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Poetry sometimes feels as if it’s a different language. The stanzas are paragraphs; the similes and metaphors require connections; the rhythm can be hard to follow. Other times, the beauty of poetry can be overwhelmingly awesome. You decide what you’re feeling from one of these three poems. Go to: https://www.commonlit.org/en/texts/what-teachers-make?search_id=19961501 https://www.commonlit.org/en/texts/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud?search_id=19961759 https://www.commonlit.org/en/texts/i-ask-my-mother-to-sing?search_id=19961862 Then, note the title of your poem (in quotation marks), the poet’s name (spelled and capitalized correctly), and pick a line that stands out to you. Type (or cut-and-paste) the line; note why you chose that line (or lines). Make sure you pay attention to figurative language (simile, metaphor, hyperbole). No more than two of the same line please. Example:   I really liked Taylor Mali’s “What Teachers Make” because it speaks to my passion and frustration for teaching. Line 35 that referenced “the noblest act of courage” was powerful in its hyperbole.
Posted by obriengl  On Apr 22, 2019 at 5:57 PM 7 Comments
Words are alive, or they sometimes seem that way. Find one that speaks to you (but no more than two of the same word please). You will: note the word and its part of speech, understand the definition, use the word appropriately in your own sentence, and list its etymology (where it came from…its origins). Either: -check out Dictionary.com’s list of the most-searched words so far in 2019. You’ll have to look up the etymology separately. Or: -navigate to https://www.merriam-webster.com/popular-words to pick a word from the list of popular words. All the information you need should be here. Example:   Empathy (noun): My ability to feel empathy for my students sometimes makes it difficult to be tough on deadlines. This word comes from the Greek word for passion.  
Posted by obriengl  On Apr 22, 2019 at 5:33 PM 10 Comments
You’re creating projects, finalizing understanding, and prepping for class presentations. Which is more comfortable for you: a video presentation or an in-person classroom presentation? Why is this the best way? Please be sure to stick to one point of view (first, second, or third); if you use first person, please remember to capitalize your “I.” This blog requires a minimum of three sentences.
Posted by obriengl  On Apr 03, 2019 at 3:13 PM 20 Comments
You’ve picked your final project on The Giver (or other novel you read). You know you’ll be required to present your project. Share ideas (in at least three sentences) on how these presentations should be completed. Questions for consideration (but add your own input as well): Should we have a certain number a day? Should all the same type of project presentations be held on the same day? What else?
Posted by obriengl  On Apr 03, 2019 at 3:12 PM 13 Comments