Sunday, February 28, 2016

English 9--2/29/2016

Jump Off
--Take out your copy of the Act II Reading Guide.  What do you remember about what we viewed last class?

S. the C.
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework.  It would behoove you to check the blog and SchoolTool often.

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

Transition (THINK)
--via a show of hands, determine which prompts/questions require work with the Parsons text
--"divide and conquer" the six prompts/questions deemed necessary by doing the following:
  • quietly and independently use the text to address/answer the prompt/question on your reading guide assigned to you
  • Reminder: Specific references to the text improve responses and tend to move contributions up into the 3/4 range during discussion!
Transition -- groups formed including one person from each assigned prompt/question (2 mins.)

Discussion/Whole-Class Discussion Preparation (GROUP) -- Act II of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
--share responses with each other for the next six-eight minutes--when time is up, we will form a circle and engage in a whole-class discussion in order to wrap up our initial reading of Act II

--Form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks without talking.  Good luck!

Whole-Class Discussion/Closure (SHARE) -- Act II of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
--Reminder: the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
--whole-class discussion as per the protocol:
  • contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
Transition -- re-column desks/pick up the "Drama Term Tracking Sheet" from the front table

HW Time

HW (Class Participation/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete the "Drama Term Tracking Sheet" as directed.  Expect any or all of the following  to occur next class:
  • discussion of your work
  • collection of your work for assessment purposes
HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your "Romeo and Juliet Character Connections" document, your "Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes" document,  your Act II Reading Guide, and your "Drama Term Tracking Sheet" prior to next class (Wednesday, 3/2) in preparation for a quiz.  You might want to also consider rereading Act II of the play and visiting the following web address:

--Work on finishing your free reading book.  You have just about 2.5 weeks between now and the due date of the one-pager.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  See me if you have finished 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)