In the left hand column you will find links to all the daily plans for the Poetry Unit. Below the daily plan, in smaller print, will be the required resource/ article/ video or worksheet that must be read or completed for that day. In the right hand column you will find additional resources that you may find helpful to support our overall learning throughout the unit.
Day 1: Intro to Sylvia Plath: "Lady Lazarus" "Daddy" Journal: Catharsis: n. The process of releasing,
and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. Part
1: Thinking back to The Stranger Next Door, where did the characters experience
catharsis? Was there more than one cathartic release? Explain. Part 2: In
connection to our poetry unit, predict how Sylvia Plath uses poetry as
Day 2: Mental Metaphors: "Balloons" "The Arrival of the Bee Box" Journal: Write down words, feelings and thoughts that come to mind when noticing the details of this painting.
Day 3: Social Context: "Stings" "The Swarm" Journal: It is 2015; the days of gender stereotypes and designated gender roles are over right? When it comes to male and female "roles", have times changed, or are there still tensions concerning how men an omen should act when it comes to education, jobs, marriage, etc.?
Day 4: "Cut" "You're" "Apprehensions Journal: Describe a time when you've felt something bad was about to happen. How did your mind play a major role in whether or not to act on that apprehension?
Daily Analysis (15-20)
Everyday in class we will be covering 1-3 poems. You are to annotate EACH of the poems in the packet but only complete ONE of the poems in the "4 Box Approach Template" given in class or listed below. I will be collecting 10 of your 4 Box Approach templates for a formative grade but you are expected to complete one each day in class.
Out of the 24 poems we study in class, you are required to complete 5 poetic cue cards which will be an in depth analysis of those poems for a project/ paper grade at 20 points each for a total summative assessment grade of 100 points.