Middle School Write On!

Welcome to all my poets!

I am excited to continue learning with you as we make our way through more poetry reading, analyzing, writing, and sharing. We will be using both video recorded lessons and interactive class meetings. Each week I will email you a link to one or the other. Be sure to continue doing your homework so you are prepared for class each week.

Week #1 : March 23 - 27

Summary and Information

This week we will learn about concrete poetry and study "The Mouse's Tale" by Lewis Carroll. Be sure to have your poetry vocabulary sheet, your poetry packet, and your homework from last week, including your analysis of "The Caged Bird" by Maya Angelo, with you when you join the meeting.

Zoom Meeting Options

All meetings will cover the same material and you can join any one that fits best into your schedule.

Wednesday, March 25th at 12:00 noon :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/150443807

Wednesday, March 25th at 1:00pm :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/556951959

Friday, March 27th at 3:30pm :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/608538625?pwd=Q2dLWEprWGl2RnBSZy9aWmtLZHZzZz09

Other materials

How to set up a Google Docs Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQEDp70O2A

Beginners Guide to Using Google Docs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e771f9YYh4s

Homework

Week #2 : March 30 - April 3

Summary and Information

This week there is a recorded lesson. We will discuss two poems, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes. We will also define and learn about free verse poetry. Please have your Poetry Packets, Poetry Vocabulary Sheets, binder paper, and a pen or pencil with you before you watch the video.

Video Lessons
Homework

Your homework this week follows the syllabus for week 8. You will be writing a free verse poem using the photo you chose last week as your inspiration. Detailed instructions and prewriting sheet can be found under the Other Materials section below. 

Other Materials

Free Verse Poetry Handout:  

Week #3 : April 6 - April 13

Summary and Information

Coming Soon!

Zoom Meeting Options

You will now need a password to join the meeting: WriteOn!

All meetings will cover the same material and you can join any one that fits best into your schedule.

Wednesday, March 25th at 12:00 noon :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/150443807

Wednesday, March 25th at 1:00pm :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/556951959

Friday, March 27th at 3:30pm :  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/608538625?pwd=Q2dLWEprWGl2RnBSZy9aWmtLZHZzZz09

Homework
Other materials