October 3

Honors 9th Literature October 5-9

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: October 5-9

F 10/9—Vocab. Quiz Unit 5; obtain a copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus or see Mrs. Sanford if you need assistance.

*The PSAT will be administered October 14. Use this guide to study.

*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.  Quizlet also has ready made flashcards and quizzes.

Monday, October 5

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

  1. Introduce Vocab. Unit 4.
  2. Review PSAT language skills (PSAT will be administered Oct. 14); chunk mentor sentences with language practice. Chunking to Imitate–grammar of the greats intro lesson 1 and Chunk to Imitate
  3. Perform group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection; analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (using the TheTempestCharacterDevelopmentTracker  and TheTempestThemesTracker graphic organizers).
  4. Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video 
  5. Review elements of exposition Reading Art CCS presentation; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  6. Compose an exposition Reading Art CCS presentation.

*Homework: Vocab. Unit 5 quiz Friday.

Tuesday, October 6

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare; understand the interconnectedness of texts by the same author and across time by different authors.

  1. Review Vocab. Unit 5 and PSAT language skills (PSAT will be administered Oct. 14); imitate mentor sentences with language practice. Unscrambling to Imitate – grammar of the greats intro lesson 2 and Unscrambling to Imitate
  2. Complete round robin reading of the Act I Prologue Choral Reading from Romeo & Juliet; relate the techniques of enjambment, exposition, theme, and diction to The Tempest and compare/contrast genres and methods of exposition.
  3. View Strachey video “Shakespeare’s Connection to Jamestown”; Read William Strachey’s Account of the Storm ; compare & contrast FromHistorytoFiction (Venn Diagram)

*Homework: Vocab. Unit 5 quiz Friday.

Wednesday, October 7

LG: Develop and strengthen writing by planning, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. 

  1. Review Vocab. Unit 5 and PSAT language skills (PSAT will be administered Oct. 14); combine parts of mentor sentences with language practice. Combining to imitate- grammar of the greats intro lesson 3 and Combining to Imitate.
  2. Compose a response to the Theme: Revenge and Mercy prompt. ExploringTheme-RevengeandMercy
  3. Read Act II Scenes 1-2; analyze the scenes with TheTempest-SocraticSeminarQuestions, character and theme trackers, and TheTempest-ReaderResponseQuotes.

*Homework: Vocab. Unit 5 quiz Friday.

 Thursday, October 8

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

  1. Review Vocab. Unit 5 and PSAT language skills (PSAT will be administered Oct. 14); imitate mentor sentences with language practice. Imitating Alone- grammar of the greats intro lesson 4 and Imitating Alone
  2. Review Act II; compare/contrast film adaptation with original text.
  3. Compose a response to ExploringTheme-Utopias; review Gonzalo’s description of a utopia in Act II Scene 1 Lines 152-172 and compare/contrast with your description of a utopia.

*Homework: Vocab. Unit 5 quiz Friday.

Friday, October 9

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

  1. Assess Vocab. Unit 5 and PSAT language skills (PSAT will be administered Oct. 14).
  2. Analyze Act III with Socratic seminar questions, character and theme trackers, and reader response questions.

*Homework: Vocab. Unit 5 quiz Friday.


Posted October 3, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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