Final Unit: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Nightly Assignments: Read R&J assigned scenes, annotate directly in the book, AND complete a page of SCENE NOTES for every scene in every act. See the following attachment. TEMPLATE_ActSceneNoters.doc
Also, continue to study for Affixes Tests (roots/prefixes/suffixes). Tuesday, May 21
If you were absent today, please be sure you read all of Act 4 by Thursday since we will be finishing the play on that day. Today: Act 3 Reading Quiz. Roots Cards due. Act 3 Reading Logs due. View Act 4. Not the lines the director cut. Discuss choices. Group meeting for Final Presentation/Video. HW: Photocopy or Print out your groups lines and translate them. Bring to class.Monday, May 20
Translation. 3.5.32-69. Find metaphor, personification, foreshadowing, dramatic irony. Discuss effects of devices. HW: Cards 28-30 due. All Act 3 Reading Logs due tomorrow.Friday, May 16.
Roots Quiz 25-27. Act 3.2 Quiz. TKAM Essays returned. HW: Finish Reading Act 3. Reading Logs due Tuesday. Roots cards 28-30 due.Thursday, May 15.
Act 3.1 discussion. Final Project assigned. HW: Read 3.2 and 3.3. Act 3 Reader Logs due next Tuesday.Tuesday, May 14
. Act 2 SceneNotes/Reader Logs due. Roots Cards 25-27 due. Review Act 2. Comparative video clips: Act 2, all scenes. Discuss the 3 different director choices. Group Work: Find assigned literary devices in Act 2. Pick up R&J Lit Device hanout. HW: Read 3.1.
Monday, May 13
. Act out famous balcony scene. Take notes on blocking and voice inflection.May 10, Friday
. Roots Quiz 22-24. Discuss Act 2. Literary Devices. Submit Sonnets/decorate. HW: Roots Cards 25-27. Finish Reading and writing blocking notes for all of Act 2.May 9, Thursday
. Sonnet Peer-edit. Act 2.1 Stage Directions and Design Lesson. HW: Finish Act 2.2 Stage Directions and Design Assignment. 2 Copies of Typed Sonnet due. 22-24 Roots Quiz.May 7, Tuesday.
Check Roots cards 2-24. Act 1.5 "blocking" Scene Comparison--Zefferlli, Lurhman, Yours. Directors' Choices discussion. Work on Mother's Day Sonnet. HW: Sonnet draft 2 due Thursday. 2 copies of Final Sonnet due Friday. Act 1 Scene Notes due Thursday. Roots quiz Friday. May 6, Monday
. Roots cards 22-24 due. Queen Mab 1.4 Discussion. HW: Act 1 Scene Notes due Thursday. Read 1.5. Write 6 "blocking" notes in the book.May 2, Thursday, block day
. Roots Quiz 19-21. Review homework on literary devices and Act 1, scene 1 Notes. Act 1, scenes 2 & 3 in class. Work on Scene Notes. Mother's Day Sonnet Branistorm. HW: Roots cards 22-24 due Monday. 2) Complete the Queen Mab drawing from Act 1, scene 4 on the handout. 3) Finish reading scene 4. April 30, Tuesday
. Act I, Scene 1. "On our feet." Fill out the Scene Notes for Act 1. See the Template ActSceneNotes above. HW: Finish reading Act 1 and complete the SceneNotes. Practice memorizing the Prologue. Roots Quiz Thrusday 19-21. April 29, Monday
Intro to Shakespeare: Literary Devices and Dramatic Delivery. HW: 1) Complete the Personification and Oxymoron Handout. 2) Create and Practice Hurling Insults 3) Roots Test 19-21 THURSDAY. April 25, Friday
. Roots Test 10-18. Sonnet Quiz. Classwork: Categorize the list of characters on page 10. Chorally read The Prologue. HW: Roots Cards due Monday for 19-21April 24, Thursday
. Shakespeare "On Your Feet" Block and deliver lines for a summary of R&J
. Shakespeare's Theater Notes. HW: 1) Roots Test 10-18; 2) Sonnet QuizApril 22, Tuesday
. Grammar Lesson: Verb Phrases. Continue Sonnet lesson. Review "Understanding Shakespeare" by identifying tips on how to better understand "Sonnet 18." Introduction to "Shakespeare in the World Today" video...take notes. HW: Roots Test 10-18 on Friday.April 21, Monday
. Introduction to Shakespearean Sonnets. HW: Answer 1-5 on Sonnet handout. Pages 4-9 "Understanding Shakespeare" notes due Tuesday.
. California State Standards Testing All Week. HW: You have been given a Romeo and Juliet book and it is yours to keep. As we read, annotate for literary devices and stage directions. Assignment due Monday, April 29, see following attachment: Amy-RampJ-Intro_pages4-9.docFriday, April 12
. Self-Edit essay for correct structure. Add quotes, add explanation. Work on Introductory Paragraph. See following example: Page-1-MLA-format-Example.doc
Fix MLA format in the computer lab. Final Essay with Works Cited due on Tuesday. HW: Work on your essay this weekend. Fill out the Checklist and make changes on your paper. We will be in the computer lab again on Monday and you will show your changes. Final, printed essay due TUESDAY. Re-take 1-9 on Tuesday at lunch. Big Test 10-13 on April 26, Friday.
Thursday, April 11
. Review Essay Packet Instructions. Q&A on Funnel opening, see packet's example--end with your thesis. Use notes on Reverse Funnel opening to guide your writing for the conclusion. Reference the MLA Handbook for format. Today we went to the computer lab to access our documents. HW: Roots Quiz 16-18. Draft #1 due tomorrow, 4 paragraph essay on To Kill A Mockingbird. Tuesday, April 9.
Roots Cards 16-18 graded. Begin Full-Process Essay Assignment. 1. Review Motifs and Lessons Learned in all TKAM Reading Logs. 2. Identify an important lesson Harper Lee teaches in TKAM. 3. Find evidence from the text as support. Use the brainstorm handout provided. Have your theme statement checked by Mrs. Bailey. 5. Review the Essay Explanation Packet. 30 minute quiet writing period. HW: Draft #1 due Friday, April 12. Work on building your thesis and writing body paragraphs. Roots Quiz 16-18 on Friday.Monday, April 8.
Google Apps access review. Continue to work on paragraph revision. HW: Write your thesis and a revised body paragraph in your document in GoogleApps. Be sure it is in proper MLA format.
Friday, April 5
. Persuasive Buisness Letters returned. Thesis/Persuasive Paragraph review. Revise in class. HW: 1. Access Google Apps VUSD Account and create a document of today's paragraph revision. See directions: GoogleDrive-VistaManaged-Directions-to-SHare.doc 2. Make Roots Study Aid for 16-18.Thursday, April 3
Finish film. Timed Writing: Argument practice paragraph. See attachment. Opinion-on-TKAM-Refl-Paragraph.doc HW: Bring MLA Handbook to class tomorrow. You can also print it by going to rbvhs.org, selecting Academics, scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on MLA Handbook. Tuesday, April 2
Video: To Kill A Mockingbird
Monday, April 1- No School. No kidding! :)
Friday, March 22
Continue Essay WritingThursday, March 21
Business Letter Persuasive Essay Writing Assessment.Tuesday, March 19
Aunt Alexandra's Tea Party. Share southern food, interact with characters from the novel, practice southern dialect and etiquette. HW: No homework this week.Monday, March 18
. To Kill A Mockingbird
final exam. HW: Tea Party Project. Bring written explanations with your scrapbook or relic box.
Friday, March 15.
13-15 Roots Quiz. Logs 29/30 due. Tea Party Project Q&A: Item Analysis Paper. Finish TKAM. Prepare for Test on Monday. All Reading Logs returned.
HW: TKAM final Test on Monday. No Roots cards/quiz next week.Thursday, March 14
. Pair share homework article: pros/cons. Discuss 29/30 and Heck Tate's analysis of the crime. HW: Roots quiz 13-15. Prepare for Scrapbook/Relic Box for your assigned character for Tuesday's Southern Tea Party.Tuesday, March 12
- Logs 27/28 due. Persuasive Argument writing, continued. Review business letter format. Review argument. Thesis, examples, reasoning lesson. Write a body paragraph arguing about Atticus' parenting--see following attachment: AXES-Practice-Atticus-Effective-Parent-Mid-way.doc
HW: Read and summarize argument essay on eliminating middle schools and creating K-8 schools. Monday, March 11
- Roots Cards 13-15 due. Reading Logs 25/26 due. Introduction to Tea Party Assignment, due March 19--see Attachment. Tea-Assignment.doc HW: Read Chapters 29/30. Friday, March 8- Roots Quiz 10-12. Reading Quiz 25/26. In class, read Chapter 27. As you read, write down for ch. 27: Setting, Plot (what will Scout be involved in?), and the Literary Device of Foreshadowing, evident in the last paragraph of the chapter. HW: Read Chapters 27/28-quiz Monday. Write log for chs. 25/26, due Monday. Make study aid for roots 13-15.Thursday, March 7
- Reading Quiz 23&24. Finish writing the Argumentative Business Letter with partner. HW: Roots Quiz 10-12 tomorrow. Reading log due for 23/24. READ chapters 25&26 for quiz tomorrow.Tuesday, March 5
.Roots Cards 10-12 due. Reading Log for 17-22 due. Business Letter Lesson. See following attachment: Sample_Business_Letter1.doc
Write business letter in class. Practice-Prompt-Remove-TKAM.doc HW: Quiz on Chapters 23 & 24 on Thursday. Monday, March 4
- REGISTRATION for 10th Grade. Friday, March 1-
Roots Test 1-9. Discuss the trial and its outcome/the effects it has on Jem. Negative Epithet Effects Video and discussion. HW: Roots cards 10-12 due Monday. Reading Log for 22 due Monday.Thursday, 2/28
- Reader's Theatre: Courtroom Scene (covers chapters 17-21). If you are absent, read chapters 17-21 on your own. HW: Read Chapter 22. Reading Logs for 13/14 and 15/16 due Friday. Roots Test 1-9, Volume II tomorrow.Tuesday, 2/26-
Substitute. Mrs. Bailey is at a Common Core workshop. Today's class assignments: Read chapter 15 in class. Group work for Character and Social Relationships Connection and Analysis Poster (Sociogram). HW: Read through chapter 16. Reading Log 15/16 due Friday. BIG ROOTS TEST 1-9 FridayMonday, 2/25-
Discuss Chapter 13/Aunt Alexandra's influence. Continue "Incident" Poem, Theme.HW: Read Chapter 14. Log for 13/14 due Friday.Friday, 2/22-
Share Reading Logs with partners/discuss motifs and lessons in Part II. Turn in Reading logs 11&12. Continue Epithet discussion, tone, mood. HW: Read Chapter 13.Thursday, 2/21
- Chapter 11 Reading Quiz. "Incident Poem" Tone, Mood and Epithet Writing. HW: Read Chapter 12 and complete a Reading Log for Chapters 11&12.
2/19- Turn in Love Letter. Turn in Reading Log for 9&10. Discuss Courage. Listen to podcast on Gang Life. Read about Morphine, Southern Ladies' Drug. Read Chapter 11. HW: Finish Chapter 11.
2/14--Roots Quiz 7-9. Write Love Letters to TKAM Characters. HW: Read Chapters 9 & 10. Write a Reading Log, due Tuesday. Finish Love Letter. No Roots next week.
- Finish and turn in "Childhood" Poems. Tea Party Characters assigned. Review Chapter 7 and Kindness motif. Read chapter 8.HW: Roots Quiz 7-9 Thursday. Finish Chapter 8 and write a Reading Log for Chapters 7&8, due Thursday.Monday
, 2/11- Roots Cards 7-9 due. Reading log 5&6 due. Chapter 6 Quiz. Finish "Childhood" poems. HW: Read Chapter 7 of TKAM.
, 2/8- Roots 4-6 Quiz. Chapter 5 Reading Quiz. Discuss. Read Chapter 6. HW: Finish Chapter 6. Reading Log for Chapters 5&6 due Monday. Roots cards 7-9 due Monday.
, 2/7-Reading Log Chs 3&4 collected. Work on "Childhood" poem. Read Chapter 5.HW: Finish Chapter 5. Reading Quiz tomorrow. Roots Quiz 4-6 tomorrow.Tuesday Block
-Chapters 2&3 reading quiz. Read Chapter 4 in groups. Share "Childhood" quick write from last week. Read Billy Collins' "On Turning 10" poem. HW: Reading Log for 3&4 due tomorrow.Monday
, 2/4-Roots cards 4-6 due. Reading Log Chs 1&2 collected. Begin reading chapter 3. HW: Finish Chapter 3. Reading Quiz tomorrow.
, 2/1- Roots Quiz 1-3. Complete Reading Log for Chapters 1&2. 2012-13-reading-assignment.doc HW: Finish the Reading Log for Chs. 1-2. Roots Cards 4-6 due Monday. Thursday
, 1/31- Read Chapter 2. Fill out the Setting Handout: Setting-Env.-sheet.docTuesday
, 1/29- Complete the handouts on Chapter 1 and Literary Devices: ch-1Group-reading-and-quiz.doc Lit-Device-Worksheet.doc
. View first 16 minutes of movie to become familiar with characters and setting. HW: Complete the 2 handouts from today. Roots Quiz Friday. Chapter 1 quiz Thursday.Monday
, 1/28-In class, stop and discuss exposition: Read TKAM first 9 paragraphs; make a character sheet with names, relationships and descriptions of all characters. HW: Write a 1/2 page description of a favorite childhood activity and/or playmate. TKAM Motif: Childhood
, 1/25-Continue PBS Video, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. Homework: Bring TKAM book every day. Roots Test lessons 1-3 on Friday, Feb. 1.Thursday
, 1/24-Roots Cards 1-3 due. Pick up ToKillAMockingbird (TKAM) from school bookroom. View video of background to TKAM: PBS Video, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. Take notes.Homework: 0.Tuesday
,1/22-ToKillAMockingbird Timeline Presentations. Jim Crow Law Discussion. Homework: 1)Bring ID on Thursday to pick up TKAM. 2)Make flashcards for Volume 2 Roots Packet, Lessons 1-3.
Semester 2 :)