January 29

Teacher Plan Day






30

31

9am Pick up Bronx

10:30 Pick up Bronx


​New Seats
New Passes


Notebook #3 
entry #1
What is poetry?

"Look" by Nate Marshall

TEDxUOregon
The poetry of personal experience

Add to your entry

What would you add to what you wrote before?


Poetry Terms

*We Wear the Mask"
with mini-analysis


*Read Bronx Masquerade and fill out character chart

Bronx audio on YouTube


HW-Read to page 23 and fill out character chart

February 1


2

"Zoom Out" Kealoha

*Toss-a-Line


Entry #2
Make a prediction about what you think will happen in the next section. 
Share out


*Read Bronx p. 23-57 filling out character chart

*Beneath the Surface poem: 
pre-write
assignment
models-teachers
model-Tatiana

*Beneath the Surface masks

*Words describing people

HW-Beneath the surface mask, poem, and pages 23-58 in Bronx with chart

5




6

Mask Due


"Average Black Girl" by Ernestine Johnson

More student models

Work on reading and character chart

Begin reading p. 58-81

Work on Beneath the surface poem and mask

HW-Read Bronx to page 82
Finish poem-due next class







7


8

Beneath the surface poem due


"Knock Knock" by Daniel Beaty

"Knock Knock" text

Letter to....poem
assignment and 
pre-write


”Message to a Friend”(Bronx p. 43)

“A Letter to my Mother”
(Bronx p. 161) 

Teacher models:
Ms. McNeil
Mr. Drescher

Student Models
Wren
Kiera

Descriptive Word List-see writing resources


Work on pre-write and then poem


HW-Read Bronx Masquerade p. 82-101 filling out character chart

Work on Letter to...Poem due Feb 14th

9



12

"Hell" by Talib Kweli


Work on Letter to poem

Watch Louder Than a Bomb 


HW-Work on Letter To...Poem and continue reading Bronx Masquerade and filling out the character chart




Slam Videos



Lots and Lots of Slam!

Verselandia and Franklin Slam 

14

Letter to...Poem due 


Ben Payne at Verselandia "Shatter the Lies" 28:06

"Shatter the Lies" by Ben Payne (text)


Models

When You Tell My Story poem:

Assignment

Pre-Write 1

Pre-Write 2

Challenge with this poem: Alliteration


HW-Continue reading Bronx and filling out character chart

Work on "When You Tell My Story" poem


16

"Your Result" by Lauren Steele
1:40:34


'Your Result'
poem:

Assignment
with poem text and pre-write

 Other Models:

Dakota
Ms. Perdue
Maya
Ms. Garrett
Zach


Step it up: Enjambment
Mr. J's website


Work on poems

Choose your
Cafe La Resistance poem


HW-Work on

When you tell my story poem

Read Bronx and fill out chart




21  Early Dismissal


When You Tell My Story poem due

Negative Imagery Holding Us Down

Lauryn Hill


Work on poems


HW-Read Bronx Masquerade and fill in character chart



23

Your Result poem due


"S is for Lisp" George Watzsky

Choose poem for Cafe Resistance

Finish "Louder Than a Bomb"

Work on poem or reading and character chart 

HW-Practice poem for Cafe Resistance






27

Open Mic




March 1

Bronx Character Chart due


Explain Everything:
create and play




5

Mr. J teaches

7

Mr. J teaches



9

Mr. J teaches



13

NW Youth Career Day


15

Poet Study



19

Poet Study




21

Poet Study


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Poet Study


SPRING
BREAK

New Honors Info

Ms. Garrett online