Monday - Begin one of our last units of the year: Farewell to Manzanar. We will begin our unit with an Anticipation Guide that will challenge the students to look at the essential questions that we will encounter within the book. After filling out the Anticipation Guide, the students will have a four corner discussion where they will debate out their answers. After, each student will write a paragraph on which question they felt most passionate about and explain why. Pass out books and have students fill out book cards.
Tuesday - Pass out worksheet on the book's foreword, chronology, and terms. The students will look through the beginning of the book, with a partner, and fill out the worksheet. Discuss and share out answers as a class. Begin reading as a class. Pass out chapters 1-3 reading questions; students will fill out the questions as we read.
Wednesday/Thursday - Today we will investigate Pearl Harbor and its effect on United States' citizens. Why were Asian-Americans targeted? Was this fair? Does this connect to anything we see today? Continue reading as a class. Students will then work in pairs to read an article and fill out the corresponding questions. Share out.
Friday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Close look at "shikata ga nai." Do you agree with this? Is this phrase a source of power and hope or despair? Journal entry from character's point-of-view.
Monday - PowerPoint presentation of all the project options that are available to the students for our final projects for Romeo & Juliet. The students will receive all the materials and rubrics for the project. Once the students have been introduced to all of the options, they will then choose which one they would like to do. The rest of the period will be devoted to planning their projects.
Tuesday - Work day in the computer lab or classroom. Please use your time wisely! Projects will be due on Friday.
Wednesday/Thursday - Today is the last work day. Projects are due tomorrow!
Friday - Share out projects and present to the class. Article of the week, if time. We are now done with Romeo & Juliet! Great work!
Monday - The students will read an article that gives an opposing view to reading the play in school. This reading will mimic the types of questions that the students will have on the SAT in the next few years. Review article as a class. Read together.
Tuesday - DO NOW: Thus far in the play, what would you consider to be the climax? Is there something bigger coming? Finish reading Act IV. Discussion questions in pairs. Catch up with the movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read ACT V Scenes 1-3 (up until Romeo's death). Stop and compare/contrast the two other film versions and see which one is most authentic. What are the differences? Is one more confusing than the other. Discuss and share out. Continue reading, if time. Movie.
Friday - Finish reading play. End of book discussion questions. Finish watching the movie. Introduce students to the final projects for the play. We will have class time for the students to work on their projects next week.
Monday - DO NOW: Why has Capulet's feelings about Juliet's marriage to Paris changed? Discussion on parental concern to social status. Read as a class. Catch up with the movie.
Tuesday - DO NOW: Are there different types of love? Explain in your journal. Looking at the different types of love present within Romeo and Juliet. Students will find parts of the book that supports each kind of love. Share out. Assign out parts and continue reading as a class. Movie, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Begin class with "What We Know" activity. This will be important as we transition into the end of the book. Discuss with a partner and write on the board. Iambic pentameter/rhyme scheme work. Act out reading and watch movie.
Friday - Rewrite the Friar's plan for Romeo and Juliet. What were the problems within the plan? Address the mistakes in the plan and make amendments for each. Share out. Read and watch movie.
Monday - DO NOW: Who is your favorite character thus far in the play? Explain your thoughts. Journal entry in that character's point-of-view. Share out journals. Continue reading Act II. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Film analysis of the famous balcony scene in Act II. Students will watch the other two versions of the film that we have yet to see - Luhrmann and Zefirelli - and compare and contrast each. Individual work on worksheet. Share out. Continue reading and watching movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - How many different themes have appeared thus far in Romeo and Juliet? Students will get into pairs and list as many as possible. What about different conflicts? List again. Close look at medicine during the time period. Continue reading as a class.
Friday - DO NOW: Prediction. Share out predictions. Today we will read aloud and answer our reading questions. If there is time remaining, we will catch up with the movie.
Monday - Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre jigsaw activity. Share out and discuss. Reading question work. Read. Movie. There will be a quiz on Act I on Wed/Thurs, depending on A or G period meeting times.
Tuesday - Begin timeline with days and times. Character chart work. Read together as a class. Make sure we finish Act I for tomorrow's quiz. Allow students time to review vocabulary words. Movie, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Quiz on Act I of the play. Vocabulary will also be a part of this quiz. Assign out parts and continue with our reading as a class.
Friday - Students will create a character map for all of the Montagues and Capulets. Who is who? Who falls under each house? Iambic pentameter/rhyme scheme practice. Read and watch movie.
Monday - SNOW DAY.
Tuesday - Prezi on the life of William Shakespeare with guided notes. Assign out reading parts. Begin movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Romeo iPhone activity. Independent writing work. Share out as a whole class. Continue reading and watch movie, if time.
Friday - Iambic pentameter work. Group work for selected lines from some of Shakespeare's works. Share out. Pass out vocabulary words. Read as a class. Movie.
Monday - Begin writing essays. The students will also have the next class to finish the papers up. They will be due at the end of class on Tuesday.
Tuesday - Complete code hero essay papers. If completed early, the students may independently read.
Wednesday/Thursday - Essays are due. Students will turn in their papers and we will be done with our Hemingway Code Hero unit! Looking at famous quotes from Romeo and Juliet. What questions do you have about the book? What do you hope to learn? Anticipation guide independent work. Face-to-face activity. Share out.
Friday - Independent reading for the first 15 minutes of class. Prologue activity. Partner work. Continue reading as a class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Friday - Finish movie and pass out essay assignment and rubric. Introduction and conclusion essay work. Next week we will be in the computer lab to work on the essays.
Friday - Begin planning essays through our essay planner worksheet. This must be turned in on Monday before the students can begin writing their code hero essay.
Monday - Four corner discussion for the first 20 minutes of class. Journal entry on the discussion process right after the discussions are done. Turn in alternative assessments and begin presentations.
Tuesday - SNOW DAY.
Wednesday/Thursday - Complete any more presentations. End of the unit PowerPoint on the key themes and elements from The Old Man and the Sea. Once completed, we will then transition into the last part of our unit: the code hero essay. We will compare the code hero characteristics from the book to the famous Will Smith movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. Pass out writing planner and outline, which will be completed as the students watch the film. Begin watching the movie.
Friday - Continue watching the movie and working on our writing planner/outline.