October 11

Honors 9th Literature October 12-16

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: October 12-16

T 10/13—Read/analyze The Tempest Act II (use No Fear; the goal is to pre-read before we answer TheTempest-SocraticSeminarQuestions in class tomorrow)

F 10/16—Vocab. Unit 6; be able to write appositive and participial phrases

M 10/19—Read through The Tempest Act IV synopsis; read/annotate through page 54 in The Night Circus

Th 10/22—Read through page 116 in The Night Circus. We will complete a literary analysis in class.

*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, October 12

LG: Develop skills for writing more creative, professional prose. Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare; compare/contrast film adaptations to an original script, analyzing directors’ choices and the effects they have on an audience’s interpretation of theme.

  1. Introduce vocab unit 6 words; analyze word origins and nuances in meaning and usage.
  2. Sentence Combining Using Appositive Phrases; expand and write your own sentences using appositives Killgallon 1rev.AppositivePhrases
  3. Finish composing an exposition from the painting prompt (see last week’s blog); review the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Introduce The Night Circus (format of the book, point-of-view strategies, effective annotation for literary analysis, paralells to The Tempest); compare/contrast the exposition with the previous two discussed today.

*Homework: Read The Tempest online with No Fear (the goal is to pre-read before we tackle the Shakespearean language in class tomorrow); Vocab Unit 4 quiz and writing appositive & participial phrases Friday; read/annotate The Night Circus.

Tuesday, October 13

LG: Compare film adaptations to an original script, analyzing directors’ choices and the effects they have on an audience’s interpretation of theme.

    1. Practice completing the sentence, synonyms & antonyms with vocab. unit 6.
    2. Read/analyze The Tempest Act II, using TheTempest-SocraticSeminarQuestions. Consider the characters who open Act II: Gonzalo, Adrian, Antonio, Sebastian, Alonso—add characterization and supporting quotes from the text to your character tracker.
    3. Review sections of Act II of The Tempest, comparing/contrasting the film adaptation with the original text; analyze the director’s choices and the effects those choices have on the audience’s interpretation of theme.
    4. 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 4 quiz and writing appositive & participial phrases Friday; read/annotate The Night Circus.

Wednesday, October 14—PSAT (We will not have this class.)

Thursday, October 15

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

  1. Review appositives; introduce participial phrases Killgallon participial phrases
  2. Review poetic structure of the play (sonnet forms, iambic pentameter).
  3. Read/analyze The Tempest, focusing on Miranda and Ferdinand’s exchange of private vows.
  • Review their first encounter (Act I Scene 2 Lines 490-613).
  • Consider how Ferdinand and Miranda’s love has or has not evolved from Act I to Act III
  • Write a claim statement (topic sentences) that makes a claim about the growth (or lack thereof) of their love/relationship.
  • Compose the rest of the paragraph using at least four quotes (two from Act I and two from Act III), which support your claim; incorporate at least three vocabulary words from unit 6.

*Homework: Vocab Unit 4 quiz and writing appositive & participial phrases Friday; read/annotate The Night Circus.

Friday, October 16

LG: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

  1. Assess vocabulary unit 6.
  2. Assess appositive and participial phrases—compose at least two original sentences that contain an appositive phrase and at least two original sentences that contain a participial phrase (four total); these sentences should summarize (in order) the plot events of The Tempest Act III Scene 2.
  3. Read/analyze Act III Scene 3; review with character and theme trackers.

*Homework: Read The Tempest Act IV synopsis to prepare for Monday’s activity; read/annotate through page 54 in The Night Circus.


Posted October 11, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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