March 4

Honors 9th Literature March 7-11

9th Lit Honors                                   

 

Planning Your Week: March 7-11

T 3/8: Ferdinand & Miranda paragraph due

W 3/9: Finish reading The Night Circus Part II p. 117-239; Literary Analysis Part II due.

Th 3/10: Pinwheel Discussion for The Tempest (unit test); you must turn in completed character tracker, theme tracker, discussion questions, and prepared quotes and questions (2 quotes for your character and 2 questions for others).

 

Learning Goal: Enhance and propel collaborative discussion with relevant questioning, thoughtful responses, and appropriate preparation.

Focus Standards: ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

 

Monday, March 7 (Substitute)

  1. Explore vocabulary unit 6; complete book exercises (“Choosing the Right Word” and “Words in Context”) and compose a response to the prompt.
  2. Read/analyze The Night Circus through p. 293.

*Homework: Finish Ferdinand & Miranda paragraph for tomorrow. Read Part II of The Night Circus and work on literary analysis Part II due Wednesday. Review The Tempest and complete theme/character trackers and quotes/questions to prepare for pinwheel discussion Thursday.

 

Tuesday, March 8

  1. Review The Night Circus readings and literary analysis assignment.
  2. View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero,” “Prospero and Miranda,” “Parenting and Gender Roles in The Tempest,” and “Miranda’s Disobedience” (PBS)
  3. Respond to the following:
  4. How do you think having a woman play Prospera impacts the relationship between the main character and Miranda?
  5. 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?
  6. View Act IV of The Tempest and review characterization and thematic concepts for pinwheel discussion (Thursday).
  7. Revisit Prospero’s character (PBS video) “Prospero’s Power”; trace the development of the character over the course of the play & connect to theme

*Homework: Read Part II of The Night Circus and work on literary analysis Part II due Wednesday. Review The Tempest and complete theme/character trackers and quotes/questions to prepare for pinwheel discussion Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 9

  1. Assess The Night Circus Part II; turn in Literary Analysis Part II.
  2. Review elements of characterization Art & Reading ppt; compose a character sketch using STEAL method.
  3. Read/analyze The Tempest Act V; compare/contrast with film adaptation.
  4. Review elements of characterization and theme in The Tempest; compose questions and quotes for tomorrow’s discussion; synthesize understanding of the play focusing on Shakespeare’s purpose.

*Homework: Review The Tempest and complete theme/character trackers to prepare for pinwheel discussion tomorrow.

 

Thursday, March 10

  1. Analyze and debate thematic connections to The Tempest in pinwheel discussion.
  2. Ticket-out-the-door: summarize and extend your learning of The Tempest.

*Homework:

 

Friday, March 11

  1. Establish groups for The Night Circus project; review the project requirements and choose tents (choose one or two side attractions; identify key quotes that describe your attraction).
  2. Collaborate with circus groups to establish roles and communication: select an attraction and plan the project; find key quotes that describe your attraction; establish roles and communication, reflection on your work style (leader, worker bee, slacker, procrastinator, hard worker with drama/extra-curricular activities, organized, disorganized, pet peeves)
  3. Read/analyze The Night Circus Part III.

*Homework: Read The Night Circus Part III through p. 392; answer two of the Part III questions and prepare for quiz Wednesday, March 16.


Posted March 4, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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