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Free Response Journal entry: Before you begin to write be sure to complete a free response journal entry on paper. Start writing about your poem. Write non-stop. What did it remind you of? What have you thought about your poem since the last time you saw or heard it? Once you have had an opportunity to free write, begin to compose your response. Do Not Forget, You are to change the information that is located between the <brackets> Choose any or all of the topics below to help you compose your post. Take you rtime and be descriptive. We want to see, hear, taste, feel, and smell what you experienced when you read and reflected on the poem.
- Attention Getter: One line from <Title> that stands out for me is: “<Copy a line from the poem >I think this is <adjective> because… <Add 4 or 5 sentences>
- Attention Getter: Another line that I <past tense verb> was: “<Copy another line from the poem >.” This stood out for me because…
- Comparison to your life <Title of poem > reminds me of something that happened to me. One time… <Add 4 or 5 sentences telling your own story.>
- Author Interest: I <would / wouldn’t> like to read more <poems > by <Author’s First and Last Name>, because… <Add 4 or 5 sentences explaining why you feel this way.>
- Something interesting happens: Something interesting happens on line < ____ > where it says: “<Copy the line or lines from the poem>.” This is a important point in the poem because <Explain the events or conflicts in the poems so far, then go on to explain why you think this particular event or conflict is interesting, surprising, predictable (or not), unusual, fun, odd, or enjoyable.>
- Literary elements: Discuss those literary elements within the poem: hyperboles, symbols, personification, metaphors, similes, etc.
- Theme: One of the big ideas or themes in this poem is <Finish this sentence.> You can see this on line <_____> where it says: “<Copy lines from the poem>.” As you can see <Author’s Last Name> wants us to think about… <re-state what you think the main ideas are behind the lines and literary elements within the poem.>
- Current Event: So far, the <plot / characters / themes> in <Title> reminds me of a story in the news. What happened was…<Add 3 or 4 sentences telling about something from the news. Give the source of your information. Make a link to it if possible. Describe what is similar and what is different in the story from the news and the one in your poem.>