"Raised By..." poetry detective work. We discussed the need to be like detectives when we make meaning out of things like poems, novels, essays, news stories. Detectives use CLUES and EVIDENCE to solve their cases, and we, the reader, use the same techniques when we "unpack" poems.
- We discussed the poem "Raised By Women" in more depth today. If you were not here, you can see the notes I have in class.
Rotation Activities - Class was split into three groups by your color.
- Red/Purple - worked on selecting a dominate image to put on their Writing/Reading Notebook (WRN).
- Orange/Yellow - Played WOULD YOU RATHER.
- Green/Blue - Worked on brainstorming ideas for their Raised By... poem - who were you raised by? Think widely and abstractly (beyond immediate family members). Think about coaches, inspirational musicians, artists, dancers, athletes, nature, activities, lessons learned, etc.