Each student must read 20 poems and turn in a figurative language response for each poem. The responses are due Dec. 20.
The response must include the following:
* Title of the poem
* Author of the poem
* Book where the poem was found
* Quoted example of figurative language
* Explanation in your own words of what the figurative language means in the context of that poem.
The response could also include the following:
* Personal reflection of poem
Here are two worksheet possibilities to get you started:
Poetry worksheet 1
poetry part 2
1) Choose a non-fiction book that is at least 100 pages.
2) Do some project related to the book (this is for fun and is not a big deal for grading purposes).
3) Choose 10 vocabulary words from 10 different pages
4) Show me understanding of these words -- this can be a poster, worksheets, a comic, whatever you'd like. However, please be sure to use your own words!.
Due October 31
Your paper on The Other Side of the Sky should be 1-2 pages, typed.
The paper should have an introductory paragraph that lets the reader know a little bit about the book (write it as if you're describing the book to someone who has not read it).
The paper needs to focus on one specific and very important incident in the book and how that incident affects Farah's life.
You should have at least two direct quotations from the book that will support your argument that the incident you chose is very important. Please explain how these quotations support your argument regarding the importance of the incident chosen.
You should have a concluding paragraph.
1) Paper should have at least 4 paragraphs (introduction, at least 2 paragraphs regarding your quotations, and a concluding paragraph.
2) Paper should have a cohesive, singular argument that the reader can follow.
3) Paper should maintain a formal tone.
4) Paper should have correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
5) Paper should be turned in on time (due Monday, Sept. 30).
I will help you with the paper any time during work time or during Daily 5 up to Sept. 30. Just ask!
All of this just gets you a "3". If you want a "4", please write two papers -- the one described above and one following the same format about your life. The one about your life can double as your writing journal for the week.