Tuesday, March 2nd

02 Mar

Today we will

Vocabulary Unit 4 synonyms – Record the word and synonyms (20mins)

Vocabulary Unit 4 sentences – Record the word and the definition

Grammar Unit -Subject and Verb agreement (10 mins)

Poetry – Analysis of To an Athlete Dying Young and The Ex-Basketball Player

  1. Identify alliteration, personification, metaphor, simile, tone and theme
  2. Who is Flick Webb?
  3. What is he doing now?
  4. Why was he famous?
  5. Who is the athlete in Housman’s poem:?
  6. What has happened to him?
  7. Why was he smart to die so young?
  8. How would you react to this poem if it were written about you or a close friend?
  • Compose a 100-125 word response comparing/contrasting the two poems.  Compare the poetic devices, tone and theme.
  • You will need to complete your poetry page along with avideo/movie/presentation of a your reading of a poem by the end of the Marking Period.

    Here is a sample of some of last year’s pages. 1 ***2 ***3 ***4

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