Monday, February 8th, 2016 English 11B TODAY’S OBJECTIVES: SWBAT reflect upon creative elements and respond in a critical manner. AGENDA: 1. 2. Complete grammar warmup #9 (critical reading). (6th/7th)In groups, complete SOAPSTone strategy using the poem Woman Work, as well as poetic devices for I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. 3. As a class, read “Carry Your Own Skis” by Lian Dolan (pp.522-526). What is the author’s purpose in writing this story (what does she want you to think about)? Complete freewrite on the following question: do you believe your generation “carries their own skis?” Or do they believe that “somebody is going to take care of them?” Identify the pros and cons of this belief. What specifically can be done to change this generation (if needed)? Needs to be at least one page – turn in when complete. 4. Using a dictionary and/or thesaurus, define ten words from Great Gatsby, its synonyms and antonym, part(s) of speech, and use in sentence. Teach this word and its proper usage to rest of class. Demonstrate how poetry can sometimes become lyrics; use “Richard Cory” as an example. What is the theme of this poem/song? 5. HOMEWORK/UPCOMING DUE DATES: 1) Next reading quiz on Great Gatsby Chapters 4-5 will be Tuesday, 2/9. 2) Final vocabulary list for Great Gatsby will be due next Thursday, 2/11. 3) Poetry presentations/due date will begin on Wed., Feb. 17.