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)
- Explore vocabulary unit 6; complete book exercises (“Choosing the Right Word” and “Words in Context”) and compose a response to the prompt.
- 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
- Review The Night Circus readings and literary analysis assignment.
- View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero,” “Prospero and Miranda,” “Parenting and Gender Roles in The Tempest,” and “Miranda’s Disobedience” (PBS)
- 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?
- View Act IV of The Tempest and review characterization and thematic concepts for pinwheel discussion (Thursday).
- 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
- Assess The Night Circus Part II; turn in Literary Analysis Part II.
- Review elements of characterization Art & Reading ppt; compose a character sketch using STEAL method.
- Read/analyze The Tempest Act V; compare/contrast with film adaptation.
- 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
- Analyze and debate thematic connections to The Tempest in pinwheel discussion.
- Ticket-out-the-door: summarize and extend your learning of The Tempest.
Friday, March 11
- 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).
- 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)
- 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.