Tuesday, March 28, 2017

English 9--3/30/2017 & 3/31/2017

Jump Off
--Please pick up a "Part-Length Preference Sheet" from the front table.  Read and fill in the sheet ASAP!  Then, clear your desk of all but a writing utensil, turn in the halfsheet, and pick up a copy of today's assessment.  Good luck! :)
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Trevor F.
  • Bea T.
S. the C.
--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?


Assessment -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet--Drama Terms/Poetry Terms, Act II, and Act III
--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 approximately 8-10 Post-its from the front table.  Then, prepare to respond to the following question:
  • If aiming to read the next section of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet actively/purposefully with a pen or pencil in hand, what would you look for/what would you jot down?
Active/Purposeful Reading Activity -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act IV
--What should we look for/what should we jot down?
  • create a list of active/purposeful reading tasks on the front board
--assign reading roles (volunteers first, then fill remaining roles via a drawing of cards)
--preparation time (5 mins.--TIMER SET!)
  • Students without a reading role will engage in some more free reading.
--form an alphabetical-by-middle-name circle out of the desks and open to page 53 of the Parsons text
--active/purposeful reading of Act IV--complete Post-its as per the list we created
--Closure (time permitting)
  • engage in discussion as per Post-its and page 63 of the Parsons text
--As always, whatever we do not finish in class today, you can expect to finish next class!
--Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FINAL FREE READING BOOK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO CLASS!