Weekly Classroom Newsletter

Weekly Tasks

This week we will conclude our Hamlet unit:
  • Conclude reading Hamlet
  • Watch some of the scenes from the 1996 Hamlet movie
  • Discuss Hamlet in comparison to assigned excerpts from Donald Miller's "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"
  • Turn in journal responses and final Hamlet essay

If there is time, we will also introduce the poetry unit with "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins

MIDTERMS ARE APPROACHING

You still have time to boost your grades before your parents are terrified by that C!

Midterms

Friday, March 25th, 12am

This is an online event.

If you are concerned about your midterm grades, contact me at: kjohnson15@mail.bw.edu

Knowing what's happening in the world

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/03/release-of-qatari-poet-long-overdue-good-news/


"It is absurd that he had to spend more than four years behind bars, when his poetry was simply the peaceful expression of his conscientiously held beliefs."

Changing the World, One Word at a Time! | The Queen Latifah Show
Check out this video exploring some of the issues of America discussed through poetry. For extra credit, write a journal response to the video. Share your favorite quote. Include a description of what your own spoken word poem would include.

DINO OF THE DAY

The carnotaurus.

Name literally means meat-eating bull

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Poetry Foundation

Use this link to explore works of great poets.