prove my thesis is right?

The end of your paragraph. Simply restate your thesis statement in new words!
1. Unraavel your text and read the prompt/rubric carefully.
2. Fill out a graphic organizer
3. Get started writing!

1. What is a thesis statement? How do you write one?

2. What is a conclusion? How do you write one?
Poems are meant to be read aloud. When poets include sound devices, these are playful tricks that sound special to the ear!

The purpose of sound devices is to
emphasize a word or point.
When an author uses multiple words, close to each other, that start with the same letter.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper Picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

The use of a word that’s supposed to imitate a real-world sound.

Coffee brewing, blibbity, blibbity, blibbity
Cereal in the bowl
Pour in the milk
Doesn't it every stop?

Coffee in the cup
Stir it well
Clinkity, clinkity, clinkity
There's so much more to tell.

The purpose of alliteration and onomatopoeia is to
EMPHASIZE a point.

This can help us find tone!

*plays with
Fill out your worksheet to see if you can identify the poem line as

Cynthia in the Snow
Gwendolyn Brooks

It shushes.
It hushes
The loudness in the road.
It flitter-twitters,
And laughs away from me.
It laughs a lovely whiteness,
And whitely whirs away,
To be
Some otherwhere,
Still white as milk or shirts.
So beautiful it hurts.

exit ticket
exit ticket
1. Video
2. Notes
3. Poem
4. Game!
5. Exit Ticket!
Vocab Review! Define the following words:

1. Oppressive
2. Diction
3. Defer
4. Irrelevant
5. Genre

6. Susan is trying to convince her friend Matie that they should try out for the basketball team together. Matie hasn't played in a year and is unsure.

When Susan sends a letter to Matie, which of the following would make a good
for Susan to persuade Matie to try out for the team?

A. Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player in the history of the sport.
B. Basketball is a team sport unlike other activities such as chess or tennis.
C. Playing basketball will help us stay in shape, keep good grades, and get into college.
D. Wouldn't you rather be on the basketball team than in the band, orchestra, or choir?
2. Dale is asked to give a presentation to his class about health. The teacher wants the topic to relate specifically to middle school students. After doing research on the topic, Dale decides to write about fast food and how it affects the health of young people.
Which of the following would be the best thesis for Dale's presentation?
A.Trying to make young people eat healthy foods is often more trouble than it is worth.
B.Young people eat fast food because they are influenced by advertisements.
C. Fast food restaurants should offer baked foods in addition to fried and fatty foods.
D. Eating too much fast food as a youth can contribute to health problems later in life.
The Day before Thanksgiving
I wake up with the bell.
The birds are also late.
I drag my heels to class.
Why doesn't time rush?
Why is the lecture long?
I chatter, I am yelled.
1. The words "click" and "tick" are examples of

A. alliteration.
B. onomatopoeia.
C. simile.
D. metaphor.

9. A beautiful breeze blew beckoningly between the boughs when a blonde beam blanketed the brush with beads of bouncing brightness.

This descriptive phrase uses_______to paint a picture of the forest scene.

A. personification
B. rhyme
C. onomatopoeia
D. alliteration

what to study for tomorrow's quiz:
1. Metaphor
2. Simile
3. Alliteration
4. Onomatopoeia
5. Diction
6. Imagery
7. Word-wall words
8. Tone + Mood
do now
What is the difference between literal and figurative language?
1. Reader of the week!
2. Poetry slam on Thursday
3. Homework
4. Study Island/ Computers
1. http://www.flocabulary.com/figurative-language/
2. Notes
3. Analyze a poem
4. Game: "Apples to Apples"
5. Game: "Yo Momma"
6. Exit Ticket
Match a noun to a verb and create your own examples of personification! Ms. Wallace will give lynx bucks for personifications that make her feel the following moods: FUNNY, MELLOW, HAPPY, ANGRY
Instructions: All “Yo Momma” jokes are hyperboles! Practice writing the best yo momma jokes, but make sure that they are school appropriate and not aimed at any specific mothers of your classmates!
Example: Yo mama is so fat that when she wears a yellow raincoat, people yell "taxi!"
exit ticket

1. "He drank oceans of water after the race." This is an example of:
A. a simile. B. personification. C. irony. D. hyperbole.

2. The wind was as cold as ice.
A. simile B. alliteration
C. onomatopoeia D. metaphor
Words are born
Words age with time.
Sometimes they become useless—
Words disappear
from sentences,
conversations, dictionaries.
Words travel—
Cross borders, change forms.
Words live.
6. Which lines from the poem provide an example of personification?
A.words are born, words age with time
B.conversations, dictionaries
C.they become useless
D. from sentences

1. Set up NewsELA + SLAM poetry
2. Notes: sound devices
3. Rap, Rhyme, + Repetition
(Grandmaster Flash)
4. Exit ticket
When two words sound alike at the end of a line. Eg:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings horse’s and all the kings men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

When an author uses specific words more than once to create emphasis.

1. Read the poem and ask yourself, “What is this poem mostly about?”
2. Re-read the poem and look for
a. Words the rhyme and letter them A-Z according to their rhyme.
b. Words or phrases that are repeated
3. Ask yourself, “Why does the author repeat this/these word(s) and “What does this repetition show the reader?”

writing wednesday

Looking at the fields of daffodils,
I am envious of the butterflies.
They flutter, fly and feel the flowers
the way my tender touch cannot compete.

1. Which line contains an example of alliteration?

A.line 3
B.line 4
C.line 2
D.line 1

exit Ticket
What are the sound devices we have learned about so far in class? Provide examples of both.

What is the purpose of sound devices?

exit ticket
do now
Pick one topic and one tone from your homework and write for 2 minutes straight about both. Just write whatever comes to mind-be free!
1. SLAM -> "What Teacher's Make"
2. Quick citations notes + practice
3. Early exit ticket
4. Pass back assessments
5. Writers workshop in our Poetry Slam cafe!

1. Choose the answer that shows the correct capitalization and punctuation.
a. Mars Needs Moms is a 3-D movie opening Friday.
b. The movie is based on an illustrated novel called “Mars Needs Moms.”
c. Seth Green and Dan Fogler star in the film mars needs moms.
d. “Mars Needs Moms” tells the story of a boy whose life is turned upside town when his mom is abducted by aliens.


2. Choose the answer that shows the correct capitalization and punctuation.
a. “The Polar Express” was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
b. The “Polar Express” was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
c. The Polar Express was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
d. The Polar Express was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.

2. Choose the answer that shows the correct capitalization and punctuation.
a. “The Polar Express” was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
b. The “Polar Express” was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
c. The Polar Express was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
d. The Polar Express was the first full-length 3-D film released for Imax.
During this time, you will turn your free-writes into poems using the rubric Ms. Wallace provided. You may work at a code yellow and raise your hand if you need assistance.
We will listen to poetic hip hop!
Bring your completed poem to class tomorrow and be prepared to Slam! Extra Credit will be awarded to students who have memorized their poems.
Fill out the rubric you picked up and staple it to your poem. Sit in SLANT.
1. Explain Slam instructions
2. Round 1: head-to-head
3. Round 2: tie breakers
4. Round 3: class vote
5. Discussion
At a code yellow, square off against your partner to decide who has the stronger poem. Tell Ms. Wallace your decision. If you cannot decide, ask for a tie-breaker.
round 2: tie breakers
Standing at their seats, students will slam their poems at a code green. Ms. Wallace will decide who moves on to the next round.
The winner of each previous round moves to the front of the room to slam their poem for all!

Every student watching should rate their performance on a 1-25 scale (using the slam rubric)
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