September 25

Honors 9th September 28–October 2

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: September 28-October 2

F 10/2—Vocab. Unit 4 quiz; USA TestPrep PSAT practice due

*Vocab. Study Plan: Complete exercises in your book. Play online games and complete interactive quiz at www.vocabularyworkshop.com and www.vocabtest.com .  Log in information is in the inside front cover and first page of your book.

 Monday, September 28

LG: Become acclimated to Shakespeare’s language by exploring words and phrases from the play and using them to represent an image. ELACC9-10RL9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

  1. Analyze unit 4 words
  2. Review PSAT Language Practice assignment on USA Test Prep (due Friday).
  3. View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank; write poems/prose passages and share *DIFFERENTIATION: Students choose the visual text and the words with which they work based on interest and reading level (words). Products will vary as students create poems.
  4. Discuss themes that emerge from the images and writing and create a list for the unit study of The Tempest.

*Homework: Finish your poem; we will write a reflection tomorrow. Work on USA Test Prep due Friday. Vocab. Unit 4 quiz Friday.

Tuesday, September 29

LG: Define the elements of drama, explain the difference between comedies and tragedies, and understand how to analyze a play. ELACC9-10RL9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

  1. Review unit 4 & PSAT practice on USA Test Prep
  2. Perform Act I Scene 1 https://folgereducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/5-great-ways-to-start-a-shakespeare-unit/ (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue). *DIFFERENTIATION: Students are grouped based on reading level; products will vary as students rehearse and perform.
  3. Assign theme & character development trackers; review historical info on Shakespeare

*Homework: Work on USA Test Prep due Friday. Vocab. Unit 4 quiz Friday.

Wednesday, September 30

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare. ELACC9-10RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. ELACC9-10RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.)

  1. Review vocab. unit 4 & PSAT practice on USA Test Prep.
  2. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection; perform and  summarize the exposition *DIFFERENTIATION: Students are grouped by learning style (leaders & performers mixed with introverts). Products will vary as groups interpret the scene differently and make choices for performance.

*Homework: Work on USA Test Prep due Friday. Vocab. Unit 4 quiz Friday.

Thursday, October 1

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare; understand the interconnectedness of texts by the same author and across time by different authors. ELACC9-10RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. ELACC9-10RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.) ELACC9-10RL9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

  1. Review vocab. unit 4 & PSAT practice on USA Test Prep.
  2. Complete round robin reading of the Prologue from Romeo & Juliet; relate the techniques of enjambment, exposition, theme, and diction to The Tempest *DIFFERENTIATION: Kinesthetic students benefit from the use of movement to interpret the lines; auditory learners benefit from the rhythmic approach
  3. View Strachey video “Shakespeare’s Connection to Jamestown”; Read “William Strachey’s Account of the Storm” ; compare & contrast From History to Fiction (Venn Diagram) *DIFFERENTIATION: Visual learners benefit from the graphic organizer to summarize information

*Homework: Work on USA Test Prep due Friday. Vocab. Unit 4 quiz Friday.

Friday, October 2

LG: Develop and strengthen writing by planning, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. ELACC9-10W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

  1. Assess vocab unit 4
  1. Compare/contrast film adaptation to Act I & II; analyze the director’s choices and the effects those choice have on the audience’s interpretation of theme.

*Homework:


Posted September 25, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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