February 19

Honors 9th Literature February 22-26

Planning Your Week: February 22-26
F 2/26: Finish PSAT Language Practice assignment on USA Test Prep; Vocab. Unit 4 quiz.
M 2/29: Quiz on The Night Circus Part I p. 1-116.

Monday, February 22
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. Analyze unit 4 words
  2. Introduce PSAT Language Practice assignment on USA Test Prep (due Friday).
  3. Introduce The Night Circus and reading schedule.
  4. Assign theme & character development trackers.

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

Tuesday, February 23—PSAT Review Day
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 PSAT score reports; identify target areas for improvement.
  2. Sign Up for USA test prep; complete one domain test based on your score report area of needed improvement.
  3. Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.
  4. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection.
  5. Annotate the scene
  6. Write the actions that your groups need to complete
  7. Prepare props and timing
  8. Perform the scene
  9. Summarize the exposition

*Homework: Work on USA Test Prep due Friday. Vocab. Unit 4 quiz Friday.
 
Wednesday, February 24
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. 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 character & theme tracker graphic organizers)
  2. Compose a response to the Theme: Revenge and Mercy prompt.

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

Thursday, February 25
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. Read Act II Scenes 1-2; analyze the scenes with Socratic seminar questions, character and theme trackers, and reader response questions.

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

Friday, February 26
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. Assess Vocab. Unit 4.
  2. Review Act II; compare/contrast film adaptation with original text.
  3. Compose a response to the Theme: Utopia prompt; 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: Read The Night Circus Part I p. 1-116 by Monday.


Posted February 19, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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