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Assignments 11/28 – 12/2

November 28, 2011

Monday 11/28

In class:

Vocab List 9

Writing Workshop

Grammar redux

HOMEWORK (Due Wednesday 11/30)

1. Use Word Smart to create this week’s vocabulary list. Be sure to include the word, its part of speech, the definition and your own sentence.  Type it, print it and stick it in your vocab section.

2.  Finish your explication.

3.  Read “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens. Start by reading the information that precedes the poem on page 211.  Look up any words you don’t know and be ready for a great discussion on Wednesday.

Wednesday 11/30

In class:

“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”

Visual poetry

HOMEWORK (Due Thursday 12/1)

Write your “Thirteen Ways” poem.  Be sure to follow the handout I gave you.

Check the following links:

This is an amazing animation of the poem done by the artist Edward Picot.  Click on “start” then click on the apples to see each stanza.

This youtube video is a pretty good visual interpretation of the poem.

Thursday 12/1

In class:


“Ars Poetica” and “Missed Time”


  1. Study for vocab quiz
  2. Prepare for poetry assessment.  Be sure you know the terms we went over in class this week, as well as the ones you studied for the last assessment.

Friday 12/2

In class:

Vocab Quiz 9

Poetry Assessment 2


Read the Langston Hughes Casebook beginning on page 348 (or 374).  Read all the poems and all the essays at the end of the chapter (they’re short).  Read everything actively as we will be having a “graded discussion” on Monday!


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