This week we have been identifying the mood in a poem and using the mood to help us make interpretations of the poems we read. Read the poem below, written by Shel Silverstein, and identify the mood of the poem using words from the poem to support your thinking. Then, discuss the theme of the poem. What lesson can you learn? What is this poem really about?
YESEES AND NOEES
The Yesees said yes to anything
That anyone suggested.
The Noees said no to everything
Unless it was proven and tested.
So the Yesees all died of much too much
And the Noees all died of fright,
But somehow I think the Thinkforyourselfees
All came out all right.
- Shel Silverstein
This week I would like you to find a favorite poem. I would like you to bring in that poem to share with the class. If you don't have a favorite, then just bring in any poem that you like. Remember that poems can show up in a lot of places. If you would like to do some searching, here are a few websites you can go to:
Have fun! I can't wait to hear your poems! : )
This week's assignment is a writing blog! Please choose a link below to finish one of the stories (like we've done in class).