October 6

Honors 9th Lit. Week 10 10/9 – 10/13

Honors 9th Lit. Week 10

Planning Your Week

M 10/9 – Read through Part I of The Night Circus; use the Night Circus Study Guide Part I to prepare for the in class reading quiz; finish SAT Reading & Writing Domain Tests on USA Test Prep. You need to score only 70% or above on each of the five tests. It will say it is incomplete, but don’t worry about it. 

W 10/11 – All 9th graders take the PSAT.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC/PSAT concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website. Use the ZINC, No Red Ink, USA Test Prep Checklist to keep up with due dates.


Monday, 10/9

Opener: The Night Circus Reading Quiz Part I

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Bailey’s upbringing in thematic terms of parent/child relationships and self-identity.

Closer: Continue reading The Night Circus Part II; focus on the parallel plots in Part II

Homework: Read Act I, Scene 1 of The Tempest http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/PDF/Tmp.pdf Don’t worry if you don’t understand. Just get into the language and try to figure out characters and conflict.


Tuesday, 10/10

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 https://folgereducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/5-great-ways-to-start-a-shakespeare-unit/ (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare/contrast student performances with professional adaptations of the play.


Wednesday, 10/11–PSAT during 1st & 2nd periods

Opener: Reminders about literary elements/devices.

Work Session:

  1. Compose “I Remember You” poem, and begin adding visuals, audio, and voiceovers.

Closer: Compare/contrast student performances with professional adaptations of the play.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part II; “I Remember You” final poem rough draft due Friday; final video presentation due Oct. 18.


Thursday, 10/12

Opener: Quick review of The Night Circus Part II study guide.

Work Session:

  1. 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
  2. 2. Perform the scene

Closer: Summarize the exposition of the play.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part II; “I Remember You” final poem rough draft due Friday; final video presentation due Oct. 18.


Friday, 10/13

Opener: Peer review of “I Remember You” poems, using checklist to analyze literary elements; review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (using the character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  3. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt..EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.


Posted October 6, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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