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.. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - 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 Wednesday.
Wednesday - 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 - 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
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.
Wednesday - 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 - Quiz on Act I. The students will read, annotate, and answer questions pertaining to an article on the life of Julius Caesar. Read together as a class. Movie, if time.
Monday - Check over outlines and student topics. Head to the computer lab and give students the period to begin writing their TedTalks. We will have one more period in the lab tomorrow to complete the papers.
Tuesday - Final workday in the computer lab. Papers are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. For students who want to present their TedTalk, we will have presentations happen on Wednesday.
Wednesday - Turn in TedTalk papers and begin presentations. Small group work. Journal entry on the process.
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.
Monday - Time to finish test, if needed. Article of the week once everyone is done.
Tuesday - DO NOW on the TKAM unit as a whole. Welcome students to our TedTalk writing week. Introduce the origins of Ted, worksheets, note-taking skills, and 10 commandments of TedTalks. Watch our first TedTalk by Sam Burns. Discuss talk after filling out worksheet. Begin brainstorming topic for our own talk.
Wednesday - Share out brainstorming topics. Logical fallacy definitions and examples. Look for logical fallacies in day-to-day life. Students will watch a TedTalk of their own choice and look for logical fallacies in the talk while filling out our new notes sheet. Share out findings.
Friday - Go over TedTalks from last class. Hand out writing assignment and rubric. Answer any questions that the students may have. Give students time to begin brainstorming and outlining their papers/talks. We will have TWO days in the computer lab next week to work on and finish the talks.