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Monday, 11/7--Introduction, Journal writing, Video:  Labels  Define free verse and found poem Find a poem that you like.  

Tuesday, 11/8--Structure of poetry, denotation, connotation; turn paragraph into poem.

Wednesday,11/9 --Tone, Mood, theme notes, I Am / I Am Not Video

Thursday, 11/10--Revise I am / I Am Not poem; identify tone, mood, theme

Friday, 11/11--Figurative Language; Noise poem

Monday, 11/14--Elementia visit, draft another poem

Tuesday, 11/15--Writing workshop, drafting and revising

Wednesday, 11/16--Writing workshop, drafting and revising

Thursday, 11/17--Publish.  


Learning Targets

Unit Learning Targets


RL.7.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

•      I can define and identify various forms of figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia). (K) 

•      I can distinguish between literal language (it means exactly what is says) and figurative language (sometimes what you say is not exactly what you mean). (K)

•      I can recognize the difference between denotative  meaning (all words have a dictionary definition) and a connotative meaning (K)

•      I can analyze why authors choose words and phrases (tone) to create an overall feel (mood) for the reader. (R)


RL.7.5 Analyze how a drama or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

•      I can recognize the differences between the form/structure used in stories and the form/structure used in dramas and poems. (K)

•      I can analyze the form/structure of a poem (e.g., rhyming, line breaks, free verse) and explain how a poet’s choice of the form/structure affects the overall meaning. (R)


MAP – Learning Continuum:

  • Determines main idea in poetry
  • Summarize poetry
  • Determine theme in poetry
  • Identifies: alliteration, allusion, hyperbole, metonym, onomatopoeia, symbolism, personification
  • Infers author’s attitude in poetry
  • Analyze tone in poetry
  • Analyze rhythm in poetry
  • Determines rhyme scheme
  • Determines mood in poetry
  • Identifies couplet in poetry
  • Identifies stanzas in poetry

Writing Prompts


Let’s breakdown the walls of our own identity. While having a strong sense of personal identity can help us connect with others, it can also make connecting more difficult. Personal identity can be influenced by others. Our identity shifts depending on where we are or who we are with.


Elementia Submissions should address contradiction, ambiguity, or truth in identity. Identity can be more than a sense of self. A sense of community – the groups (race, religion, political party, nationality, etc.) to which a person belongs also factors in. Show your multifaceted, contradictory identity on the page.


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