February 5

Honors 9th Literature February 8-12

9th Lit Honors                                   

 

Planning Your Week: February 8-12

M 2/8: Annotate Rescuing Malcolm X From His Calculated MythsBring a copy of one of your famous pieces for your portfolio (excerpt from your nonfiction book, Poetry Out Loud poem, or another passage/poem you choose); bring a printed article for comparison to your nonfiction book (consult Cobb Digital Library databases to find an article; MAS Ultra or any of the history databases are good places to start).

W 2/10: Bring a rough draft of your nonfiction book assignment (3 paragraphs); read Act I.i of The Tempest

Th 2/11: Portfolio Check #1

F 2/12: Nonfiction book assignment due

After the break, we will begin reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; please obtain a copy soon!

Monday, February 8

  1. Review units 1-3 p. 42-44
  2. Write a reflection for one of your famous pieces.
  3. Review Rescuing Malcolm X From His Calculated Myths and plan comparison/contrast paragraph for this article and “Learning to Read”; review lead-ins, transitions, and citations to enhance your writing style.

*Homework: Nonfiction book assignment rough draft (3 paragraphs) due Wednesday; Nonfiction final draft due in Google Drive or bring a hard copy  (printed) by Friday 8:20 a.m.

Learning Goal: Become acclimated to Shakespeare’s language by exploring words and phrases from the play and using them to represent an image.  

 

Tuesday, February 9

  1. Review units 1-3 p. 47-8
  2. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest.
  3. View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank and write poems/prose passages to share.
    • View the images, selecting one that inspires you.
    • Study the picture and construct a hypothetical narrative based on the elements you see.
    • Using a list of Shakespearean terms and phrases, choose lines that relate to the picture and your hypothetical narrative.
    • Without adding ANY words (articles, prepositions, etc.) students must juxtapose phrases and words to tell the story of their painting.
  1. Discuss themes that emerge from the images and poems and create a list for the unit study of The Tempest.
  2. Write a reflection for your Shakespearean poem.

*Homework: Bring a rough draft of each paragraph of your nonfiction book assignment (3 total paragraphs) tomorrow; Read Act I, Scene 1 of The Tempest http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/PDF/Tmp.pdf Don’t worry if you don’t understand. Nonfiction book assignment due in Google Drive or in hard copy (printed) by Friday 8:20 a.m.

Learning Goal: Define the elements of drama, explain the difference between comedies and tragedies, and understand how to analyze a play.

 

Wednesday, February 10

  1. Analyze rough drafts; revise lead-ins, evidence, and analysis
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).
    • Annotate the scene
    • Write the actions that your groups need to complete
    • Prepare props and timing
    • Perform the scene
  3. Compare/contrast student performances with professional adaptations of the play.

*Homework: Nonfiction book assignment due in Google Drive or in hard copy (printed) by Friday 8:20 a.m.

Learning Goal: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

 

Thursday, February 11

  1. Complete Portfolio Check #1:
  • Cover sheet and binder
  • 5 original pieces
  • 5 reflections on original pieces
  • 2 famous authors’ works (a poem or a passage from a book)
  • 2 reflections on famous authors’ works

2. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection.

  • Annotate the scene
  • Write the actions that your groups need to complete
  • Prepare props and timing
  • Perform the scene
  • Summarize the exposition

*Homework: Nonfiction book assignment due in Google Drive or in hard copy (printed) by Friday 8:20 a.m.

Learning Goal: Develop skills for analyzing the poetry of Shakespeare.

 

Friday, February 12

  1. Submit nonfiction book assignment.
  2. Perform group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection; perform and  summarize the exposition

*Homework: Enjoy your break!

Learning Goal: Collaborate with peers to analyze a scene and develop a performance.


Posted February 5, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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