1. We defined the following words in our spiral notebook:
stanza – the way lines are grouped in a poem
Denotative meaning – dictionary definition; literal definition
Connotative meaning – additional meaning a word may carry; emotions and associations connected to a word
Rhyme scheme – the pattern of rhyming words at the end of each line
**If you were absent, you need to write these in your spiral notebook and show it is done.
2. We identified rhyme scheme in the poem called “Life is Fine.” We practiced in a packet of poems that we received.
3. We discussed connotative and denotative meanings of words. We specifically looked at how connotative meanings support the theme.
4. We discussed how the structure of the poem can support the theme.
5. We discussed how the repetition of sounds supports the theme.
6. With any time left, we looked at a new poem called “Mother to Son” to practice identifying theme.
HW: Read chp. 6 of A Long Walk to Water and do “Reader’s Notes.” Don’t forget to stay up on your daily reading! Book Fair – on Wednesday.