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  • 1. Monday, November 19 th , 2007 Mrs. Navejar
  • 2. Literacy For Your Future
    • Make and Break
    • You will match questions with the appropriate answers
    • Break into groups
    • Group leader, pick up one strip each for your group
    • Pick up handouts for each member of your group
  • 3. Make and Break Directions
    • Read each question and look for the strip (paragraph) that best answers the question.
    • Handout (white sheet of paper)
      • Write your name on the top
      • Write each answer under the question
      • Put handout in your folder
  • 4. English 10/ Grammar- page 272
    • Hard to find subjects
    • Practice
      • Identify the verb and the subject in the following sentences
      • Am I a spy in the land of the living?
      • In the place of an arm, there grew a wing.
  • 5. English 10/ Grammar- page 272
    • Hard to find subjects
    • Practice
      • Identify the verb and the subject in the following sentences
      • v s
      • Am I a spy in the land of the living?
      • In the place of an arm, there grew a wing.
  • 6. Grammar- page 272
    • Hard to find subjects
    • Practice
      • Identify the verb and the subject in the following sentences
      • v s
      • Am I a spy in the land of the living?
      • v
      • In the place of an arm, there grew a wing .
      • s
  • 7. English 10/ Reader’s Log
    • Turn to page 264
    • Review Data Analysis findings
      • We need to focus on
        • Grammar
        • Comprehension
        • Reading Strategy
        • Literary analysis
  • 8. Reader’s Log
    • Connect
      • Write down one song that makes you feel “something”.
      • How does this song make you feel?
    • Background
      • Read the paragraph
      • Write down one sentence that is important
    • Literary Analysis
      • Tone
      • Musical Devices
    • Reading Strategy
      • Respond to the images and ideas
    • Immersed in Words Chart
  • 9. Conscientious Objector, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Turn to page 266
    • Before you read
      • In “Conscientious Objector,” the proud, determined speaker refuses to cooperate in any way—passive or active—with the forces of death. Through allusions and figurative language, Millay communicates a timeless portrait of an individual who accepts that evil forces exist in the world but refuses to surrender to them.
    • Read the poem 3 times
    • Decide what “instrument” could best express its rhythm, content and tone.
    • Support your ideas with details from the text.
  • 10. Conscientious Objector, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Identify the way s that the poet immediately establishes a serious, determined tone.
  • 11. Conscientious Objector, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Identify the ways that the poet immediately establishes a serious, determined tone.
    • The directness of the statement and the use of the word “shall” give the opening line a very serious tone , as if the speaker is making a proclamation.
  • 12. A Man, by Nina Cassian
    • Turn to page 267
    • Read the poem three times
    • Consider the following questions
      • What was the man doing when he lost his arm?
  • 13. A Man, by Nina Cassian
    • Turn to page 267
    • Read the poem three times
    • Consider the following questions
      • What was the man doing when he lost his arm?
      • The man was fighting for his country
      • What does this suggest about the kind of person he is?
  • 14. A Man, by Nina Cassian
    • Turn to page 267
    • Read the poem three times
    • Consider the following questions
      • What was the man doing when he lost his arm?
      • The man was fighting for his country
      • What does this suggest about the kind of person he is?
      • It suggests that he is a brave and selfless man.
  • 15. Review and Assess- Group
    • In “Conscientious Objector,” what are two things the speaker will not do?
    • Why do you think the speaker will not tell the whereabouts of others?
  • 16. Review and Assess- Group
    • In “Conscientious Objector,” what are two things the speaker will not do?
      • The speaker will not help Death locate or conquer its victims.
    • Why do you think the speaker will not tell the whereabouts of others?
  • 17. Review and Assess- Group
    • In “Conscientious Objector,” what are two things the speaker will not do?
      • The speaker will not help Death locate or conquer its victims.
    • Why do you think the speaker will not tell the whereabouts of others?
      • The speaker won’t tell where they are because he or she does not believe in cooperating with death.
  • 18. Review and assess- Group
    • What does the man who lost his arm now “set himself to do”?
    • What does the poet suggest about him in saying that his arm was replaced by a wing?
  • 19. Review and assess- Group
    • What does the man who lost his arm now “set himself to do”?
      • He sets himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm.
    • What does the poet suggest about him in saying that his arm was replaced by a wing?
  • 20. Review and assess- Group
    • What does the man who lost his arm now “set himself to do”?
      • He sets himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm.
    • What does the poet suggest about him in saying that his arm was replaced by a wing?
      • The poet suggests that he has transcended his injury.
        • Transcended means to go beyond a limit or range
  • 21. The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
    • About this selection
      • Hughes captures the languid repetition and syncopation of the blues by using long sentences punctuated with sorter one. The repeated o and oo sound echo the crooning of the blues singer. Like a story within a story, the poem conveys the “blues” of the life of a blues musician.
  • 22. Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”
    • Listen to Billie Holiday sing , “Strange Fruit”
        • Read along as she sings
        • What is she singing about
        • What is the tone of the poem?
        • Pick a few words Holiday sings that influences the tone.
      • Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant south, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh, Then the sudden smell of burning flesh. Here is fruit for the crows to pluck, For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck, For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop, Here is a strange and bitter crop.
  • 23. The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
    • Turn to page 268
    • Listen to Muddy Waters sing “Take the Bitter with the Sweet” as you
      • Read “The Weary Blues” three times
    • Describe the tone of the poem. Identify the words in this passage that help to convey this tone.
      • The tone of this poem is relaxed and sad. Words such as poor piano , moan , rickety stool , and sad raggy tune help to convey this tone.
  • 24. Review and Asses- Group
    • What words does Hughes use to describe the way the man plays the piano?
    • Based on these descriptions, how would you describe the personality of the piano player?
  • 25. Review and Asses- Group
    • What words does Hughes use to describe the way the man plays the piano?
      • Hughes uses words such as drowsy, syncopated, moan, sad, and raggy.
    • Based on these descriptions, how would you describe the personality of the piano player?
  • 26. Review and Asses- Group
    • What words does Hughes use to describe the way the man plays the piano?
      • Hughes uses words such as drowsy , syncopated , moan , sad , and raggy .
    • Based on these descriptions, how would you describe the personality of the piano player?
      • The piano player is probably easy-going and melancholy.
  • 27. Jazz Fantasia by Carl Sandburg
    • Turn to page 270
    • Listen to “When the Saints Go Marching In”
      • Read “Jazz Fantasia” 3 times
    • Identify a few words in the poem that indicates Sandburg's enjoyment of jazz music
    Ooze Indicates Sandburg’s enjoyment of music Word from poem
  • 28. Jazz Fantasia by Carl Sandburg
    • Tone
      • Compare the tone of this poem with that of “The Weary Blues.”
    “ Jazz Fantasia” “ The Weary Blues”
  • 29. Review and Assess
    • Turn to page 271
      • Answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10
  • 30. Grammar page 272
    • Identify the verb and the subject
    • Under the gas light swayed the musician
    • What did the jazzmen play?
  • 31. Grammar page 272
    • Identify the verb and the subject
    • V
    • Under the gas light swayed the
    • S
    • musician .
    • What did the jazzmen play?
  • 32. Grammar page 272
    • Identify the verb and the subject
    • V
    • Under the gas light swayed the
    • S
    • musician .
    • What did the jazzmen play ?
    Verb Subject