Each student received a copy of the 6-point rubric from the English 12 provincial exam and an example of a 6 essay.
- Students read the scale. As a class look at 4,5,6 descriptions.
- Each student receives an individual copy of the “6” exemplar.
- In groups of 2-3, students discuss each of the “4” exemplars. Students take individual notes of the “4” essays’ strengths and weaknesses. (Why is it not a 2 or a 6?)
- Small groups report why the essays received a 4 instead of higher or lower to the class.
Ms. Heffelfinger will be teaching Block A the following three poems.
For Someone in Heart Surgery (Poem) by Meredith Quartermain.
The other two poems are from Pearls32, an annual anthology of work produced by Douglas College students. Franchise Employee #979 (Poem)
Public Speaking (Poem)
Today we looked at war poems, including the following:
“jingoism” and “miles of bones” by bill shields
The St. Crispin’s Day speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V
Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html
Over the next several days we will be analyzing the following poems
Explain the significance of the structure of the poem (what it looks like, verse order, any poetic devices)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickensen Because I Could Not Stop For Death
I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed by Emily Dickensen I taste a liquor never brewed
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost The Road Not Taken
After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost After Apple Picking
Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix WindCriesMary
Today we discussed the following examples of allusions, metaphors, similes, symbols, and repetition
“5 score”, “Emancipation Proclamation” “100 years later”
‘flames….injustice’ ‘manacles…segregation” “chains of discrimination”
‘Exile in his own land’ Gradualism
“a promisory note” “a bad cheque” ” insufficient funds” Bankcrupt “bank of justice”
“Autumn of freedom and equality” “Whirlwinds of revolt”
“Palace of justice” “justice rolls down like water”, “righteousness like a mighty stream”
”an ocean of material prosperity”
“now is the time”
“thirst for freedom” “drink from the cup of bitterness”
“quicksand of racial injustice in the solid rock of brotherhood”
“I have a dream” “we hold these truths self-evident” “all men created equal”
“mountain of despair; stone of hope”
“let freedom ring”
“lonely island of poverty”
“discord of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood”
“cannot be satisfied”
“crooked line straight”
Find the following:
allusions, metaphors, similes, symbols, and repetition