Wednesday, April 28, 2010


See posts from below, reprinted here:
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Clearly this is a day late, but you should be doing your assignments on "Khubla Khan" and, after today, Tennyson's "Ulysses."

The nearly complete poetry pack is on Dropbox, and I will embed "Khubla Khan" and "Ulysses" right here by the end of the day.
Posted by Mr. Koon at 8:20 AM 0 comments
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SL students: bring in your projects for presentation on Friday/Monday. All others, listen to and score your oral.

Complete your follow-up to the structural awareness activity on "To His Coy Mistress."

The questions:
1. With two genii, arrange the poem you have received into what you think constitutes the best poem possible with the material.

2. Describe the rhyme scheme.

3. Describe the metrical pattern and write a scansion of two lines.

4. Describe, neatly and in logical order, your group's process for determining where each line goes. Who suggested what? What was the very first thing you did when you saw this cut up mess? Use paragraph form with appropriate transitions to link sentence to sentence (first, next, then, however -- that sort of thing).

5. Write your rationale for grouping the lines as you do. This part differs from process; it is not what you thought and in what order. It is a justification for the poem standing as you have arranged it.

Poem is to your right.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The calendar is to the right. It is to be trusted: A-day goes tomorrow.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Fine tune of assignment: You can have, as you present, ONLY copies of the poems, statements from your world-class critics, and the rubric. To compensate, your due date has been rolled back one week to Wednesday/Thursday, April 28-29. Early presentations are welcome and encouraged with a five-point bonus on the percentage score for the presentation.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


An oral display of staggering erudition is due on Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.
Interested parties should look at the Voice of Democracy oral essay contest! More here soon.