November 20

Honors 9th Literature Happy Thanksgiving!

Please enjoy your break, resting and relaxing with family. When you return to school, we will take the End of Course assessment, which counts for twenty percent of your grade in the course. We start the EOC on Wednesday, November 29.

I have added a variety of practice assessments in SpringBoard and USA Test Prep based on how well you have performed in class on our “EOC ready” practice assessments. You know if you are ready in each area of writing (argumentative, expository, and narrative), and you can check your “Progress Report” in USA Test Prep to see your areas of strength and weakness in reading.

You can self-select more practice in any area you choose on USA Test Prep.

All of the additional assessments I have assigned are for practice only; they will not be recorded in Synergy. I just wanted you to have personalized tools to enhance your performance on the EOC should you wish to practice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Sanford

November 10

Honors 9th Literature November 13-17

Honors 9th Lit. Week 15

Planning Your Week

 

S 11/12 – Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com

M 11/13 – The Tempest Socratic discussion; scholar’s journal and article due in class (scholar’s journal should be submitted to Turnitin.com before class).

M 11/27

Link to The Tempest full text from MIT.

Watch these videos to solidify your understanding of the play:

PBS Learning Media Parent-Child Relationships in Shakespeare’s Works Scroll down to watch three videos: “Prospero and Miranda,” “Parenting and Gender Roles in The Tempest,” and “Miranda’s Disobedience”

PBS Learning Media Shakespeare and the Evolution of Character Scroll down to watch two videos: “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” and “I’ll Drown My Book.”

 

Continue practicing grammar/EOC concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website

 

Monday, 11/13

Opener: Turn in printed article with citation, printed scholar’s journal, and typed questions for Socratic seminar.

Work Session:

  1. Participate effectively in collaborative discussion of character and theme development in The Tempest.

Closer: Compose a reflection for the discussion.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, 11/14

Opener: Introduce The Night Circus project and begin brainstorming ideas for a 21st century tent.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete EOC prompt (individual assignments based on past performance to check off narrative and analytic responses.

Closer: Review results from EOC argument prompt; create a plan to improve performance based on the rubric.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, 11/15

Opener: Work with Night Circus groups to continue planning for project.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the EOC informational prompt.

Closer: Peer review EOC responses with rubric.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Thursday, 11/16

Opener: Learning Commons visit: lesson on informational writing/EOC prompts.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with Night Circus groups to plan projects.
  2. Develop a plan and timeline for completing the project.

Closer: Review EOC skills with USA Test Prep.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Friday, 11/17

Opener: Create individual EOC plan for studying over the break and before the exam

Work Session:

  1. Practice EOC skills with USA Test Prep.

Closer: Collaborate with Night Circus groups.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

November 3

Honors 9th Literature November 6 – November 10

Honors 9th Lit. Week 14

Planning Your Week

W 11/8 – Finish reading The Night Circus Part IV-V; prepare for an in class reading quiz.

Th 11/9 – ZINC 3rd quarter deadline; learn 213 words by this deadline.

S 11/12 – Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com

M 11/13 – The Tempest Socratic discussion; scholar’s journal and article due in class (scholar’s journal should be submitted to Turnitin.com before class).

Continue practicing grammar/EOC concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website

 

Monday, 11/6 

Opener: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion/article requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q3 Touchstone.
  2. Research to find an article on your Tempest topic from your scholar’s journal.

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus project.

Homework: Finish reading The Night Circus; prepare for the Part IV-V reading quiz in class on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, 11/7 – Student Holiday 

Finish homework from Monday.

 

Wednesday, 11/8

Opener: Review EOC requirements/rubric for narrative prompts.

Work Session:

  1. Complete TNC Part IV & V quiz.
  2. Compose a response to the Bailey narrative prompt.

Closer: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion/article requirements.

Homework: Finish ZINC vocabulary practice (learn 213 words by this deadline); type scholar’s journal for The Tempest. 

 

Thursday, 11/9

Opener: View Act III Scene 1 (Miranda and Ferdinand); discuss EOC prompt highlights (writing about complexity of the evolution of their relationship vs. simple answers).

Work Session:

  1. Read Act IV & V, completing scholar’s journals.

Closer: Compose leveled questions to prepare for the Socratic discussion.

Homework: Finish ZINC vocabulary practice (learn 213 words by this deadline); type scholar’s journal for The Tempest.

 

Friday, 11/10

Opener: View Act IV-V of The Tempest. 

Work Session:

  1. Island families collaborate to complete scholar’s journals and character/theme trackers.

Closer: Compose leveled questions and article connections for Socratic discussion.

Homework: Finish scholar’s journal and submit to Turnitin.com; bring printed copy of scholar’s journal and your article on Monday. Prepare to participate in the Socratic discussion.

October 27

Honors 9th Literature Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Honors 9th Lit. Week 13

Planning Your Week

Th 11/2 Submit The Night Circus Part III reading questions to Turnitin.com.

W 11/8 – Finish reading The Night Circus Part IV-V; prepare for an in class reading quiz.

Th 11/9 – ZINC 3rd quarter deadline; learn 213 words by this deadline.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website

 

Monday, 10/30 

Opener: Finish “I Remember You” presentations and review The Night Circus through Part III.

Work Session:

  1. Review The Tempest through Act II Scene 1. Compare/contrast with film adaptation.

Closer: Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2, filling in character trackers.

Homework: Complete The Night Circus Part III literary analysis prompts (choose 2 of the 5). You will need a hard copy in class Wednesday for revision.

 

Tuesday, 10/31

Opener: IAN: Craft “Somebody Wanted, But So” statements for Parts I, II, and III of The Night Circus.

Work Session:

  1. Visit the lab to compose literary responses for Part III questions over TNC
  2. Read and answer multiple choice questions over Zinc articles; practice vocabulary.
  3. Independent reading to complete part IV of TNC.

Closer: Print hard copies of literary analysis prompts for Wednesday’s revision work.

Homework: Print hard copies of literary analysis prompts for tomorrow’s revision work; read The Night Circus Part IV, V.

 

Wednesday, 11/1

Opener: Read over literary analysis prompts and review the rubric for EOC constructed responses.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce the concept of “clocking” revision
  2. Complete 12 cycles of peer review concentrating on specific content, style, and convention improvements to make our literary analysis papers “magical.”
  3. Review peer notes from the clocking collaboration and plan for changes to your final response to address suggestions and edits.

Closer: IR: Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

Homework: Revise literary analysis prompts for The Night Circus Part III; submit final drafts to Turnitin.com. Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

 

Thursday, 11/2

Opener: IAN: Ponder and Respond: Defend, challenge, or qualify: Using examples from The Tempest or The Night Circus argue whether it is better to live a sheltered life but a safe one than to live in the company of others but be exposed to danger, pain and the woes of humanity. Review vocabulary for  claims, counterclaims, refutations, reasons, and evidence.

Work Session:

  1. Turn in final copies of literary analysis papers.
  2. Read “How Helicopter Parents are Ruining America’s Children” & “For Some Helicopter Parenting Delivers Benefits”; Identify claims, reasons, and evidence in the articles and evaluate which article makes a more compelling point and why. 
  3. Respond to the EOC style writing task (argument stimulus).

Closer: IR: Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

 

Friday, 11/3

Opener: Review brainstorms on utopias. IAN: ponder and respond: What makes for an ideal world? How are Gonzalo’s ideas naive? What complications do these ideals bring about?

Work Session:

  1. Continue reading The Tempest Act III. Complete scholar’s journal entries for Act III.

Closer: Collaborate with island families to complete character and theme trackers.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

October 20

Honors 9th Literature Oct. 23 – 27

Honors 9th Lit. Week 12

Planning Your Week

M 10/23 – Complete Clauses & Combining Sentences on No Red Ink website.

W 10/25 – “I Remember You” typed, labeled poem and multimedia presentation due. Be sure it is in mp4 or mov format. Email the file, bring it on a flash drive, or drop it into your Google Drive or Office 365.

F 10/27 – Read through Part III of The Night Circus; use the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III to prepare for the in class reading quiz.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC 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, 10/23 

9th grade guidance in lab 9129 with Mrs. Moody.

Homework: Complete Clauses & Combining Sentences on No Red Ink website.

 

Tuesday, 10/24

Opener: IAN Ponder and Respond: Defend, challenge, or qualify the following prompt: Using examples from The Tempest or The Night Circus argue whether it is better to live a sheltered life but a safe one than to live in the company of others but be exposed to danger, pain and the woes of humanity.

Work Session:

  1. Establish Island families for group tracking and “team coverage” of the tempest Prospero–assign each group member a character to track and a theme to trace on the chart. Find text evidence to complete the chart for Act I. 
  2. Review exposition of The Tempest.

Closer: Complete Reading Art prompt for exposition narrative.

Homework: “I Remember You” typed, labeled poem and multimedia presentation due. Be sure it is in mp4 or mov format. Email the file, bring it on a flash drive, or drop it into your Google Drive or Office 365.

 

Wednesday, 10/25

Opener: Wrap up discussion of exposition.

Work Session:

  1. Present “I Remember You” poems.

Closer: Discuss The Night Circus Part II-III.

Homework: Read through Part III of The Night Circus; use the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III to prepare for the in class reading quiz (Friday).

 

Thursday, 10/26

 

Opener: Island family activity: Respond to the  “Exploring Themes” prompt on utopias.

Work Session:

  1. Review roles for character and theme tracking charts
  2. In island families read Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks
    • Focus especially on Gonzalo’s lines (II, i, 152-161) (Says, means, matters individual response)
    • What is Gonzalo’s idea of the type of government or lifestyle that could be possible on this island? Why does he say this at this time?
    • Sebastian and Antonio ridicule Gonzalo. What does this tell us about their characters?
    • Compare each character’s world view and philosophies against your own group’s ideas.
  3. Complete character and theme trackers for the island families through Act II scene i.

Closer: View The Tempest through Act II Scene 1.

Homework: Read through Part III of The Night Circus; use the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III to prepare for the in class reading quiz (Friday).

 

Friday, 10/27

Opener: The Night Circus Part II-III quiz.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to Lit. Analysis Part II EOC prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

Homework: Complete Clauses & Combining Sentences on No Red Ink websiteread The Night Circus Part III.

October 13

Honors 9th Lit. Week 11 10/16 – 10/20

Honors 9th Lit. Week 11

Planning Your Week

M 10/16 – Complete EOC Benchmark on the USA Test Prep website.

W 10/18 – “I Remember You” typed, labeled poem and multimedia presentation due. Be sure it is in mp4 or mov format. Email the file, bring it on a flash drive, or drop it into your Google Drive or Office 365.

F 10/20 – Read through Part II of The Night Circus; use the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III to prepare for the in class reading quiz.

M 10/23 – Complete Clauses & Combining Sentences on No Red Ink website.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC 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, 10/16

Opener: Finish analysis and rehearsal of The Tempest 1.1 in small groups.

Work Session:

  1. Perform Act I Scene 1 (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue): Full Text

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

Homework: Finish EOC Benchmark on USA Test Prep website; “I Remember You” final typed, labeled poem due Wednesday with final video presentation.

 

Tuesday, 10/17

Opener: Review opening scene and characters in The Tempest.

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, perform the scene.
  2. Learning Commons: polish “I Remember You” poem presentation.

Closer: Prepare a plan for finishing “I Remember You” poem presentation.

Homework: “I Remember You” final typed, labeled poem due tomorrow with final video presentation.

 

Wednesday, 10/18

Opener: Finish rehearsal for 1.2 of The Tempest.

Work Session:

  1. Perform 1.2 scenes from The Tempest.
  2. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (using the character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  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; Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part II.

 

Thursday, 10/19

Opener: Wrap up discussion of exposition.

Work Session:

  1. Present “I Remember You” poems.

Closer: Discuss The Night Circus Part II.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part II.

 

Friday, 10/20

Opener: Compose leveled questions for group discussion.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze rising action (Part II) of The Night Circus in small group discussions..
  2. Compose a response to Lit. Analysis Part II EOC prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

Homework: Complete Clauses & Combining Sentences on No Red Ink websiteread The Night Circus Part III.

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.

Homework:

September 29

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 10/2 – 10/6

Honors 9th Lit. Week 9

Planning Your Week

T 10/3 – Turn in TPFASST for BOTH Poetry Out Loud poems; include a copy of each poem with annotations. Recite ONE of your poems in class.

Th 10/5 – Finish No Red Ink quiz for verbals, parallelism, embedded quotations, and active/passive voice.

F 10/6 – 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 ZINC for this quarter.

M 10/9 – Complete SAT Reading & Writing Domain Tests on USA Test Prep.

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, 10/2

Opener: Review exposition of The Night Circus; examine study guide and remind students of the reading quiz for Part I on Friday.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce The Tempest: View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank and write poems/prose passages to share.
  • View the images, selecting one that inspires you.
  • Study the picture and construct a hypothetical narrative based on the elements you see.
  • Using a list of Shakespearean terms and phrases, choose lines that relate to the picture and your hypothetical narrative.
  • Without adding ANY words (articles, prepositions, etc.) students must juxtapose phrases and words to tell the story of their painting.

 

2. Discuss themes that emerge from the images and poems and create a list for the unit study of The Tempest.

Closer: Rehearse Poetry Out Loud performances in small groups.

Homework: Finish TPFASST and annotations for BOTH Poetry Out Loud poems; prepare to recite ONE poem in class.

 

Tuesday, 10/3

Opener: Quick rehearsal for POL; turn in TPCASST and annotations for both poems.

Work Session:

  1. Recite POL poems.
  2. Read The Night Circus.

Closer: Review study guide for The Night Circus Part I.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part I, using the study guide to prepare for the reading quiz.

 

Wednesday, 10/4

Opener: IAN- Identify a pastime you are passionate about and brainstorm sensory details and comparisons.

Work Session: Set up Nearpod.

  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.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part I, using the study guide to prepare for the reading quiz.

 

Thursday, 10/5

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

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q2 touchstone and SRI.
  2. Complete No Red Ink quiz.
  3. Work on USA Test Prep for PSAT and ZINC for Q2 snapshot.

Closer: Continue reading The Night Circus.

Homework: Read The Night Circus Part I, using the study guide to prepare for the reading quiz; finish No Red Ink quiz.

 

Friday, 10/6

Opener: The Night Circus Part I reading quiz.

Work Session:

  1. Review Part I (characters, setting, sequence of events, conflicts–exposition elements).
  2. Analyze Chandresh, Tsukiko, and Bailey (Lit. Analysis Part I).

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II, focusing on parallel plots.

Homework: Finish ZINC for Q2; work on USA Test Prep assignments due Oct. 9; read The Night Circus Part II, focusing on parallel plots.

September 15

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 9/18-9/22

Honors 9th Lit. Week 8

Planning Your Week

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:

For your required ode in the poetry anthology, you may write a formal Pindaric or Horatian ode and earn up to 10 points. Follow the examples and instructions at Ode At a Glance; make sure you click on the “Related Pages” at the top (Background, Examples, and Make Your Own) in order to understand the required forms more thoroughly.

M 9/18 – Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; bring to class Thurs.

T 9/19 – Bring rough drafts of poetry anthology (poems, annotations & reflections, dear reader letter, visuals, table of contents)

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Th 9/21 – Poetry anthology due.

T 10/3 – Poetry Out Loud annotations & TPFASST due for both poems; recitation due for one poem.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC/PSAT concepts through No Red Ink website.  Assignment due Thurs., Sept. 21, 11:59 p.m.

Continue practicing vocabulary on the SpringBoard website through Zinc. The next due date is Friday, 10/6. 

 

Monday, 9/18

Opener: Create a list of your favorite people, places, and things. View examples of figurative language in modern popular music video.

Work Session: 

  1. Activity 4.8: Read “Ode to My Socks” and “Abuelito Who”; examine the form (from Poets.org).
  2. Compose an ode; use repetition or a refrain for effect; use images, figurative language (recall examples from the video), and vivid verbs to create an emotion; carefully choose line breaks.

Closer: Write a reflection for your ode.

 

Tuesday, 9/19

Opener: Peer review poetry anthology (students should have at least 6 poems with reflections by now), offering feedback and suggestions.

Work Session:

1. Compile poetry anthology; include the following:

  • “Dear Reader” Introduction: Preface to help your reader better understand your writing process and poetry.
  • Table of Contents: Present list of 7-8 poems that reflect your best writing in a logically organized manner.
  • Reflections/Annotations: Thoroughly reflect to highlight your deliberate and purposeful use of poetic forms and elements. Address all of the bullet points on the reflections tips sheet; use the feedback from the reflection you turned in; annotate your poems to emphasize your purposeful use of poetic elements.
  • Visuals: Enhance the anthology with appropriate visuals to increase appeal and emphasize theme and tone.

Closer: Create a “to do” list of items you need to complete for your poetry anthology.

 

Wednesday, 9/20

Opener: Wrap up poetry anthologies.

Work Session:

  1. Activity 4.11: Read “In Response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Centers.”
  2. Compose EOC Style Analysis in timed conditions; submit to Turnin.com.
  3. Revise poems and reflections/annotations; make sure dear reader letter, visuals, and table of contents are in place.

Closer: Work on ZINC and No Red Ink.

 

Thursday, 9/21

Opener: Turn in poetry anthologies.

Work Session:

  1. Revisit Poetry Out Loud choices; continue annotating and completing TPFASST charts.
  2. Practice reading POL poem with a partner; mark words to emphasis, places to pause, etc. to prepare to memorize and recite.
  3. Introduce The Night Circus reading schedule. Read article about 19th century circuses.

Closer: Read the opening chapter of The Night Circus and analyze the exposition (setting, characters, conflict) and structure of the novel.

 

Friday, 9/22

Opener: Gallery walk pictures for inspiration and choose one.

Work Session:

  1. View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank and write poems/prose passages to share: View the images, selecting one that inspires you; Study the picture and construct a hypothetical narrative based on the elements you see; Using a list of Shakespearean terms and phrases, choose lines that relate to the picture and your hypothetical narrative; Without adding ANY words (articles, prepositions, etc.) students must juxtapose phrases and words to tell the story of their painting.
  2. Discuss themes that emerge from the images and poems and create a list for the unit study of The Tempest.

Closer: Continue reading Part I of The Night Circus.