Tuesday, March 1, 2016

English 9--3/2/2016

Jump Off
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  Number the index card 1-12 as per the model on the front board.
--Take out your homework assignment (“Drama Term Tracking Sheet”).  Prior to today’s quiz, I am willing to go over three of the terms on this sheet in detail.  Look through your work and pick out three that you would like to address as a 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.
--Reminder: Beginning with the end in mind--our ultimate purpose when closely re-reading sections of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet:

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?


Review #1 -- Drama Terms
--PowerPoint slides shared--use word list on front board/write answers on card--go over answers
--Look through your homework again.  Are the three you selected still the terms you want to address?

Review #2/Instruction -- Drama Terms/Poetry Terms Application
--via a show of hands, determine which three we will address as a class
--for each of the three terms:
  • Poster definition read aloud
  • Work from a volunteer shared
  • Additional instruction delivered (if necessary)
--Clear your desk of all but a writing utensil.  When you are instructed to do so, pick up a copy of the assessment from the front table.

Assessment -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet--Act II and Drama Terms/Poetry Terms Quiz
--carefully complete the assessment quietly and independently
--When you finish, place your work in the black basket on the front table.  Then, engage in free reading until everyone is finished.

--Pick up the “Act III--Paraphrasing Practice/Making Inferences” document from the front table.  Purposefully read the directions back at your desk.
--Q & A

HW Time
--directions modeled for first line of Benvolio’s lines
--quiet and independent work time

HW (Class Preparation)
--If you do not finish the task in class today, complete the “Act III--Paraphrasing Practice/Making Inferences” document as directed.
--Work on finishing your free reading book.  You have just about 2 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.

On the backburner:

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