Sorry for the delay on updating – It’s been a rather busy week!
Here are the notes and information for this week:
We reviewed theme and contrasted it from main/central ideas. Notes can be found here:
Theme and Central Idea
Then we used the TP-CASTT analysis system to dissect the poem/song, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Samuel Beam, in small groups.
Poem and notes are found here:
Flightless Bird, American Mouth
In groups, our class created an analysis by paraphrasing and discussing the theme of the poem, “Not Waving But Drowning” by Stevie Smith.
The poem and notes can be found below:
Not Waving But Drowning: Poem
Not Waving but Drowning- Prezi Notes
Today we listened to and the did a TP-CASST analysis on, “Kitchenette Building” by Gwendolyn Brooks. This poem proved to be a bit challenging but allowed for some great discussion amongst groups.
The poem and notes:
Kitchenette Building: Poem
Kitchenette Building- Prezi Notes
Homework and next Class:
Students are being asked to have a poem selected for their speech presentation by class on Tuesday, March 2.
If you are struggling to find a poem:
2. On the left, ” Refine Your Search” – you can narrow down by author, idea, etc.
3. Find a poem you can analyze. There are thousands of poems on this site. If you are still struggling to find one, please let me know as soon as possible.
Next class period we will be working on our speech presentations in the Media Center. Please plan on working on your presentation – come prepared!
Poetry Speeches will begin on March 9, 2015.
I think this is “everything” for the time being. As always, feel free to ask questions, seek help, and so forth.
Enjoy your weekend,