Q4-Week 9 & 10: May 20-24, & May 28-31, 2019

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #34 & 35
Unit of InstructionPoetry
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.2.4  – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
LAFS.7.RL.2.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
LAFS.7.W.1.2e Establish and maintain a formal style.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

– Students will identify poetic devices used in a poem.
– Students will recognize:  Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification, End Rhyme, Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, and Repetition in poetry.
– Students will interpret the meanings of poetic devices used in a poem.
– Students will explain the poet’s message of a poem.

Classroom Activities

Students will read and write the following types of poems:

Cinquain –  A cinquain is a structured, five-line poem.  A cinquain does not rhyme.
Haiku – Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry.  Haikus are three-lined, poems that follow a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.  Haikus are often about nature.
Diamante – A diamante is a structured poem with seven lines that form the shape of a diamond.  A diamante compares two contrasting, or even opposite words.
Tanka – Tanka is an ancient form of Japanese poetry.  Tanka poems are similar to haikus, but they have five lines instead of three. Tanka poems are often about nature, love, or an event or occasion.
Pensee – A pensee poem is a five-line, structured poem that does not rhyme. Each line has a specific number of syllables.
Acrostic – In an acrostic poem, the subject of the poem is written in capital letters down the page.  The letters of the word are then used for the first letter in each line.
Quinzaine – A quinzaine poem is a structured three-line poem that does not rhyme.  In a quinzaine the last two lines are used to ask a question about the first line.
Septet – A septet poem has seven lines with syllables that follow a pattern.
Alliteration – Alliteration is when two or more words in a phrase begin with the same sound.  In an alliteration poem, most of the words in each line begin with the same sounds.
Clerihew – A Clerihew is a short, humorous, rhyming poem about a person (or animal). A Clerihew has just four lines.  The rhyming patter is AABB.  The first line must contain the name of the person that the poem is about.
Limerick – A limerick is a five-line humorous poem, usually about a person.  The rhyming pattern for a limerick is AABBA.

Assignments Due

Friday, May 24th –
Poetry Packet
Spelling Homework
Spelling Test


Friday, May 31st – (No spelling.)
Science Fiction Paper
Book Report
Poetry Packet
Poetry Project
All missing assignments are due.

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