Today's Learning Objectives To understand and appreciate poetry and define how tone or meaning is conveyed through word choice.
Tone and Word Choice in Poetry The tone of a poem is the poet's attitude toward his or her subject. You can identify the tone of a poem by paying attention to the images in a poem and to the poet's word choice. More information can be found in the infographic below.
Today we will read two different poems "Street Corner Flight" and "Words Like Freedom" with somewhat different tones. Your objective is to try to figure out the tone or tones of each poem by focusing on the word choices the poet makes and the images he or she creates. You will record your analysis using the document Tone and Word Choice in Poetry, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.
Sacred Reading Time There are three days left in the quarter! Have you reached your A.R. goal yet? If not, I'd like to offer you some uninterrupted class time to simply read and commune with your books today. Some of you will invited to reading a cozy corner of the room, while most of you will hopefully become enraptured by the words on your pages right at your desks. Enjoy this time!
Homework (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Continue working on the Tone and Word Choice in Poetry, which is due tomorrow, Friday, December 18.