Focus: How can we transfer our visual reading strategies to poetry?
1. Warming up: Return to your partner's song and song lyrics from yesterday
- Circle/underline any words and phrases that seem significant.
- Look over what you have marked up and try out each of the following in the margins:
- Ask one good question about a specific line or phrase.
- Make one inference about a specific line or phrase.
- Research something to activate your background knowledge (look up the artist, or a reference to something that you don't understand).
- Draw a larger conclusions/evaluations about what the song is really about.
2. Performing a physically close reading of a song that references Icarus and Daedalus; click HERE for the lyrics.
3. Partners: Applying your new reading powers to two challenging Icarus and Daedalus poems, which you can access by clicking HERE.
1. Bring in a HARD COPY of a poem that you like; please stay away from children's poetry (we're looking for a bit of a challenge), and make sure it's high school appropriate. If you need some help, check out the "Helpful Websites" link on the class webpage. I've linked some good poetry websites there for you.
IF YOU HAD TROUBLE LOCATING THE POEM LAST NIGHT, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ ONLY THE 1ST POEM (THE ONE BY W.H. AUDEN).
2. Bring your independent reading book and permission slip/proposal to class on Friday.