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Poetry Unit WorksheetsPoetry Unit

Each student must read 20 poems and turn in a figurative language response for each poem. The responses are due March 18.

Types of Figurative Language

simile -- comparison using "like" or "as"
metaphor -- comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
idiom -- phrase that does not make literal sense (like "it's raining cats and dogs")
onomatopoeia -- a word that sounds like what it is (like "hiss")
alliteration -- words that start with the same consonant sound all in a row (like "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.")

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:
* Artwork
* Slideshow
* Personal reflection of poem

Here are two worksheet possibilities to get you started:

Poetry worksheet 1

poetry part 2
Figurative languageFigurative language worksheet 1

Figurative language worksheet 2

Figurative language of the Beatles

Figurative language of Edgar Allen Poe

Metaphor worksheet

Simile worksheet

Hyperbole worksheet

Personification worksheet

Orpheus the Lyrical Game
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* the scientist who has done the coolest work
* had the most amazing impact on the world
* is the most interesting
* is well presented

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word work due Thurs., Jan 15Do 4 of the following worksheets created by your fellow students. Due Thurs., Jan 15.


Carter's worksheet

Christian's worksheet

Claire's worksheet

Crystal's worksheet

Elsa's Worksheet

Jesus' worksheet

Kendyl's worksheet

McKenna's worksheet


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100 paper chain links.

Each link should have:
* A word with a Latin or Greek root
* the definitions of the root(s)
* a sentence using that word (do not write sentences like "I wonder what agoraphobia means.")

Each link should connect to the links next to it by one of the same roots. Examples include: triangle --> tricycle --> bicycle --> bisect --> dissect --> diverge --> converge, etc.
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Atomic Theory Song

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Word Work Greek/Latin Roots part 1Due Wed., Dec 10

App choices for word work

Tangled Roots: 50 words

Greek/Latin Dragon Game: Every 3 levels counts as a worksheet

Rootology: 200 current exp points

WITS Vocab: Any game where you get >$160 points or higher counts as a worksheet

on a computer: It's Greek to Me 10 points in discus or 20 points in archery count as a worksheet

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Word Work: Semi-Colons and ColonsStudents will use semi-colons and colons correctly. Word work is due Friday, Nov. 14.

Colon worksheet 1

Colon worksheet 2

Colon worksheet 3

Colons, dashes, hyphens, parentheses

Semi-colon worksheet 1

Semi-colon worksheet 2

Semi-colon worksheet 3

Semi-colons or commas
Kim Kent
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