Tuesday, February 2, 2016

English 9--2/4/2016

Jump Off (2-3 mins.)
--Take out your copy of the "Romeo and Juliet Character Connections" document and your copy of the Act I Reading Guide.  What do you remember about what we viewed last class?

S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--Reminder (Block 3): If you received a score lower than 70% on the possessive apostrophe quiz, you must take a requiz before the end of the day Friday (2/5).  Please make arrangements with me ASAP.  Additional preparation materials are located on the shelf next to the door above the “Grammar Hammer Extras” sign, and I am more than willing to go over the last quiz with you as well!  

  • highlight "need to knows" for quiz next class
--brief share-out as per the "Jump Off"

Film/First-Draft "Reading" -- Act I of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (35-40 mins.)
--finish "materials assessment" for remaining scenes by reading prompts/questions.  What are we "looking for" while viewing Act I? 
--finish purposefully viewing Act I of the film--gather information for discussion/assessment preparation by jotting down notes and responding to reading guide prompts/questions

Transition (THINK) (10-15 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the Richard Parson's version of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet from the front table.  Write your first and last name and "Mr. Martin" on the first page of the text (the page with a man in sunglasses reading a book with "CGP" on the cover).  Then, write your first and last name and book number on the sheet on the front table.
--Back at your desk, take a look through the Parson's version of the text in order to get a feel for it.  What do you notice?
--briefly discuss observations so as to familiarize ourselves with the text
--quietly and independently use the text to address/answer at least two of the prompts/questions on your reading guide for which you currently have blanks

Transition -- pairs formed via a drawing of cards (3-5 mins.)

Discussion Preparation (PAIR) -- Act I of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (5-6 mins.)
--compare/share responses with each other for the next five minutes--when time is up, we will engage in wrap-up discussion as a whole class

Discussion/Closure (SHARE) -- Act I of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (remainder of class)
--whole-class share-out

HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #6, which is due at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 2/8).  This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions. 
HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your "The Shakespearean Sonnet" document, your "Romeo and Juliet Character Connections" document,  your Act I Reading Guide, and your "Background Information Mini-Presentation Notes" page prior to next class (Monday, 2/8) in preparation for a quiz.  You might want to also consider rereading Act I of the play and visiting the following web address:


--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and our next meeting.  Your book must be finished by mid-March.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  See me if you have finished reading your book and need a one-pager.
--As always, whatever we do not completely finish in class today, you can expect to finish next class!

On the backburner:
  • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
  • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)