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Friday, November 7: Playing Ball November 7, 2014

Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.

1. Students discussed the Robert Frost poem we read for homework and turned it in.

2. We started brainstorming about the second key metaphor in the play: baseball. Students first filled out an inventory about their own experiences, and then we tried to connect them to baseball terminology. Here are the handouts: Baseball Terms (L5).

3. Next, we went out to play an inning of baseball so everyone would have a (cursory) understanding of the game.

4. We came back in to reflect on our experience on the field, how it could be metaphorical, and students received their homework.

Homework: Annotate one of the Baseball Poems and then write your own poem about a life experience you brainstormed in your pre-game inventory. The poem must use as many baseball terms as possible, but it cannot actually be about a literal game of baseball. (And it must be school appropriate, so don’t go putting your minds in the gutter when you think about “bases”!) Due Monday.

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