Monday - Begin our second to last unit 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 they 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/Wednesday - 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.
HW - Chapter 2 for Thursday.
Thursday - Today we will investigate Pearl Harbor and its effect on the 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 - Welcome back from vacation! Go over expectations for formal writing and common errors within the Romeo and Juliet 1-2 page papers. Talk out game plan for the next week and the rest of the year. Quick article of the week as a class.
Tuesday/Wednesday - The next two classes will be devoted to the students finishing up their Romeo and Juliet projects. They will have two full class periods in the computer lab to complete the project.
Thursday - Work day in computer lab.
Friday - Share out projects and present to the class. Introduction into Farewell to Manzanar if we have time.
Monday - Finish movie. Since we didn't have a chance to get to it on Friday, today we will make a plan for Romeo and Juliet. How would it be different than the Friar's plan? Share out. Hand out projects and review each.
Tuesday - I will be out of class today due to professional development, but the students will read, annotate, and answer questions for an Article of the Week. The AOW will be turned in. Students may work on their projects with the time remaining.
Wednesday - SAT DAY. NO CLASS.
Thursday and Friday - Two days to work on projects and essay component of project.
Monday - Essays are due at the start of class. Turn in essays. Share out thesis statements and what each student wrote their paper on. Journal entry on writing process. 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.
Tuesday/Wednesday - 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.
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 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 - Go over writing assignment. Talk over writing prompts. Begin finding quotes for paper. Work on outline for paper.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Time in either the computer lab or with the computer cart to work on Romeo and Juliet paper.
Thursday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Time in either the computer lab or with the computer cart to work on Romeo and Juliet paper.
Friday - Article of the week. Papers will be due on Monday!
Monday - Read through Act II of Romeo and Juliet. Work on reading questions. Journal entry. Continue watching movie.
Tuesday - NO SCHOOL DUE TO SNOW.
Wednesday/Thursday - 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.
Friday - Pass out essay question options. Next week we will begin writing essays for the unit. Assign out parts, continue reading, and watch movie.
Monday - Vocabulary quiz (associative tools may used) with Act I multiple choice questions. Continue reading.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Students will create a character map for all of the Montagues and Capulets. Who is who? Who falls under each house? Iambic pentameter practice. Read and watch movie.
Thursday - Timeline of events up to this point. Journal entry in character's point-of-view. Assign out parts and continue with our reading. Work on reading questions in groups.
Friday - 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.
Monday - Prologue translation activity. Group work. Share out and discuss. Assign out parts for whole class reading. Begin watching movie, if time allows.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Iambic pentameter work. Group work for selected lines from some of Shakespeare's works. Share out. Read as a class. Movie.
Thursday - Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre jigsaw activity. Share out and discuss. Reading question work. Read. Movie.
Friday - DO NOW to begin class. Share out and discuss answers to DO NOW. Vocabulary work. Students will create their own sentences using the vocabulary words. Assign out parts and continue with our reading as a class.
Wednesday - Article of the week. Read and annotate independently. Answer attached reading and rhetorical device questions. Opinion response. Share out and discuss.
Thursday - 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. Response questions. Begin reading.
Friday - Prezi on the life of William Shakespeare with guided notes. Continue reading aloud and begin movie.
Monday - Check end of book reading questions. Finish movie so the students will have completed notes for their test on Thursday. If the class finishes the movie, we will plot diagram the story.
Tuesday/Wednesday - PowerPoint and guided notes on the end of the book. This will help the students review for their test on Thursday. Play a Jeopardy book game for review. Finish movie, if needed. Test review/questions.
Thursday - UNIT TEST on The Old Man and the Sea. ASSOCIATIVE TOOLS AND NOTES FROM THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS CAN BE USED ON THE TEST.
Friday - Mrs. Kohs will be coming in to educate the students on Office365.