We revisited "The Legend," discussing the setting and sensory images that tell the story of the poem. Students clarified their understanding of some unfamiliar terms in the poem. We ended our discussion by talking about the center of gravity of the poem: the line we felt was most important to the message.
"Knock Knock" by Daniel Beaty: We watched the performance and discussed the message. Students worked in groups to discover the center of gravity.
"Point B" by Sarah Kay (the first part of the TED Talk): We watched the performance and discussed the message. We will do a little more with this poem tomorrow.
I met with several students during tutorials today as they worked on their revisions for the timed writing (due tomorrow).