A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

June 13, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008: Post Your “What is Poetry?” Essays

Filed under: 10B Materials, Poetry — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:29 pm


1.  Print a copy of your essay—be sure to print preview and ask Mrs. Barbre, our media specialist, for permission to print.  The first two pages are free; each page after that is 10 cents.  Let’s make sure you have no blank pages in your paper. 

2.  After you have printed a copy and submitted it to me, please post your poetry essay here.  Remember to include only your first name.  Thank you!

Mrs. Hamilton


June 27, 2007

Poem of the Day Responses: June 27, 2007

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:48 pm

Today you get to choose the poem of the day!  Click here to see the six choices.  Once you have chosen a poem, compose a thoughful and reflective response to the poem you have selected.  Remember to identify the title of the poem (use quotation marks) and the author of the poem.   Your paragraph response should be at least 8-10 sentences.


June 26, 2007

Color Poetry

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 3:42 pm

Yesterday we experimented with a strategy for writing poems called a “color approach to poetry.”  Please take a moment to share your draft of your color poem here.  Thanks!

Mrs. Hamilton
Click here to read Mrs. Hamilton’s color poem, “Orange.”

June 25, 2007

June 25 Poem of the Day: “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:00 pm

Today’s poem of the day is “Choices” by Nikki Giovanni.   Please read the poem two times before you attempt to formulate a response—remember that a line break is not always where the thought of sentence ends (hint, hint for reading this poem!).   🙂  Formulate a thoughtful response to this poem that is at 8-10 sentences; use your “poetry reflections” questions to generate this response in paragraph format.

If you want to know more about the life of Nikki Giovanni, check out this brief biography.

June 22, 2007

Poem of the Day Response, June 22

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 3:44 pm

Please go to http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/001.html  to read today’s poem of the day.  Use at least 7 of the 10 response questions I have provided you to craft a thoughtful response to this poem in a paragraph of 8-10 sentences. 

June 20, 2007

Great Poetry Books in Our Media Center

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 7:46 pm

  Here are some poetry books you might want to look up today while we are in the library…they have been favorites with students in the past!

What is poetry?

Filed under: Poetry — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 3:44 pm

Please post your “What is poetry?” essay here.  Please remember to post your first name only—no last names.  Thanks!  🙂

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