May 10

Honors 9th Lit Week 17 May 13-17

Planning Your Week

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

M 5/20: Tim Burton style analysis essay due in class.

T or W 5/21 or 5/22: Final test (Tim Burton style analysis)

 

Monday, May 13

Opener: Review style analysis essay requirements and ZINC requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete SRI post-assessment.
  2. Work on ZINC.

Closer: Draft style analysis essay.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Opener: Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes. Review “Vincent” (4th only).

Work Session:

  1. View the opening credits, title sequence, and frame story of Edward Scissorhands; fill in the chart with observations and interpretations.
  2. Plan your essay’s body paragraphs.

Closer: Continue watching Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Opener: Review essay requirements and structure.

Work Session:

  1. View the neighborhood establishing scenes in Edward Scissorhands; analyze the development of character, setting, and plot.
  2. Discuss the questions p.168 with your group (take notes if necessary to study for this section of the final unit test).
  3. View the neighborhood establishing scenes a second time; analyze cinematic techniques using the chart p.169; compose the EI portion of your body paragraph using the template p.170.

Closer: Continue viewing Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due tonight; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Thursday, May 16

Opener: Review discussion questions p.172 and p.175 for the plot development and cinematic techniques; focus on the editing in the telephone scene.

Work Session:

  1. Finish watching Edward Scissorhands and discuss questions p. 178
  2. Continue drafting body paragraphs using the template sentence structure p. 173 and p.176.

Closer: Begin analysis of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

HOMEWORK: Style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Friday, May 17

Opener: Connect the analytical statement structure to the paragraph structure (p.179) and the paragraph structure to the essay structure (p.182-3).

Work Session:

  1. Continue analyzing Miss Peregrine using the chart p. 180-1.

Closer: Review elements for quality introductions and conclusions; draft these for your essay.

HOMEWORK: Style analysis essay due May 20.

May 3

Honors 9th Literature Week 16 May 6-10

Planning Your Week

W 5/8: The Night Circus projects due in class (submit all written materials to Turnitin.com).

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

M 5/20: Tim Burton style analysis essay due in class.

T or W 5/21 or 5/22: Final test (Tim Burton style analysis)

 

Monday, May 6

Opener: Review style analysis essay requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes.
  2. Review cinematic techniques. 
  3. Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Closer: Meet with Night Circus groups to finalize project plans.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due Wednesday; ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Tuesday, May 7

Opener: Complete the tone chart on p.158 and “The Language of Style Analysis” p.159.

Work Session:

  1. Groups compose responses to one of the questions on p.160.
  2. Review scenes 10-12 in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Quickwrite response: What effect does Burton want to create in the scene at home and in the scene in front of the factory? What choices does Burton make to create these effects?

Closer: Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due tomorrow; ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Opener: Set up Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Gallery walk Night Circus presentations; evaluate peers’ models.

Closer: Clean up Night Circus projects.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Thursday, May 9

Opener: Review requirements for style analysis essay.

Work Session:

  1. Finish watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

Closer: Begin analysis of Alice in Wonderland.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Friday, May 10

Opener: Complete the narrative writing prompt p. 162.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze style as you view scenes 14-16 p.163, filling in the graphic organizer p.164 with observations.
  2. Compose leveled questions and answer within your group.
  3. Complete the interpretation section of the chart p.164.

Closer: Continue analyzing Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

April 26

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 April 29 – May 3

Planning Your Week

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

W 5/8: The Night Circus projects due in class (submit all written materials to Turnitin.com).

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 26 – Wednesday, May 1

Please report to lab 304 during our normal class period for End of Course Testing. The bell schedule is slightly altered to allow enough time for testing, so please be present and on time each and every day.

 

HOMEWORK: The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 2

Opener: Review The Night Circus project requirements and due dates.

Work Session:

  1. View Tim Burton’s Movie Montage (1982-2005); list stylistic techniques characteristic of Burton. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes
  2. Dr. Seuss Read Aloud; analyze style.
  3. Review “The Cask of Amontillado” for style.

Closer: Complete Activity 2.12 “Film in Context: An Authorial Study”; read the biographical essay “Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, grotesquely Humorous” and answer the text-dependent questions and the main idea statement under “Working from the Text.”

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 3

Opener: Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Work Session:

  1. Begin Activity 2.13 “Setting the Mood and Understanding Tone: Wonka Two Ways”; read the excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the excerpt and complete the table identifying mood and the stylistic elements that contribute to it.
  2. Watch the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; jigsaw the cinematic techniques to take film notes on Burton’s style.

Closer: Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

April 19

Honors 9th Literature Week 14 April 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/21: No USA Test Prep this weekend. Enjoy your Easter!

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an informational/expository essay (EOC prep).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, April 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, April 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose informational CEI paragraphs for symbols in The Night Circus. 
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Thursday, April 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose an argumentative essay (EOC prep).
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Finish reading Part V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Friday, April 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a narrative response (EOC prep).

Closer: Research for The Night Circus.

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC; review for the EOC; get some rest and prepare for the EOC Monday through Wednesday.

April 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 13 April 15-19

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/14: USA Test Prep

M 4/15: The Night Circus quiz Part II and III in class; The Tempest scholar’s journal, questions, and article summary/citation due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

T 4/16: Socratic discussion on The Tempest. 

W 4/17: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

The Tempest online text.

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Complete The Night Circus quiz Part II-III.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a CEI paragraph to analyze structure (“Opening Night”).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion expectations; complete precis for your chosen article.

HOMEWORK: Tempest Socratic discussion tomorrow; submit scholar’s journal and questions to Turnitin.com; bring printed items and article to class tomorrow. USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; review Socratic expectations

Work Session:

  1. Discuss motifs in The Tempest, sharing scholar’s journal findings and research findings.

Closer: Complete reflection for Socratic discussion.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Q3 Touchstone
  2. Complete Part III questions for The Night Circus and submit to Turnitin.com

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Thursday, April 18

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review The Night Circus through Part IV with group prompts.

Closer: Share group posters.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Friday, April 19

Opener: Assign group projects for The Night Circus.

Work Session: 

  1. Brainstorm ideas and begin research for group projects.

Closer: Finish reading The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

March 29

Honors 9th Literature Week 12 April 8-12

Planning Your Week

M 4/8: The Night Circus quiz Part II.

F 4/12: ZINC 300+ words due at 11:59 p.m.

S 4/14: USA Test Prep

M 4/15: The Night Circus quiz Part III in class; The Tempest scholar’s journal, questions, and article summary/citation due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

T 4/16: Socratic discussion on The Tempest. 

W 4/17: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

The Tempest online text.

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 8

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Review The Night Circus reading schedule and study guide.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a CEI paragraph to analyze characterization (“The Contortionist’s Tattoo” and “Target Practice”).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion expectations; begin analyzing Act III.

HOMEWORK: Third set of ZINC due Friday; USA Test Prep due Sunday; Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus.

 

Tuesday, April 9

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Review The Tempest exposition and rising action.

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. Complete CEI paragraph for evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.
  5. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.

Closer: View film adaptation, comparing structure of the play vs. structure of the film (altered ordering of scenes).

HOMEWORK: Third set of ZINC due Friday; USA Test Prep due Sunday; Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Review Acts III of The Tempest; complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements to identify conflict and characters’ motivations.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Act IV & V of The Tempest.
  2. Compose scholar’s journals.
  3. List potential topics for research.

Closer: Compare/contrast film adaptation with Shakespeare’s text.

HOMEWORK: Third set of ZINC due Friday; USA Test Prep due Sunday; Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus.

 

Thursday, April 11

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; submit Ferdinand and Miranda EOC paragraph to Turnitin.com.

Work Session:

  1. Complete scholar’s journal entries with quotes, lead-ins, and commentary.
  2. Review seminar requirements; prepare materials (annotated article, scholar’s journal, questions).
  3. Look for article to inform/enrich understanding of scholar’s journal motif.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III and complete the study guide.

HOMEWORK: Third set of ZINC due Friday; USA Test Prep due Sunday; Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus.

 

Friday, April 12

Opener: Read informational articles on witchcraft and superstition as well as William Strachey’s account of a storm in Shakespeare’s time under King James.

Work Session: 

  1. View PBS Shakespeare Uncovered.
  2. Compose questions for Socratic discussion.
  3. Review The Night Circus Part II-III.

Closer: EOC prep: compose a response to literary analysis Part II “Opening Night” and parallel plots.

HOMEWORK: Third set of ZINC due tonight; USA Test Prep due Sunday; Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus.

March 22

Honors 9th Literature Week 11 March 25-29

Planning Your Week

Th 3/28: USA Test Prep

F 3/29: The Night Circus Part I quiz.

M 4/8: The Night Circus quiz Part II.

The Tempest online text.

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, March 25

Opener: Review The Night Circus reading schedule and study guide; read chapters 1-2 and identify elements of exposition (characters, setting, conflict).

Work Session: 

  1. 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: USA Test Prep due Thursday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Tuesday, March 26

Opener: Review elements of exposition; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.

Work Session:

  1. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.

Closer: Present IRY videos.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Thursday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Opener: Review Acts I and II of The Tempest; complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements to identify conflict and characters’ motivations.

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.

Closer: Complete scholar’s journals.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Thursday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Thursday, March 28

Opener: Review scholar’s journal and research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete scholar’s journal entries with quotes, lead-ins, and commentary.
  2. Review USATestPrep data for weaker skills, and complete individual EOC prep plan.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part I and complete the study guide.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Thursday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Friday, March 29

Opener: The Night Circus quiz Part I.

Work Session: 

  1. Read/analyze The Night Circus Part II; complete study guide.

Closer: EOC prep: compose a response to literary analysis Part I.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

March 15

Honors 9th Literature Week 10 March 18-22

Planning Your Week

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive). Rubric for I Remember You Video

F 3/22: Bring your copy of The Night Circus to class.

S 3/25: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

 

Monday, March 18

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” video and publish.

Closer: Submit video for viewing.

HOMEWORK: IRY video due tomorrow; No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. View IRY videos.

Closer: Compose “poem praises” and share with peers.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” video.

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: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Thursday, March 21

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; Ponder and Respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

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

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scenes.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Friday, March 22

Opener: View Act II Scene 1 of The Tempest. 

Work Session: 

  1. Writer’s Workshop: Complete scholar’s journals through Act II.
  2. Peer critique MLA format and review lead-ins for variation.
  3. Provide feedback on depth of commentary

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

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

March 8

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 March 11-15

Planning Your Week

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem due with 3 reflections (the video and 4th reflection will be due next Tuesday, March 19).

S 3/17: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive).

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Monday, March 11

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Tuesday, March 12

Opener: Review paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Wednesday, March 13 EARLY RELEASE

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 (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Thursday, March 14

Opener: Review the opening scene of 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

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tomorrow, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Friday, March 15

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.

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: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tonight, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

March 1

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 March 4-8

Planning Your Week

 

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/5: Poetry Anthology due in class

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” poem due in class.

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, March 4

Opener: Review poetry anthology assignment and rubric, dear reader tips, and reflection tips and sample.

Work Session:

  1. Compose dear reader letter and reflections for the poetry anthology.
  2. Compile materials and create table of contents for poetry anthology.

Closer: List final touches needed for poetry anthology due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, March 5

Opener: Gallery walk anthologies.

Work Session:

  1. View sample poems for IRY.
  2. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review IRY poems for poetic devices and sound effects; watch “Harlem” episode of Poetry in America.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Opener: Examine paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Examine Shakespearean insults and cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, March 7

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 and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 8

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.