Monday - Introduce scrapbook assignment for an individual character. Rhetorical devices PowerPoint. Continue reading as a class. Movie, if time.
HW - Read Act IV Scenes I & II
Tuesday - This week we will analyze rhetorical devices through persuasive speeches in the play. Calpurnia tries to convince Caesar to stay at home for his own safety while Decius tries to persuade him to go to the capitol. The students will pair up. With three different colored highlighters, they will highlight the parts of each speech (Calpurnia’s and Decius’) that include ethos, parts that utilize logos, and parts that rely on pathos. In the margins, they will explain WHY each part of the argument fits the mode of persuasion identified. Finally, they will write a response to the following short answer question: Both Calpurnia and Decius are very persuasive, but in the end, Caesar listens to Decius and chooses to walk to his death. How does Decius show that he understands Caesar’s personality and motivation better than Calpurnia does? Discuss as a class.
HW - Read end of Act IV
Thursday - Work day in the computer lab for our scrapbook assignment, which is due on Monday. Turn in vocabulary packets.
HW - Read Act V Scenes I & II
Friday - Return vocabulary packets. Read Act V Scenes III & IV as a class. Introduce the schedule for next week - we will have a day in the computer lab to write an in-class essay that goes along with the test. Review for test. Movie, if time.
HW - Finish play at home, if we haven't already in class. Scrapbook due on Monday.
Monday - DO NOW: Which character from the story appeals to you the most so far? Why? We will then analyze questions from Act I in groups via a PowerPoint. Work time. Review HW questions from Act I. Turn in questions for tomorrow's quiz on Act I. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Quiz with vocabulary for Act I of Julius Caesar. After the quiz, we will read Act II Scene I together as a class. Students will then receive the Act II vocabulary and reading question materials. Time to work on the questions and vocabulary. Movie, if time.
HW - Read Act III Scene I. The Act II questions will also be due on Thursday.
Thursday - DO NOW: What goes into your decision making process? For major decisions, do you spend time thinking about the causes and effects or just go with your gut and see what happens? Review Act II thus far with our newspaper headlines that we used with Act I. Paraphrasing Brutus' soliloquy from Act II. This will be a good way to practice for the bigger speeches in Acts III and IV. Receive Act III questions. Read Act III Scene I as a class. Movie, if time.
HW - Read Act III Scene II & III for homework.
Friday - NO SCHOOL DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY.
Monday - CrashCourse and worksheet on the Roman Empire. Pass out books to books to students and have them fill out book cards. Pass out dramatic terms and devices worksheet. Define and write-in "pun" for our first word. Look for an example of a pun and write it down in our chart as we read aloud. Assign out parts and begin reading as a class.
Tuesday - DO NOW: What does it mean to be honorable? Discuss with further questions. Finish reading Act I, Scenes I and II. Partner questions on the board for Act I, Scene II. Define and explain three new terms that we can put in our chart for terms and devices - aside, soliloquy, and dramatic irony. Assign out parts and begin reading Act I, Scene II, if time is still available.
Thursday - Finish Act I, Scene III, if more time is still needed. Create newspaper type headlines for all the scenes within Act I. Watch Act I of the motion picture. Distribute character charts and begin working on chart for Cassius, Brutus, Caesar, Calpurnia, and Antony.
Friday - The students will read, annotate, and answer questions pertaining to an article on the life of Julius Caesar. After completing the article packet, the students should look over and start crafting their associative tools for the vocabulary quiz that is coming up. If all of their work is complete, the students may read or work on homework quietly.
Monday - Because of the three days off from the storm last week, we will now begin our unit test on To Kill a Mockingbird.
Tuesday - SNOW DAY.
Thursday - Finish unit test. NO RED INK once the students are completed with the test.
Friday - Begin Julius Caesar unit. Anticipation guide with paragraph response to the guide's most important statement. Move around the room and share out. Journal entry: Do you believe in fate? Why or why not? Do you look for "signs" of things to come in the future? Explain. Share out.