March 25

Honors 9th Literature March 28-April 1

9th Lit Honors                                   

 Planning Your Week: March 28-April 1

 

M 3/28Night Circus final essay due (TNC Part V narrative essay rubric)

Th & F 3/31 & 4/1—Night Circus presentations

 

Each student should finish his or her role’s responsibilities (below) by Wednesday. Designer, Concessionaire, and Editorialist should make sure the Ring Master has their materials by Wednesday, so the Ring Master can compile everything to turn in Thursday.

  • Designer’s Rationale: two page long justification for why you made the design choices that you did and how those choices connect with the text. Must contain research from outside sources.
  • Concessionaire’s Recipes & Rationales: Recipes for each food item, decorated to blend with the design aesthetic; two-page rationale that justifies your food choices and cites the sources that served as your inspiration.
  • Editorialist/Rêveur’s Analyses & Review: Three rhetorical analyses (1.5—2 pages each) of Thiessen’s reviews (see extra handout on these); two-page (minimum) review of your group’s tent, written in the perspective of an outsider; completed NORM forms for every group meeting.
  • Ring Master’s Binder: Tent plan with cited references to text; printed slides or CD of multimedia presentation; check with other group members and assist them in completing their portions.

 

Focus Standards: LG: Collaborate with peers to develop an engaging presentation. 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.

 

Monday, March 28

 

  1. Computer Lab: Collaborate with circus groups to plan and develop presentation.
  • RINGMASTERS: Confirm with me a list of requirements for your project. What do you need? (Laptops, carts, overhead projectors, extension cords, speakers, etc.). Also, make sure you talk with the other groups so you all agree on which part of the classroom you will use.
  • Binder: Ring Masters – make sure your team has everything in place for the binder. All deliverables must be typed and in the binder to turn in
  • Editing: Each member of the team should edit deliverables for grammar, typos, MLA, etc. Remember that you need quotes from outside sources as well as from your novel.
  • MultiMedia: Practice how you are going to present your multi-media. Are you going to narrate as you move through slides/pictures? Are you going to explain your tent plan?
  • Checks & Balances: Each person should check quality of other team members’ work. Make suggestions for improvement. One weak link diminishes the overall quality of the project.

 

Tuesday, March 29

 

  1. Read the articles related to the themes of Trees in Fantasy Fiction and Thoughts on Naming and Names in literature.  Answer this question:  How has Erin Morgenstern borrowed from old literary traditions involving trees and names?  Cite textual evidence from the articles and from The Night Circus.  Include three vocab unit 8 words. Turn in.
  2. Read the reviews of The Night Circus; compare/contrast the claims and diction.

 

Wednesday, March 30

  1. Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
  2. Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
    • Be aware of the time and stay focused. You must understand the main point as best as you can in one reading. Underline or highlight topic sentences.
    • Answer the question in the prompt; how does the author develop his claim (use the ARCH method, identify what you need to know as well as textual evidence; write a thesis statement).

 

Thursday, March 31

  1. Present circus tents; students not presenting will evaluate other tents.
  2. Reflect on your own performance: Each member of the group will write a reflection answering the following questions:
  • How do you think your group did overall? What grade do you deserve and why?
  • How well did your group work together?
  • Did everyone pull his or her own weight? What issues did you encounter in your groups?

Friday, April 1

  1. Present circus tents; students not presenting will evaluate other tents.
  2. Reflect on your own performance: Each member of the group will write a reflection answering the following questions:
  • How do you think your group did overall? What grade do you deserve and why?
  • How well did your group work together?
  • Did everyone pull his or her own weight? What issues did you encounter in your groups?


Posted March 25, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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