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.
Monday - Go over writing assignment - this will be an IN-CLASS ESSAY, so everything will be done in class. Talk over writing prompts. Begin finding quotes for paper. Work on outline for paper.
Tuesday - 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.
Wednesday/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 - Papers will be due by the end of the class. Students can either finish up their papers, peer edit, review, or turn in their paper and work on an article of the week.
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 - Today we will just read aloud and answer our reading questions, as it is a half-day and classes are shortened. Continue back with a normal schedule on Monday!
Monday/Tuesday - NO SCHOOL. ENJOY THE SHORT BREAK.
Wednesday/Thursday - 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.
Friday - Timeline of events up to this point. Assign out parts and continue with our reading. Work on reading questions in groups. Movie, if time.
Monday - Since our unexpected snow day took time away from us last week, we will make up the iPhone exercise today, if need be. Read as a class. Discussion questions in journals and with a partner. Continue watching movie.
Tuesday - 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.
Wednesday/Thursday - Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre jigsaw activity. Share out and discuss. Reading question work. Read. Movie.
Friday - 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.
Monday - 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.
Tuesday - Independent reading for the first 15 minutes of class. Prologue activity. Partner work. Continue reading as a class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Prezi on the life of William Shakespeare with guided notes. Assign out reading parts. Begin movie.
Friday - Romeo iPhone activity. Independent writing work. Share out as a whole class. Continue reading and watch movie, if time.
Monday - Continue with The Pursuit of Happyness. Students will continue filling out their graphic organizers and plan their essays.
Tuesday - NO RED INK for the first 15 minutes of class. Finish movie, if needed. Create essay outline and paragraphs. Conclusion work.
Wednesday/Thursday - Work day in computer lab.
Friday - Last day to work on essay in computer lab. Peer edit, if complete. Essay will be due on Monday.
Midterms are Monday - Wednesday. GOOD LUCK!
Thursday - Begin our last part of The Old Man and the Sea 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 - NO SCHOOL.
Tuesday - End of book, along with reading questions, is due. Review reading questions. End of book PowerPoint. Pass out midterm essay question. Allow students time to begin brainstorming and outlining essay.
Wednesday - Go over entire midterm and what the structure will be. Pass out the short story that will be on the midterm. Review literary elements from the beginning of the year. 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.
Thursday - Entire class will be devoted to answering questions and preparing for the midterm.
Friday - MIDTERMS BEGIN - GOOD LUCK!
Monday - PowerPoint and note taking. Personal responses to essential questions in packet. Continue reading and use "Say Something" reading strategy as a class. Review pages 1-36 and collect the homework questions. Pass out new question packet. Journal: Do you consider Santiago to be a success or failure? Find a quote and write a well organized paragraph.
HW - Pages 37-80 due on 1/11 with completed questions.
Tuesday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Comparing our way of life to Santiago and Manolin. What similarities do we have? How about our differences? Continue reading as a class. Stop at page 17 (if not already there) 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 that will be on the midterm.
HW - Pages 37-80 due on 1/11 with completed questions.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Possible quiz on the reading??? Go over 37-80 and collect homework questions. 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.
Friday - DO NOW: Create a timeline of the eight most important events within the book so far. Share out. What is style? Look at Hemingway's life and his style. Choose two quotes that you think best illustrate his style. Exit slip: Do you enjoy Hemingway's writing style? Explain why or why not. Pass out final reading questions, which will be due with the end of the book on Tuesday 11/16.