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May 2014

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Date/Objectives  classwork and topics   Assignments for next class (unless otherwise stated) 

5/2/14 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.B
Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts,

extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other

information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

SSR - letter about quote/passage that has "resonance"

the quality of a sound that stays loud, clear, and deep for a long time

: a quality that makes something personally meaningful or important to someone

 

Examine and Understand Rubric  

compose a GOOD body paragraph

 

Role ofintros & conclusions.pdf

complete essay on Of Mice and Men  

Final Copy due in Google Folder by class 5/6

5/6 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

RTI on Of Mice and Men 

 

Essay Peer Read-Alouds - titled too

 

How important is finding your true love to your vision of future happiness?

Create class list most important qualities -- create google survey

 

Listen to or READ the TED talk on the addictive nature of love

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/25/301824760/what-happens-to-our-brain-when-we-re-in-love

THEN write YOUR thoughts, in a paragraph titled "Thoughts on Love" in which you clearly refer to details from the TED talk.   150 words MIN.

 

 

5/8 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.3
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

 

SSR

 

Create and then later Take Google Survey on what we want in a partner...

 

Why are we so obsessed with love?  Discuss/Quiz on TED talk

 

In groups, create a Mind Map of all the words and phrases that you can think of that are to do with

love.

Then, divide them into ‘negative’ and ‘positive’ halves. Does every group have the same number of negative or positive terms? Do different groups have different ideas about love?

 

 

Survey: 

For BLOCK 1:

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/forms/d/14dc7PAZAIQk98k0MEEIKW

6cOn3G0LTSKB9T5F1JnjlQ/viewform

 

For BLOCK 4:

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/forms/d/1XGeNC-7gtqCvu188K1CcrWSWmIXIXvx99w9tcMl4Z30/viewform

 

Get parent(s) to take google survey on future spouse/match WITH you there.  Then write about any differences / why there are differences -- feel free to talk to them about this.   

 

 

5/12

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.6
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. 

SSR - BOOK REVIEWS due FRIDAY

 

Getting ready forRomeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's language 

Phrases we know that Shakespeare Penned

  • Find the play that the phrase is from
  • Explain the meaning of the phrase
  • Use it in a paragraph ABOUT YOUR WORLD that makes the meaning clear

 

Divorce Rates

Arranged Marriage Statistic

 

 

Watch the clip on Romeo and Juliet a la John Green - yeah, THAT John Green 

 

You will want to watch it 2-3 times or PAUSE frequently -- come to class with notes on 4 of the listed areas...

  • plot
  • source material
  • conflicting loyalties
  • Aristotle's definition of tragedy
  • setting (Italy)

 

Write sentences for each word:

Vocabulary Acts I and II

 

5/14 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

SSR

 

"The Prologue" 

Annotate it!

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/19T77WstkTH6jjAHEk3K9H0YtRR5tBct3Veot09_MAgY/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

5/16

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. 

SSR - BIRST BOOK REVIEW OF QUARTER DUE ON SHELFARI!

Next book review will be a trailer...

 

Vocab Survivor with Vocabulary Acts I and II

Prologue practice

 

15 minute R&J:  mini-groups enact sections of R&J so we don't need to worry about PLOT 

Complete the second part of the "The Prologue" document -- replace the crossed out words with your own :)  

You have the document in your folder AND have already added the pictures, right?!

 

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/19T77WstkTH6jjAHEk3K9H0YtRR5tBct3Veot09_MAgY/edit?usp=sharing 

5/20 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5
Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

SSR

Prologue Practice 

 

Act I. scene i

setting the stage --  Boyz Pickin Fights...and falling in Luv

parents making matches...

 

Closer examination of scenes i & ii

 

 
5/22

SSR

5 minute stories  -- in 5 minutes, pairs use as many Vocabulary Acts I and II words CORRECTLY as possible in a COHERENT story

 

Prologue practice 

Romeo as classic courtly lover -- remember our TED talk about love?

Juliet as the dutiful daughter -- arranged marriages

 

I.ii.   start @ line 45 ...  Servant, Romeo, and Benvolio

I.iv - going to the party!  Meet Mercutio; foreshadow Romeo's fate...

 

 

 

BBC Romeo and Juliet

Watch from 24:50 to 40:58 (through I.v.)

2/27 

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

SSR

Book Trailers 

It's a Book

Fat Angie 

Miss Peregrine's Home...

I.v.  Party scene as awesome drama --

Who wants what in this scene?  

-Capulet? Romeo? Benvolio? Tybalt? Juliet? Paris? Nurse?

 

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/18h7L2bPyHbgY2yyHQeJBd_oIwxv19kJK37Ku3K751Cw/edit?usp=sharing

 

BBC Romeo and Juliet

Watch II.i & ii

40:58 - 56:32 

5/29

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Quia Quiz for Research Purposes (no you're not lab rats, but...)

AND R&J Act I quiz:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4231938.html

 

SSR

More about book trailers

sample book trailers

 

II.ii imagery -- analyzing what R's and J's imagery tells us about their hopes/fears...

BBC R&J II. iii 56:32 - 1:11:05

 

Create a google doc labelled Imagery in R&J --write a paragraph about EITHER Romeo's or Juliet's imagery USING evidence from the text.  Do NOT forget to cite it 

(II.ii.#) where # stands for LINE number(s)

 

Watch BBC Video 1:11:05 - 1:18:33 (finish Act II)

 

6/2

 

SSR

review paragraphs -- topic sentences and embedding text

Finish ACT II (scenes v& vi  BBC Video  1:11:06

Both Juliet's Phaeton reference and Romeo's love-devouring death line = DRAMATIC IRONY

start III

 
6/4

SSR

ACT III, start IV

 
6/6

SSR

ACT IV

 
6/10    
6/12

Book Trailers shared

 

 

 

 

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