Friday, 30 May 2014

May 30

We took up the corrected unit test in depth today. I collected RJ books: students who did not have them are asked to return them on Monday. 

We discussed the CPT and exam preparation extensively. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 28

We watched the rest of the movie and did theme reviews on chart paper. 

Test tomorrow! 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

May 27

We finished the play today!!

Due to extended period 1 we did not do questions or watch video. That will be tomorrow. Test is still on Thursday!! We did our review last week for the test! 

Friday, 23 May 2014

May 23

Act 4 Questions
    1. What does Juliet threaten to do in her speech to Friar Lawrence after Paris leaves? How is this similar to Act 3, Scene 3?
    2. Do you think Friar Lawrence is doing the right thing by deceiving the Capulets and Paris? Explain your opinion.
    3. What do you think of Juliet in this scene (scene 2)? Capulet? How are they similar?
    4. What doubts enter Juliet’s mind as she prepares for bed? List one of the fears that she reveals in this scene.

Quotation Analysis Practice:

Find 2 important quotes in the play. Write them down. Swap with a partner. Individually, write down the name of the speaker, who he/she is speaking to or about (your choice) and the significance. Then share and see if you got all 4 points! 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

May 22

Today we read Act 4, Sc 2, 3 and 4.

Tomorrow is Act 4, Sc 5.

ALL roles for rest of play assigned. Check here:

Extra help session at lunch TODAY for quotation analysis!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

May 21

May 21 - Act 3 movie, Act 3 discussion questions, quotation analysis.
Today we also reviewed for the unit test.  Hmwk: Act 4, Sc 1

May 22- Act 4, Sc 2, 3 and 4

NEW ASSIGNED ROLES! Practice them! The roles are not too long!

Act 4, Sc 2:

Capulet: Nic
Second Servant: Haesal
Nurse: Olivia S
Juliet: Olivia B
Lady Capulet: Catherine

Act 4, Sc 3:

Lady Capulet: Jenni
Juliet: Ms V

Act 4, Sc 4:

Lady C:  Mica
Nurse: Melissa
Capulet: Shaughnessy
First Servant: Nahomy
Second Servant: Maggie

May 23 - Act 4, Sc 5, movie and group work     Homework: studying for test

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

May 20

Today we read Act 3 - Scenes 3, 4, 5.

Tomorrow: May 21 - Act 3 movie, Act 3 discussion questions, quotation analysis.  Homework: Act 4, Sc 1.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Happy Weekend!!

The only homework is your ISU reading and journal! :)

Enjoy the weekend!

Let's hope it doesn't rain!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Updated schedule due to technical difficulties

For homework tonight -

Read (or listen to: Act 3, Sc 1. The audio reading on Youtube for Scene 1 is about 13 minutes long.

Then we will watch Act 2 tomorrow and read Act 3, Sc 2.

Act 2 questions

Monday, 12 May 2014

Romeo and Juliet timeline

May 12 - Act 1 activities               Homework: Act 2, Sc 1

May 13- Act 2, Sc 2 and 3

May 14 - Act 1, Sc 4 and 5           Homework: Act 2, Sc 6

May 15 - Act 2 discussion/q's and movie clip

May 16 - Act 3, Sc 1 and 2

May 20- Act 3, Sc 3 and 4, 5

May 21 - Act 3 movie, Act 3 discussion questions, quotation analysis  Hmwk: Act 4, Sc 1

May 22- Act 4, Sc 2, 3 and 4

May 23 - Act 4, Sc 5, movie and group work     Homework: studying for test 

May 26 - Act 5, Sc 1 and 2

May 27 - Act 5, Sc 3, finish movie, full play discussion

May 28 - full play activities

May 29 - TEST 

ANY day that we do not finish the assigned readings (as above), finishing that scene will be for HOMEWORK. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

May 7

Act 1 Roles:

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

April 30, May 1-6

While I was away, students worked on some introduction to Romeo and Juliet and had a full work period for the ISU.

Yesterday and today we continued with our Romeo and Juliet introduction.

Yesterday we did silent reading, recapped Shakespeare's history and time period and spent the rest of class translating the prologue into modern English.

Today, books and roles were assigned. We talked about key figures in the play, how to read a play and what makes a play different from a novel and key criteria for good oral reading.

We begin with Act 1, Scene 1 tomorrow.

Students are asked to bring a PRINTED copy of their redone essay paragraph on FRIDAY for a peer activity.