Thursday, March 3, 2016

English 9--3/10/2016

Jump Off #1 (1-2 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of today’s agenda from the front table.  We will then go over the agenda together prior to completing the tasks included therein.

Jump Off #2 (1-2 mins.)
--If you do not already have one in your possession, pick up a copy of the Act III Reading Guide from the front table so that we can engage in a "materials assessment" together.  What are we "looking for" while viewing Act III?

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
--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.
--Reminder: Beginning with the end in mind--our ultimate purpose when dealing with The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (especially when closely re-reading sections of the play):

ROUGH End-of-Unit Assessment Writing Prompt:
Write a multi-paragraph essay in which you argue the extent to which both Romeo and Juliet are fatally impulsive by analyzing their responses to similar circumstances.  Then, answer the "so what" question: Why did Shakespeare develop his two main characters in this manner?


Film/First-Draft "Reading" -- Act III of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (40-45 mins.)--“materials assessment”--read prompts/questions aloud so that students know what to “look for” while viewing Act III
--purposefully view Act III 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.)
--quietly and independently use the Parsons text to address/answer at least three of the prompts/questions on your reading guide for which you currently have blanks

Transition -- groups formed via pre-established groups written on the front board (2-3 mins.)
Discussion/Closure (SHARE) -- Act III of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (remainder of class)
--compare/share responses with each other until the end of class
HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your "Romeo and Juliet Character Connections" document, your "Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes" document, your "Drama Term Tracking Sheet", your “Act III—Paraphrasing Practice/Making Inferences” document, and your Act III Reading Guide prior to next class (Monday, 3/14) in preparation for a quiz.  You might want to also consider rereading Act III of the play and visiting the following web address:
--One-pagers are due in class on Wednesday, 3/16 for those students who have yet to complete one.  We will use some class time on Wednesday to complete one-pagers.  Students who have already submitted a one-pager will engage in free reading during this time.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!