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Transcript of Do Now
when you mean what you say in a literal sense
an imagined feeling or emotion associated with a word
Respond to the following prompt in your journal (3-5 sentences).
Being flexible in your thinking is one of the 16 habits of mind that we discussed yesterday. When analyzing poetry, why do you think it is important to be flexible in your thinking?
Unit EQ: What strategies and skills can I use to be a more successful learner?
Lesson EQ: How can I be a flexible thinker? How do I participate in an accountable talk discussion?
How did thinking flexibly affect your ability to analyze and discuss this poem?
dictionary meaning of a word
Circle a word that you don't know the meaning of
Put an "!" if you think something is important or a "?" if it is confusing
Write questions and statements in the margins
My Papa's Waltz
1st reading- follow along on your copy
2nd reading- annotate
#1s take notes on the discussion
How would you describe the relationship between father and son in this poem?
Things to consider: What is the setting? Who is the speaker? What is happening in the poem?
About the Author
The author, Theodore Roethke, was known to have both loved and feared his father
Roethke idolized his father, and often followed him to work
His father died of cancer when he was 15, after which the author struggled with depression and mental illness
Roethke refers to himself as "the lost son"