Novel Reading Checks
Students will have a slowly increasing reading assignment a few nights a week. As reading sections are assigned, I will post them here along with when they are due. Currently we are working on LOVE THAT DOG.
Page 6-14 due Monday 5/6:
How are Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening and Tiger Tiger different from The Red Wheelbarrow?
Do you think Jack’s definition of poetry (that it is just short lines) is beginning to change? Why or why not?
Page 15-19 due Tuesday 5/7
Why does Jack like the dog poem so much?
How does Jack feel about poetry on pages 15-19?
Is Jack changing, if so how?
Page 20-34 due Wednesday 5/8
What is the rhyme scheme for “The Pasture”?
How does Jack use the poems Ms. Stretchberry has read to the class to create his poem “YOU COME TOO”? Make sure to think of specific evidence.
What do you think Jack’s current definition of poetry is?
For Pages 35-41 due Tuesday 5/14
What does Jack think of Concrete poetry? How do you know?
What does Jack think about being anonymous on these pages? How do you know?
Why do you think Jack is thinking about his yellow dog so much?
For pages 42-60 due Wednesday 5/15
Why does Jack like Mr. Walter Dean Myers’s poem “Love That Boy” so much?
What do you think of Jack’s new poem about his dog? What are the elements of poetry Jack likes to use?
What does Jack’s teacher ask him to do and why does he not want to do it?
For pages 61-86 due Monday 5/20
How does Jack take all his previously written poems and use them in his poem “My Sky”?
How did the author visit from Mr. Walter Dean Myers go?
How has Jack changed from the beginning of the book to the end of the book?