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 - 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.
Tuesday - 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.
Wednesday/Thursday - 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. Enjoy the long weekend!
Friday - NO SCHOOL DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY.
Monday - 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.
Tuesday - 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.
Wednesday/Thursday - 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.
Friday - 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.
Monday - Since we missed three days last week because of the storm, we still have two more days to write our in-class essays. We will go to the computer lab today.
Tuesday - SNOW DAY.
Wednesday/Thursday - Because of ANOTHER SNOW DAY, we will use today as our last day in the computer lab for our papers. The final papers are due at the end of class.
Friday - Share out thesis statements and what each student wrote their paper on. Journal entry on writing process. Read as a class. DO NOW: Why has Capulet's feelings about Juliet's marriage to Paris changed? Discussion on parental concern to social status.