Monday, October 10, 2011
October 3 - October 7
This week, students continued reading The Outsiders paying particular attention to S.E. Hinton's use of Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay". As a group we constructed the significance of the poem as it relates to its placement in the plot, its speaker, and its listener. Once we came to a consensus regarding the theme – the inevitability of change – students constructed their own “Nothing Gold Can Stay” response poems drawing on experiences from their own lives. Small groups used a Change Organizer to map out their ideas regarding cycles and change. Then, we looked carefully at Frost’s use of figurative language and sound so that our poems emulated his style and format. Check out the photos link to see what we created.