October 17

Honors 9th Lit October 19-23

Planning Your Week: October 19-23

M 10/19—Read through The Tempest Act III synopsis (use No Fear if you wish); read/annotate through page 54 in The Night Circus.

T 10/20—Be able to distinguish between prepositional, appositive, and participial phrases (ppts on last week’s blog).

Th 10/22—PORTFOLIO CHECK #2; read through page 116 in The Night Circus. We will complete a literary analysis in class. (Art Inspirations–Sound (2) in case you need it for portfolio.)

F 10/23—Vocab. writing assignment

*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 19

LG: Recognize parallels between The Tempest and The Night Circus and make predictions about plot and theme.

  1. Introduce Vocabulary Unit 7
  2. Discuss the exposition of The Night Circus (through p. 54); analyze parallels between the novel and The Tempest.
  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 sentence) 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 7.

*Homework: Compile portfolio requirements for Thursday’s check; write reflections; read and annotate The Night Circus through p. 116.

 

Tuesday, October 20

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

  1. Assess prepositional, appositive, and participial phrases (quiz)
  2. Computer Lab: Compile portfolio requirements for Thursday’s check; write reflections.

*Homework: Compile portfolio requirements for Thursday’s check; write reflections; read and annotate The Night Circus through p. 116.

 

Wednesday, October 21

LG: Recognize parallels between The Tempest and The Night Circus and focus on character relationships.

  1. Mini-lesson on gerund phrases; tiered practice based on previous grammar assessments
  2. Read Act III, complete discussion questions & fill in theme/character tracker
  3. Respond to Reader Response quote 1 & 2
  4. View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero,” “Prospero and Miranda,” “Parenting and Gender Roles in The Tempest,” and “Miranda’s Disobedience” (PBS)
  5. Respond to the following:
  • How do you think having a woman play Prospera impacts the relationship between the main character and Miranda?
  • In “Miranda’s Disobedience” Professor Marjorie Garber says, “If Miranda didn’t have her moment of disobedience, I would feel much less enthusiastic about her.” Why do you think Garber says that? Do you share Garber’s view? Why or why not?

*Homework: Compile portfolio requirements for Thursday’s check; write reflections; read and annotate The Night Circus through p. 116.

 

Thursday, October 22

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

  1. Mini-lesson on infinitve phrases; tiered practice based on previous grammar assessments
  2. Assess reading/analysis of The Night Circus through p.116 (Part I Quiz and Literary Analysis).
  3. Establish groups for The Night Circus project; review the project requirements and choose tents.
  4. Check portfolio to make sure all requirements have been met for Check #2
  5. View Act III—IV, filling in elements of character and theme trackers; compare/contrast film adaptation to original script & analyze the director’s choices and the effects those choices have on the audience’s interpretation of theme.

*Homework: Review The Tempest & prepare for Pinwheel discussion Tuesday.

 

Friday, October 23

LG: Recognize and use parallels between The Tempest and The Night Circus to make predictions about plot and theme.

  1. Assess vocab unit 7 (writing assignment).
  2. Read/analyze The Night Circus Part II; complete Literary Analysis paragraph responses.

*Homework:


Posted October 17, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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