Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 27-Mar 2

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY
Review ACT 1
-dramatic reading
-characterization
-3Q discussion
HW Read Act 2, Scenes 1-3 for Thursday


TUESDAY
Types of Love 1/2 sheet
-record evidence to support the 'types of love' evident in the play.
HW Read and finish 1/2 sheet


WEDNESDAY
SSR
#6

THURSDAY
Review Act 2
-The Balcony Scene
--a different interpretation of Juliet
Motifs
-death
-light images
-celestial beings
HW Read Act 2, Scenes 3-6 for Monday


FRIDAY
Movie and review questions

NEXT
character chart

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 21-24

Romeo & Juliet


TUESDAY
Read through sonnet drafts
-student samples
Shakespearean Insults
R&J Vocabulary
HW Read R&J Act I, Scenes 1-3 for Thursday


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #5

THURSDAY
Role Play
What are puns, soliloquies, character foils, oxymorons?
Review reading
-looking at language
-characters and relationships
-dramatic readings: voice, tone, delivery
HW READ R&J Act 1, Scenes 4-5 for Monday


FRIDAY
Movie
Questions on Movie





Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 13-17

Introduction to Shakespeare: Elizabethan Era


MONDAY
Quaker Share excerpts from Vignettes
Timed Writing: Mango Street prompt in your journal
NO HW


TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Get Books
Shakespeare Notes
-life and times
Elizabethan Language Worksheet

  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Elizabethan Age
  • Chain of Being
  • Beliefs and Superstitions
  • Theater and Performance
  • Shakespeare Biography
  • Play Structure
  • Family Feud and Structure
WEDNESDAY
SSR
#4

FRIDAY
Sonnets
  • Types
  • Versification: iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme
  • Figurative language
  • Shakespeare's sonnets
  • original sonnet 
HW Your Original sonnet is due Tuesday.  It must adhere to all sonnet rules.  25pts to writing category.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 6-10

The House on Mango Street


MONDAY
Share mimics or original vignettes
Review Collection assignment: DUE MONDAY, FEB 13th.
-look at student models
Review Q's from "Sire
Revisit Influential Women chart
HW see reading schedule


TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY (CAHSEE testing = Block schedule)
"Sally" Look at figurative language
"A Smart Cookie" Chart; What does this vignette say about regret?
"What Sally Said" What is Sally's reality?  What happens to children when parent's expectations suffocate?
Writing:
Memory Freewrite
HW see reading schedule; write 2 original vignettes



THURSDAY
Last day to share.
Reading Quiz
"The Monkey Garden" How does this story follow a similar schemes as a rite of passage?
"Red Clowns" Explore the racial implications of this vignette.; How is the moon voyeuristic?  What do the "red clowns" represent?
"The Three Sisters" Mythological Allusion: 3 Fates; What does "You must remember to come back.  For the ones who cannot leave as easily as you." mean?  Analyze.
"A House of My Own"  Literary Allusion: Virgina Woolf's A Room of One's Own
HW Work on collection; come in for feedback


FRIDAY
Suspense writing: "Ghost Walk;"
Techniques: the lead, thoughtshots, baby steps, unique perspective.
 Ideas: tone, sensory language and imagery
HW Collection due Monday. 


NEXT
Journal Entry #3: Timed writing in response to Mango Street prompt.
ROMEO & JULIET