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.
Monday - Article of the week to start the week. If students are done with the article and questions early, they can independently read as the end of the book is due on Friday.
Tuesday - DO NOW: What obstacles is Santiago having to deal with while he is out trying to catch the big fish? Share out. Today we will find specific quotes from the novella that supports Santiago as being Hemingway's code hero. The students will have to look through the text for direct quotes that illustrate the five code hero characteristics. Present findings from the worksheet. Read, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Reminder that the end of the book is due tomorrow. Today we will go over what a four corner discussion is and how it works. The students will be given questions that they will begin to work on. These questions will be discussion questions for our four corner discussion which will be on Monday. Review vocabulary words and read.
Friday - End of the book is due. Quiz with vocabulary will be given. Once completed, we will watch the short illustrated version of the movie on YouTube. Please prepare for the four corner discussion on Monday over the weekend by completing the worksheet and creating two of your own open-ended questions on the text.
Monday - Journal: Do you consider Santiago to be a success or failure? Explain why with text evidence. Go over reading packet questions from over the weekend. Continue reading as a class.
HW - Pages 37-80 due on 2/1 with completed questions.
Tuesday - Comparing our way of life to Santiago and Manolin. What similarities do we have? How about our differences? Go back to page 17 and have a discussion on what qualities are found in a hero or someone that we look up to. Write down in our journals and then discuss. Pass out the vocabulary words. Vocab work time. Read as a class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Possible quiz on the reading tomorrow? Characterization activity for Santiago and Manolin. Students will go up to the board and write down the similarities and differences, as well as quotes for support. Continue reading and studying vocabulary.
Friday - Quiz on pages 37-80??? DO NOW: Create a timeline of the eight most important events within the book so far. Share out. Pass out final reading questions, which will be due with the end of the book on Friday 2/8.
Welcome to the second half of the year!
Thursday - Journal entry: What is something that you had to work extremely hard for, but you'd do it all over again because of what you learned/earned? Look ahead to the next couple of weeks. Anticipation guide for our new book, The Old Man and the Sea. Move around the class and debate. Assign out books to each student. Begin reading as a class.
Friday - PowerPoint and note taking. Personal responses to essential questions. Continue reading and use our "Say Something" reading strategy as a class. Pages 1-36 are due on Monday and questions will be collected.
Monday - Go over entire midterm and what the structure will be. Review literary elements from the beginning of the year. Pass out the vocabulary words that will be on the exam. Give students time to work on the vocabulary.
Tuesday - Pass out the short story that will be on the midterm. Students will be given time to start reading and annotating the short story. They can use this annotated copy of the story on the actual midterm.
Wednesday - Full class to review and prepare for midterms. Good luck!
Monday - DO NOW: What do you predict will happen once all of the patients take the medicine? Continue watching Awakenings. We will finish the movie tomorrow, but please add to the viewing guide today.
Tuesday - Finish movie to begin class. Time to complete viewing packet and write out rough draft comparison paper. Share out. Journal in Leonard's point of view, if time. We will go to the computer lab during next class to write our one-page comparison papers.
Wednesday/Thursday - Write one-page papers in the computer lab. Papers are due tomorrow.
Friday - Hand in one-page papers. Article of the week.