Poetry Introduction - Scribe Post for December 1, 2008.

Monday, December 1, 2008
Hi. To be really honest with you, I have no idea what to blog about today. Since Harbeck wasn't here today and everything. Whoa! I'm not saying that Ms. Hay isn't a good sub, it's just that I didn't ask her. So.. yeah. But here I go! By the way, this scribe might be filled with writing.. sorry.

In Class or.. a summary for what Harbeck said on the math page.
  • Ms. Hay told us that we have to make Integer poems, which is no surprise since Harbeck told us on Wednesday.
  • 5 Integer poems. Pick any kind you want, (from the paper she gave us).
  • Poem must be about the following: Adding Integers, Subtracting Integers, Partitive Division, Quotative Division , The "Rule for Multiplying" integers (Ron's Rule, Pratts Law, Mel's Rockpile etc)
  • You need 3 different types of poetry in Chapter One. You can do the following : Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, Free Verse Poetry, Picture, Diamante

So, during class we started our poems. But it was SOO hard, especially if you're sitting beside the most annoying..ist? boy in the world.. : CASEY. Haha, just kidding. :) Here's one of my ROUGH COPIES. It's not a FOR SURE poem, just something I tried out.

Diamante: Diamante is the Italian word for diamond. The poetic form takes the shape of a diamond when it is completed. A diamante is a seven line poem.There are two patterns to choose from. Pattern one develops one topic. Pattern two starts out with one theme and in the middle begins to move toward an opposite theme.

Line 1: Choose a topic (noun)
Line 2: Use two describing words (adjectives)
Line 3: Use three action words (verbs)
Line 4: Use a four-word phrase capturing some feeling about the topic
Line 5: Use three action words (verbs)
Line 6: Use two describing words (adjectives)
Line 7: Use a synonym for an ending word (noun)

Example 1: This poem expresses one theme about a pop singing star.

Famous, successful
Singing, dancing, shouting
Mesmerizing the adoring audience
Performing, working, reaching
Frenzied, dazzling

My Tryout.
Adding Integers Poem

Problem Solving, simple
Thinking, increasing, gaining,
always trying your hardest,
receiving, completing, finishing,
Easy, fun to do,

Here are some sites that might help you guys write some poems!
Free Verse:http://www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing%20with%20poetry/Hickey/Free%20Verse.htm
I can't find one about Picture Poems
Diamante: http://www.franklinlakes.k12.nj.us/famsweb/curriculum/English/diamantepoems/diamante.html

So, I guess that's it. That's all I got completed, well I mean.. this was the only 'rough copy' I had for my poems. I don't want the world to see MY REAL poems yet anyway! Haha, Good luck on your poems!
oh, and the next scribe is.. Tracy.

please comment and make corrections for me! Especially you Harbeck, if this wasn't how I was suppose to do the scribe for December 1, tell me! So I can fix it as soon as possible. Thanks. Oh, and I'm not really sure if there is a math/unit test tomorrow. But you guys should still study everything that we learned for this unit (Not Poetry)!

Bye, bye.


  1. Mr. H said...

    OK Peachy you are fast. Really fast. Thanks for scribing. Are there any links that would help students do the different types of poetry being assigned?

    December 1, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

  2. peachy 8-41 said...

    Oh, sorry. I just wanted to get it over with. Well, I'll go look! :D

    December 1, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

  3. mbale 8-41 said...

    Good job Peaches! :). But on your scribe, it didn't show if the test is tomorrow or not? :S

    December 1, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

  4. peachy 8-41 said...

    I'm not sure about the test, that's why. S:

    December 1, 2008 at 10:03 PM  

  5. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    PEACHY ! :) lol, nice scribe. You write lots, ahaha. Well your scribe looks really nice. Its funny how you write exactly what you do in class. Like the "Casey" part. It made me laugh. Anyways, just dropping by. Keep up the good work Maeddah Tan. ;);)

    December 2, 2008 at 6:38 PM  

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