Friday, April 14, 2017

Due Monday April 17, Tuesday April 18, Wednesday April 19

Due Mon 4-17
Writer's Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry with Mic Crenshaw
In your Writer's Notebook, write your rough draft for a full-length spoken word poem. Draw upon the writings we've done with Mic so far (Who Am I, Family, Stories in My Backpack) or weave in new ideas.  Feel to reference these tips, or watch these videos from PPS' 2016 Verselandia for inspiration/ideas.

Due Tuesday 4-18
Urban Planning Unit: Division Street Field Study Packet.  Click here if you need another copy of the packet or the 2011 WW article, "The Other Portland".

Due Wednesday 4-19
8th Grade Portfolio: The Bucket List


Monday, April 10, 2017

Due Tuesday April 11, Wednesday April 12

Due Tuesday April 11
Writer's Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry
~ Mic Crenshaw graphic organizers for Day 1 and Day 2 (click here for download)
~ Who am I? List completed
~ 4 bars written, using Who am I? List for inspiration
~ "10 Things I Know to be True"

Here is an instrumental hip-hop beat you can listen to, to help set your bars to a rhythm:




Due Wed:
8th Grader Portfolio Pieces:
6 Words
Thank-You Letter #1