Poetry? Oh No-etry!

What we will learn (objectives)

  • Become more independent in your learning. Teach yourself how to learn.
  • Encounter and consider great ideas.
  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. L.5
  • Obtain and use academic and domain specific vocabulary. L.6
  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. RL.1
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. RL.4
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. W.2

What we will do (assignments)

Choose Your Own Book

Poems we will study
* = scansion

(a nice collection)
(more by ee cummings)