February 5, 2019

This quarter, students are diligently studying poetry. Having built a foundation on understanding poetic form, students are now analyzing various poems and poets, comparing and contrasting themes, identifying structure, seeking to answer ‘How are elements of poetry expressed in the theme of a poem?’; meanwhile, they are continuing to hone their craft in writing. Perfecting how we practice in Language Arts trains us to adequately express thought through writing; therefore, students continue to work on daily exercises that incorporate vocabulary instruction,  context clues for comprehension, and grammar. As the time nears for conferences, students are hard at work explaining and illustrating themes of some of their favorite poems they have read over the last couple weeks.