October 26

Honors 9th Lit. Week 13 October 29 – November 1

Planning Your Week

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

F 11/2: Finish The Night Circus Part II and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 29

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the evolution of Miranda & Ferdinand’s relationship in  3.1.
  2. Analyze comedy in 3.2.
  3. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.
  4. Compare/contrast film adaptation with Shakespeare’s text.
  5. Complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: List potential angles for researching an article for your chosen motif.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition, rising action, and climax of The Tempest.
  2. Analyze Act IV-V, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.
  3. Complete scholar’s journals for The Tempest.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review CDL resources for research.
  2. Complete scholar’s journal.
  3. Research an article related to your motif to enhance the discussion.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Friday, November 2

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part II

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part III; complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday, Nov. 9.

October 26

AP Literature Week 13 October 29 – November 2

Week 13

Planning Your Week

M 10/29: Animal imagery chart and word trace chart due

T 10/30: Infographic due

Th 11/1: Green-eyed monster illustration (extra credit) due

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, October 29

Opener: Daily Lines; Review rhetorical strategies and scene summaries through Act IV

Work Session:

  1. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.
  2. Compose a response to the rhetorical analysis prompt for Othello.

Closer: Read Act V.

Homework: Finish infographic; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Review Act V; compose a response to the film analysis question.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan EPCOT research and presentations.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: Review EPCOT research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the novel prompt.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT novels.

Closer: Work on green-eyed monsters.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Fun Friday activity to explore convergent thinking parallels
  2. EPCOT Meetings
  3. Read notes on the comedic ladder and theater of the absurd
  4. Begin Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 19

Honors 9th Lit. Week 12 October 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/22: Bring The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

F 10/26: Quiz on The Night Circus Part I (use the study guide)

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition of The Tempest; compose scholar’s journal entry for Act I.
  2. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Tuesday, October 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read The Night Circus Part I.

Closer: Complete the study guide for Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Wednesday, October 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review opening chapters of The Night Circus.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Thursday, October 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze The Tempest Act III (characters and themes/“Somebody Wanted But So”).
  2. Complete CEI paragraph for the evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.

Closer: Review The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part I quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part I

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

October 19

AP Literature Week 12 October 22 – 26

Week 12

Planning Your Week

If you have not already, finish your EPCOT novel. Continue working on project requirements.

 

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, October 22

Opener: Daily Lines; Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denouement/falling action, resolution) and character objectives.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze 3.1, 3.2; begin 3.3 and perform the “Temptation Scene” Lesson 16.
  2. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).

Closer: View film adaptation, comparing & contrasting.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 23

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. FRQ

Closer: Complete self-assessment rubric.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, October 24

Opener: Analyze the politics of casting and gender issues.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall.
  2. Read/analyze Act IV, Scene 2; perform the Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3).
  3. Compose a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III & IV.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, October 25

Opener: Review animal imagery and word trace; introduce infographic concept.

Work Session:

  1. Finish reading Act IV; compare/contrast with film adaptation.
  2. Compose a response to the film adaptation prompt.

Closer: Begin reading Act V.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Assign green-eyed monsters; analyze Iago’s & Emilia’s comments about jealousy and create an artistic rendition of the abstract concept.
  2. Assign final casting call for Act V.
  3. Review Othello Acts IV-V; discuss final conclusions.
  4. Review word search and Iago’s bestiary for Othello test; create infographic to illustrate your findings.

Closer: View/analyze film adaptation of Act V.

Homework: Finish infographic for word search and Iago’s bestiary; review rhetoric from Othello; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 11 Oct. 15-19

Planning Your Week

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

IMAGES FOR THE TEMPEST POEM Google Doc

Reflections and Dear Reader Tips

Poetry Anthology and I Remember You Rubric

 

Monday, October 15

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Tuesday, October 16

Opener: Review poetry anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q2 Touchstone.
  2. Finish poetry anthology.

Closer: Read independent reading book; complete No Red Ink and work on ZINC.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Wednesday, October 17

Opener: Turn in poetry anthology.

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 your groups need to complete, prepare props and timing.
  2. Perform the scene.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book;  No Red Ink quiz due tonight. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Thursday, October 18

Opener: Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero.”

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. 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.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; work on ZINC. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Friday, October 19

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; IAN ponder and respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1.
  2. Review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus (read chapter 1).

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus part I.

October 12

AP Literature Week 11 Oct. 15-19

Week 11

Planning Your Week

If you have not already, finish your EPCOT novel. Continue working on project requirements.

W 10/17: Perform 2.3.

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, October 15

Opener: Daily Lines; review character objectives.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze and annotate 2.3 scripts; plan performances.

Closer: Finish EPCOT novels.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act I and the beginning of Act II; EPCOT meeting tomorrow; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 16

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with EPCOT groups: compose 2 more theme statements and attach quotes and explanations; analyze another style passage; list vocabulary words and begin defining them.

Closer: Finish analysis/annotation of 2.3.

Homework: Complete EPCOT requirements; bring props, costumes, etc. for EPCOT performance tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, October 17

Opener: Quick rehearsal for 2.3.

Work Session:

  1. Perform 2.3.
  2. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.

Closer: Begin analyzing 3.1.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act II and the beginning of Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 18

Opener: Daily Lines; Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denouement/falling action, resolution).

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze 3.1, 3.2; begin 3.3 and perform the “Temptation Scene” Lesson 16.
  2. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).

Closer: View film adaptation, comparing & contrasting.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Friday, October 19

Opener: EPCOT meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the politics of casting of Othello (Lesson 18: “The Moor Is Far More Fair than Black”) and the gender issues (Lesson 19 “There’s Magic in the Web”).
  2. Read Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall Lesson 20 “Is This the Noble Moor?”
  3. On Your Feet reading of Act IV, Scene 2; performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3) Lesson 21 “O These Men, These Men!”; write a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3. 
  4. Select two volunteers to read Act IV, Scene 3.

Closer: View/analyze film adaptation of Act IV.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

October 5

Honors 9th Literature Week 10 Oct. 8-12

Planning Your Week

 

S 10/7: No Red Ink quiz with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

M 10/8: Turn in Shakespeare poem (finish what you started in class Friday).

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

 

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class; No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

CITING IMAGES AND SOUND FOR “I Remember You”: Purdue Online Writing Lab

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

IMAGES FOR THE TEMPEST POEM Google Doc

 

Monday, October 8

Opener: Practice Poetry Out Loud in small groups; The Tempest acting company will rehearse.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: PSAT Wed.; ZINC due Wed.; POL due Fri.

 

Tuesday, October 9

Opener: Perform Act I Scene 1 of The Tempest. 

Work Session:

  1. Compare/contrast student performance with professional productions of The Tempest. 
  2. 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
    • Perform the scene

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 10–PSAT during 1st and 2nd (these classes will not meet); Computer Lab 3rd period

Opener: Review POL, I Remember You, and Poetry Anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: POL due Fri.; No Red Ink due Sun.; I Remember You video due Monday.

 

Thursday, October 11–Early Release/ 3rd & 4th period will not meet; Computer Lab 2nd period

Opener: Review POL, I Remember You, and Poetry Anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: POL due Fri.; No Red Ink due Sun.; I Remember You video due Monday.

 

Friday, October 12

Opener: Last minute POL practice; turn in TPFASTT.

Work Session:

  1. Present POL.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on reflections for Poetry Anthology.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sunday; I Remember You video due Monday; Poetry Anthology due Wednesday.

October 5

AP Literature Week 10 Oct. 8-12

Week 10

Planning Your Week

Continue reading your EPCOT novel. 

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

M 10/8: Dramaturgy presentations due in class.

W 10/10: Senior Summit and ZINC 200 words is also due today.

F 10/12: TPFASSTT analysis due for both poems you chose for Poetry Out Loud. You will recite one.

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, October 8

Opener: Present dramaturgy for Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, and other Othello productions.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric 1.3: complete questions on handout and identify literary and rhetorical strategies (metaphor, motif, ethos, logos, pathos); pay attention to Iago’s soliloquy at the end of the scene.
  2. Introduce character objectives—Act II, Scene 1; assign parts & read through 2.1.204; discuss character objectives (what he/she wants for that scene; a goal—after each attempt to achieve it, a “beat change” occurs where he/she shifts gears to try to achieve it a different way (one also occurs when the goal is achieved, and the character creates a new goal); the “superobjective” is what he/she means to have by the end of the play.
  3. Choose five students to read 2.1.161-204 on their feet (one is Emilia, who has no lines, but is in the scene); direct
  4. Paraphrase Iago’s first aside 2.1.161-170; “Ring the Changes” for Iago’s second aside 2.1.190-92
  5. Continue reading 2.1; for the conversation between Roderigo & Iago, cast one person as Roderigo & three as Iago (read “Round-Robin”/each person reads one sentence). Explain how Iago’s mind moves at three times the speed of Roderigo’s.
  6. Cast two people to take turns reading alternating sentences for Iago’s soliloquy.
  7. Discuss the opening scene of Act II.

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act I and the beginning of Act II; Poetry Out Loud due Friday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 9

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Present dramaturgy for Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, Other Othello Productions
  2. Read 2.3.1-40; use stage directions promptbook to model adding cues for subtext; Introduce blocking & stage directions; the way a director decides to block a scene conveys meaning that can either reinforce or contradict the spoken word; use four – ten volunteers (Cassio, Othello, Desdemona, Iago, & attendees) to be silent actors while four other actors read the scene to line 37. The remaining class will direct. Decide how the characters enter, how many attendants enter, where they stand, whether all or only some exit with Othello, where they stand in relation to each other, and so on.
  3. Assign 2.3 Drinking Scene to three groups; annotate scripts to add cues for subtext; justify directorial choices; plan props, costumes, stage scenery/backdrops for classroom productions.

Closer: Begin analysis of 2.3 in small groups.

Homework: Poetry Out Loud due Friday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 10 Senior Summit

Opener: Review 2.3 “quiz” requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze 2.3 in small groups.

Closer: Review Poetry Out Loud.

Homework: Poetry Out Loud due Friday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 11 Early Release (We will not meet today; only 1st and 2nd period classes meet.)

 

 

Friday, October 12

Opener: Present Poetry Out Loud.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT 4th meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Closer: Continue analysis of 2.3 in small groups; plan for presentations Wed., Oct. 17.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and keep up with ZINC! Prepare 2.3 performances for Wed.