2015/16 SSR PoR

Comment here to leave your Proof of Reading (PoR) information. Please label your comments using the following format:

  1. Name (first and last)
  2. Type of PoR + link for access
  3. Title of book + author


  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. D/C entries – https://docs.google.com/document/d/110P_wdCNosULh4sMRbbM3kGafMfxaJnFYBdCQkTU2UM/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer


  1. Nick Caro
  2. Goodreads review – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1430611366
  3. Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng

Thursday, May 5

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In Class:

Today we had SSW for 2o minutes, and then turned in our stamp sheet. If you forgot to bring your stamp sheet, you still have the rest of the school year to turn it in. After SSW, we finished watching Dead Poet’s Society. Then we had recitation makeups, for those who have not recited their poems yet. After recitations, we were introduced to the Component 5 museum piece.

For the museum we need to make a Math, History, and English artifact. For the English artifact you need to create a found poem by using a ripped page from the Literature book. You can’t use a poem that is already in the book, table of contents, or index. Here is the video Edwards showed us in class to create a found poem:



  • Make your found poem “uniquely you”
  • Go to Pinterest and look up “found poetry” to get inspiration
  • Use a Sharpie because the Literature book pages are glossy
  • Find the words first, then draw the picture

The artifact will be judged on the poem found on the page. You also need to make a QR code of your personal blog, and place it somewhere on your artifact. It’s due Friday, May 20th.

On Monday May 23rd, all extra credit is due. Turning in your Literature book is not mandatory, but you will get extra credit if you turn it in by May 23rd.

CAASP testing is next week on Monday (Math) and Wednesday (English).

8-10 ( Monday and Wednesday): Resting

10-12 (Monday and Wednesday): Testing

Here is the link to the Class of 2017 Mini Awards where the winners will be recognized at the final pep rally on May 27th: http://goo.gl/forms/8C4sajcKFR


Chemistry: Half Reaction Method Worksheet and Battery Model if you are not taking the written test is due next Friday
Math: Worksheet

Thursday, April 21

Gameplan :

Admin stuff: New Schedule for next week because the speaker was no longer able to make it.

Poem Example:

Poet’s Theater: 3 people will read your poem. People will annotate the poem. Not a peer review,but an annotation. To give ideas for explanation paragraphs.

Poem Writing: Finished Poem, Explanation, and Recitation Due: Thursday

H/W: 3 Clean copies of your poem for Poet’s Theater on Monday

Wednesday, April 20

Recap: Monday we harknessed with Mrs. LaRussa

Today: IMG_1346

SSR:20 mins

You Tube Samples:

Create Your Own: We are to create our own poems.


  1. You are writing a poem.
  2. Does not follow any fixed form.
  3. No minimum, but maximum is 1:30 mins. Haiku must be expressive enough for Ms. Edwards to grade. She wants to feel your haiku.
  4. No censorship, but swearing must be deliberate.
  5. Must write a three paragraph paper identifying three different literary devices in your poem. The paragraph must explain what the device does in the poem.
  6. Rough Draft Due: Thursday
  7. Poem and Explanation Paper Due: Thursday
  8. Recitation of Poem: Tuesday