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Tuesday, April 26

  1. page National Poetry Month Activities edited ... {national-poetry-month.jpg} Welcome to IB’s celebration of National Poetry Month! Below you …
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    {national-poetry-month.jpg} Welcome to IB’s celebration of National Poetry Month!
    Below you will find a series of activities that will challenge you to find a place for poetry in your everyday life. Maybe you’ll be inspired to read or write some poetry.Maybe your evil English teacher will force you to read and write some. Regardless, have fun!
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    a Listen - Spoken Word Poetry
    What better way to learn about poetry than to listen to people talking about it. Visit the website below and choose a talk to listen to. Once you listen to it, write a few sentence response in your notebooks. Include the title and speaker in your response.
    Click Here To Listen to Some Professionals
    Or here.
    Or here.

    {whitmanmiracles.jpg} From "Miracles" by Walt Whitman
    Not in the mood for a lot of writing?
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Friday, April 22

  1. page National Poetry Month Activities edited ... Take a Listen What better way to learn about poetry than to listen to people talking about it…
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    Take a Listen
    What better way to learn about poetry than to listen to people talking about it. Visit the website below and choose a talk to listen to. Once you listen to it, write a few sentence response in your notebooks. Include the title and speaker in your response.
    https://www.ted.com/topics/poetryClick Here To Listen to Some Professionals
    {whitmanmiracles.jpg} From "Miracles" by Walt Whitman
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Thursday, April 21

  1. page National Poetry Month Activities edited ... {national-poetry-month.jpg} Welcome to IB’s celebration of National Poetry Month! Below you …
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    {national-poetry-month.jpg} Welcome to IB’s celebration of National Poetry Month!
    Below you will find a series of activities that will challenge you to find a place for poetry in your everyday life. Maybe you’ll be inspired to read or write some poetry.Maybe your evil English teacher will force you to read and write some. Regardless, have fun!
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    We each carry with us words of wisdom. Words that others have written often float back to us and stay with us, permanently. We clutch these "Life Lines" like sacred objects, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter.
    In celebration of National Poetry Month, spend some time reading poetry until you find
    Take a line, or lines, that represent something important about your life. You should be looking for lines that represent your most sacred thoughts, feeling, or beliefs, or lines that simply relate in someListen
    What better
    way to you. For this assignment, you MUST use lines from other people'slearn about poetry (Use the "find poems here" links in the navigation barthan to listen to people talking about it. Visit the leftwebsite below and choose a talk to explore poems.)listen to. Once you’ve found lines that represent you, share those lines of poetry that areyou listen to it, write a few sentence response in your notebooks. Include the most importanttitle and speaker in your life, along with a description about the precise situation when you’ve relied on them. Confused? Visit the following website to read other people’s “life lines,” or see Mrs. Coulter’s example.
    Life Lines Examples From Poets.org Mrs. Coulter's Example
    response.
    https://www.ted.com/topics/poetry

    {whitmanmiracles.jpg} From "Miracles" by Walt Whitman
    Not in the mood for a lot of writing?
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    2. NOTHING should be permanently damaged in the creation of your poetry visual. Take a photo of your creation before it disappears and submit it to your English teacher; submissions can be made in actual photo form OR you can send them to her via school email. Be sure to include the source of your lines in the photo caption.
    Need some inspiration? Visit the following website: Poetry Photo Examples
    Helping Hand Poetry - (We will do this one together in class next time, so skip for today.)Exquisite Corpse
    This project is a collaborative poetry game that is played by several people, each of whom writes a word on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal it, and passes it on to the next player for his or her contribution. The only hard and fast rule of is that each participant is unaware of what the others have written, thus producing a surprising—sometimes absurd—yet often beautiful poem.
    Here’s How To Get Started:
    In order to write your line of poetry, you must start with a group of FIVE people; once you have your group, see your teacher for a handout (handout also included at the bottom of this page). The handout will have five blanks that need to be filled in with an appropriate part of speech. Next, decide who is going to go first. That group member should fill in the first blank, fold the paper over to conceal what he/she has written, and pass it to the next member. WITHOUT PEEKING AT WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN, the second group member will fill in the next blank, fold the paper over, and pass it to the third group member…This should continue until each group member has filled in one blank.
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    your group feels likeagrees that you have created a line of poetry that is perfectly poetic,perfect (all the group member's words are use AND you may submit ithave revised/created an outstanding image, take that line and, working on your own, write a poem that includes the line. You will meet with your group to share your teacherpoems in final draft form.
    Remember, many of the most effective phrases or metaphors are those that are most surprising. So
    a few days.
    So
    get a
    As an example, the following is a line composed by Mrs. Coulter, Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Roderick, Mr. Bell, and Mr. Stremmel:
    Pointy nightmares scurry through my mind; My limping brain is a bewildered ragdoll.
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Thursday, September 10

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    http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/general/transition-to-university
    http://writingrock.org/college-paper-writing-vs-high-school-essay-writing.htm
    Read the following information (paying special attention to the "Argument" and "What's your point" sections) -
    http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/resources/collegewriting/high_school_v_college.htm
    For tomorrow:
    Be prepared to discuss the article above as it relates to your high school academic writing experiences and how your writing will need to change when you go to college next year.
    Be prepared to share your thesis.

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    http://writingrock.org/college-paper-writing-vs-high-school-essay-writing.htm
    http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/resources/collegewriting/high_school_v_college.htm
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    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/01/05/does-one-word-change-huckleberry-finn
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Tuesday, September 1

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    Email Mrs. Coulter at
    ecoulter@illinibluffs.com
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    Coulter's Classes:
    English 11
    Creative Writing
    AP English
    English 12 Composition
    History in Literature
    Need Grammar Help?
    Grammar Boot Camp!
    Recommendations:
    2011 Student Book Reviews
    Student Book Reviews
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    Find poems here!
    Click here for poems!
    Need Inspiration?
    Try Some Word Play
    Look At Poetry!
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Friday, August 21

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    Try Some Word Play
    Look At Poetry!
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