Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.30-12.4

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY-TUESDAY
--Vocabulary QUIZ--
Optional Sonnet Drafts, Peer Review


WHAT ARE CHARACTER SQUARES?
-designed to be turned in with your sonnet, the character squares require you to use vocabulary, analysis, and creativity to interpret your text.
-SEE SAMPLE


Discuss Act II
-Juliet as empowered female (she is staged higher than Romeo)
--insists upon her own terms
--goes against parents
--J handler, R bird
-translate Friar soliloquy


WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Watch ACT II


Act III
-irony
-Mercutio language and meaning
-types of love
Watch Act III


ACT IV: TWO WORLDS

-R is “fortune’s fool;” J defies parents and tradition; controls own destiny

R&J Book Test December 10
-sonnets, lit. terms, analysis, essay-

Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

**JOURNAL DUE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 9TH

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 23rd*, 24th, 25th

Monster Essays Due

Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Watch Act I
-characterization
-examples of oxymoron

Act 2
-Queen Mab Monologue
-”He Jests…”
Balcony Scene
-imagery of light, celestial bodies
-death, animals

Watch Act II


WEDNESDAY
SSR
-no journal entry
HWOriginal Sonnet due December 7th
Vocabulary Quiz November 30th
Character Squares due December 7th

Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.16-11.20

5 Weeks to Finals!
See full Agenda 9HP r&J 5 Week Agenda


**
JOURNAL DUE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 9TH



Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Elizabethan England
-chain of being
-beliefs, superstitions
-language
Shakespeare Life and Times
-theater and performance
-biography

Sonnets
-background
-themes
-rhyme and meter
WORKSHEET

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Vocabulary List

TERMS: pun, soliloquy, conceit, oxymoron, malapropism, irony

R&J-5 Act Structure
Setting and Background
-dramatic reading

Guiding Themes: loyalty, fate vs specific action, unrequited love, parental rebellion

Examples of Independent Projects
-no Book Report Requirement (this year-you guys are about to turn in essays!)
Vocabulary Quiz November 30th

Original Sonnet due December 7th
Character Squares due December 7th


The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet READING SCHEDULE (Quiz if necessary)

(For each act, write post-its on metaphors, motifs, figurative language)
Act I for THURSDAY, Nov. 19
Act II for MONDAY, Nov. 23
Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.9-11.13




"What is a Monster?" Essay Writing

MONDAY
Review Rough drafts
-independent edit
--see rubric checklist
HW Draft #2 due Thursday, online document, okay.

TUESDAY
SSR #9

WEDNESDAY--> No School
VETERAN's DAY

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Draft #2: Read Around

Return Jekyll and Hyde
Get Romeo and Juliet

Introduction to Shakespeare
-Elizabethan Times
-Shakespeare Biography
HW Final "Monster" Essay due to turnitin.com November 23rd; Lunch Office Hours available to any who wish to have teacher-edits.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.2-11.6

"What is a Monster?"

LINK TO FULL TEXT HERE: "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Finish in-class reading
-vocabulary
-worksheet
Watch: Animated Short: "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Introduce: What is a definition essay.  Prompt.
HW Finish Worksheet; AND, begin planning outline for essay.

WEDNESDAY
O HOUSE-rules presentation

THURSDAY-FRDAY
Brainstorm Monster Tropes

Outline Template

Sample definition essay

Collect evidence

Laptops
HW Rough draft due MONDAY