Tuesday, March 21, 2017

English 9--3/22/2017 & 3/23/2017

Jump Off
--Please do the following in the first 5-ish minutes of class: 

  • take out your copy of the “Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes” document from last class
  • take out or pick up from the black basket on the front table your poster from last class
  • finish making your poster in the time permitted
  • engage in free reading if you are already finished or when you finish

--The following students need to SEE ME after class today in order to discuss an INCOMPLETE recorded for Marking Period 4.  If you fail to see me, I will have to refer you to the main office for central detention so that we can "take care of business" after school:
  • Grace B.
  • Lilly D.
  • Trevor F.
  • Austin H.
  • Hunter L.
  • Jasmine M.
  • Donovan M.
S. the C.
--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?


Activity (cont.) -- Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes Posters
--Reminder:  The directions given for the activity read as follows: 
  • Use resources (smartphones, computer, literature books, dictionaries, etc.) in order to determine what is needed to fill in the blank(s) for your term
  • Paraphrase the definition of your term
  • Create a visually appealing poster for your term to share with the rest of the class, including
    • the term prominently displayed
    • the paraphrased definition of your term
    • an example of your term “in action”
    • corresponding visual
  • Prepare a brief presentation to share with the rest of the class in which you...
    • share your term and paraphrased definition
    • make sure that your classmates are able to fill in the blanks on their notes page for your term
    • share your example and visual in order to clarify the meaning of your term
    • are prepared to respond to any questions from your classmates regarding your term.
Mini-Presentations/Notetaking -- Drama Terms Notes/Poetry Terms Notes
--When preparing/practicing your mini-presentation, keep this information about content and these seven public speaking tips in mind:
    • Your presentation must include all four of the items included in the bulleted list above, but you should not just read from your notes page and your poster!
    Delivery (Public Speaking Tips)
    • Pause/smile in front and gain the attention of your audience before speaking.
    • Speak loudly enough to be heard by all.
    • Speak at an appropriate speed (NOT TOO FAST).
    • Speak with enthusiasm.
    • Make clear attempts at eye contact to ALL parts of the classroom.
    • Limit vocal fillers ("umm", "ahh", long silences, etc.)--NO MORE THAN 3-5 PER MINUTE.
    • Limit distracting body movements (podium tapping, hair smoothing, etc.). 
    --mini-presentations practiced in pairs
    --mini-presentations delivered/notetaking

    --Pick up a copy of the Act II Reading Guide from the front table and engage in a "materials assessment" together.  What are we "looking for" while viewing Act II?

    Film/First-Draft "Reading" -- Act II of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet
    --purposefully view the film until a few minutes remaining in class--gather information for discussion/assessment preparation by jotting down notes and responding to reading guide prompts/questions

    Closure -- Ball Toss
    --Tell us something that you now know/understand that you did not know/understand/understand fully before class today.

    --You can expect to finish viewing and/or discussing Act II in class next time!
    --Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class (especially since no reading for The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is being assigned!).  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FINAL FREE READING BOOK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO CLASS!