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Day 148: Writing and EOC Practice April 23, 2010

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1. Writing Practice. Students worked on a writing prompt for 15 minutes:

This will help you practice for the essay portion of your test.

1. Read the other poem from your TPCASTT yesterday (it’s on the back of the poem you read).

2. Write a paragraph that compares and/or contrasts the themes of the two poems.

Requirements:

  • Strong topic sentence/thesis
  • Use three or more direct quotations from the poems to support your argument. Hint: Use short words and phrases, not whole lines.

When finished, students turned in their TPCASTT worksheet, poem, and paragraph. Any students who did not finish this in class must do it for homework.

2. EOC Grammar practice. To brush up on what the EOC looks like, students spent about 10-15 minutes looking for errors in an EOC passage and answering questions about how to correct them.

3. Read “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Students had some time to start reading this poem for homework.

HW: Read “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot (Download here: The Love Song of J). Annotate it as you read. For example, you could paraphrase difficult section, look up words you don’t know, make connections between different parts of the poem, find assonance and alliteration, locate metaphors, and ask questions in the margin. When you’re done reading, write three discussion questions for a Seminar on Monday.

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