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.