Wednesday, February 8 English 9- Second Semester Navejar, Dammanna, Huth
Write down the following notes Denotation and Connotation• DENOTATION: The common, strict definition of a word as found in a dictionary; usually easily understood• CONNOTATION: The extra layer of meaning each word carries beyond the minimal, strict definition found in a dictionary• Much of poetry involves the poet using connotative diction that suggests meanings beyond what the words simply say• Example: The word "snake" simple denotes a reptile. But it has the connotation of someone who can not be trusted, someone sneaky, or dishonest
What we accomplished• Period two- we learned about the essay structure. Now we need to put together our essay. We will move onto Blackberry Eating.• Period three- We learned about essay structure. We started writing our five paragraph essay. We need to hand in our final draft. We will move onto Blackberry Eating.• Period 4/5-Began writing 5 paragraph essay. We will move onto Blackberry Eating.• Period 7/8-Began writing 5 paragraph essay. We will move onto Blackberry Eating.• Period 9-Began writing 5 paragraph essay. We will move onto Blackberry Eating.
Notebook check on Friday• We will check your notebook on Friday• If you do not have a notebook, you must have one by Friday – Daily notes – Essay notes- five paragraphs – Poetry terms – Frost CABS (we have this)• We will enter in your 5 paragraph poetry analysis – Complete/incomplete grade• Participation grade
Lesson objective• Today we will:1. Review poetry terms we learned2. Review poem Road Not Taken3. Consider the terms used in the poem4. Construct a 5 paragraph essay
Essay Structure• Indent to show you are starting a new paragraph• Do not put a space in-between paragraphs – Introduction – Paragraph on Rhyme scheme – Paragraph on Theme – Paragraph on literary devices used in the poem – Conclusion
Monday, February 6TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, Sponge ActivityAnd sorry I could not travel both Please sit and work on theAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could followingTo where it bent in the undergrowth; • Review the list ofThen took the other, as just as fair, terms we haveAnd having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear; learned so farThough as for that the passing there • Pick 2 of theHad worn them really about the same, literary terms weAnd both that morning equally lay have studiedIn leaves no step had trodden black. used in The RoadOh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way, Not TakenI doubted if I should ever come back. • Write themI shall be telling this with a sigh down on yourSomewhere ages and ages hence: paperTwo roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
Construct the Intro Paragraph periods 2 and 3 copyMost people think about if the choices theymade in life were the correct ones. In thepoem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken,the speaker reflects upon a choice he made.Robert Frost used a strict rhyme scheme(1), and literary devices(2) to develop histheme(3) about making important lifechoices.
Paragraph 2 You have this in your notes from Friday. This is the paragraph on the type of poem Road Not Taken is This is a poem that follows a strict rhymescheme. For example, the first stanza’s rhymescheme is A, B, A, A, B. The rhythmic pattern isconsistent as well. Each line has 9 syllables. Unlikefree verse, this poem follows a rigid structure.
Paragraph 3 You have this in your notes from Friday. This is the paragraph on theme. The theme of this poem is ____________.For example, the speaker mentions“___________________” (line ___). Inaddition, the speaker states“_______________” (line__). Throughoutthe entire poem, the main idea is___________.
Paragraph 4 Pick 2 of the literary terms we have studied (imagery, metaphor, diction, etc.) used in The Road Not Taken Use your notes from the sponge activity Robert Frost used literary devices in The Road Not Taken. Two of the literary terms used in this poem are _______ and ________. For example, the author uses imagery when he writes “___________” (line ___). He also uses ________ when he writes “_______________” (line__). These terms add insight into Frost’s message.(You can change the wording to fit your own terms and examples)
Create a conclusion paragraph Robert Frost used literary devices(3)theme(2), and a strict rhyme scheme (1) toconvey his message about making importantlife choices. Through his use of theseterms, he was able to emphasize his message.Frost teaches the reader a lesson about livingwith the choices he or she makes.
Piece your essay together• On a clean sheet of paper, you will write your essay using all of the paragraphs we wrote in class. This essay will be a part of your required English 9-second semester portfolio.• You need 5 PROFICIENT items in your portfolio to pass this class.
Blackberry Eating1. Pick up a green text book2. Open up to page 9123. Take out note book4. Have a pen/pencil readyWe will be reviewing a poem and learning: A. new terms- denotation and connotation B. Review terms- imagery and metaphor C. Vocabulary words D. And reading strategy
Blackberry EatingConnect (don’t write the question. Just write a one sentence response)Think of an everyday event that made you reflect/think. Example- sitting on the porch.Background (read the paragraph and copy down the most important or interesting sentence)Literary Analysis (write down the definitions)Imagery: the descriptive language that paints pictures in readers’ minds. Appeals to the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell or touchReading strategyForm a mental picture of each image: imagine experiencing what the speaker experiences at that moment, or relate the image in the poem to something that you yourself have experienced.Vocabulary DevelopmentWrite down the vocabulary words you see on page 913 and the definitions.
Blackberry Eating• Turn to page 914• Read poem 3 times• Identify literary devices that are being used in the poem – Terms we already know (look at list) – Terms we just learned• Answer questions on page 914 – 1 – 2 (a, b, and c) – 3 – 4