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Transcript of Romeo+Juliet
Pre-AP English I
4th Six-Weeks Calendar
B=Tuesday, January 5
A=Wednesday, January 6
Interest Journals-Theme Exploration
Introduce symbol project, set up t-charts, and begin Act 1 of Luhrmann adaptation of R+J.
Discuss perfect mate survey.
HW: Perfect Mate Survey due Day 3. Book Checks Day 4.
January 7 (B)
January 8 (A)
Syntax: Asyndeton and Polysyndeton
Define each term in your journal.
You will learn three facts about a classmate. Use these facts to write sentences using asyndeton and polysyndeton.
Finish viewing and discussing Act I.
Choose partners and begin planning for project.
Hw: Perfect Mate Surveys due next class. Book checks Day 4.
January 11 (A)
January 12 (B)
January 13 (A)
January 14 (B)-Late Start
January 15 (A)
January 19 (B)
No School January 18
Wednesday, January 20 (A)
Thursday, January 21 (B)
Friday, January 22-Extra B Day-Agenda TBD
January 25 (A)-Monday
January 26 (B)-Tuesday
Oxymoron vs. paradox
Review Act 1.5
Begin Act 2
HW: Act 1 quiz 1/28 and 1/29. Remember-this is NOT an AP quiz! Use review sheet to study. Act 1 vocab due next class.
January 27 (C)-Course Fair
January 28 (B)-Late Start
January 29 (A)
Warm-up-Finish these sentences:
Violence is caused by...
Short answer on "(love song, with two goldfish)"
Read a sonnet from "A Wreath for Emmett Till" in pairs.
Discuss the historical context, review sonnets, and discuss why the author chose to write sonnets as a way to reflect on Emmett Till's legacy.
Read Act 3
HW: Finish Act 3.1-3.2 (available online) by next class. Continue reading library books. Work on Act 3 vocab.
February 3 (A)
February 4 (B)
February 5 (B)
February 8 (A)
February 9 (B)
February 10 (A)
February 11 (B)
February 12 (A)
Monday, February 15-No School
February 16 (B)
February 17 (A)
Look at your list from last class. Choose one and write a simile or metaphor that expresses your feelings in an abstract way.
Journal Checks-due Thursday at the latest.
Read through sonnet assignment.
Complete a full rough draft of your sonnet.
HW: Finish rough drafts. F451 book checks Feb. 22/23. Next class: expository timed write.
February 18 (B)
February 19 (A)
Last Day of the Six-Weeks
Perfect Mate discussion and journal.
R&J in 10 minutes.
Prologue-Discuss sonnets and annotate as a class.
Work on projects.
HW: Book checks next class. Symbol projects due Day 5.
Syntax-anaphora and inversion.
Define both words.
Practice writing sentences using both syntax techniques.
Begin reading Act I.
Symbol project work time.
HW: Symbol projects due Day 5.
Warm-up: Define 'rebellion' and list personal and historical examples. Is the romance between Romeo and Juliet an act of rebellion? Why/why not?
Introduce vocabulary assignment
Shakespeare background info (see prezi)
Begin reading Act I
Understanding Shakespeare's language and insults:
HW: Vocab for Act 1 due 1/26 and 1/27.
Warm-up:Ted Talk-Shakespeare and Hip Hop
View R&J and read
Work on vocab
Journal prompt: Writer's choice. Write about whatever you want, but use anaphora, inversion, asyndeton, and/or polysyndeton at least twice. Underline and label your devices.
Act 3 review
Begin Act 4.
Exit ticket with a partner: write down 3-4 questions you have about Romeo and Juliet.
HW: Read library books. Work on vocab for Acts 3-4.
Act 1 quiz
Read/Prezi for 2.2
Identifying figurative language handout.
HW: Finish reading Act 2. Finish figurative language assignment. Finish Act 2 vocab for next class.
Warm up: Write down 2-3 questions you have about R&J OR things you've learned.
Continue reading and view the rest of the movie.
Finish vocabulary by next Tuesday/Wednesday.
Warm-up: list 10-15 things/people/places you love
Receive AP quiz review-quiz Tuesday
HW: Complete all vocab and study for quiz.
Expository timed writing practice
Peer edit sonnet drafts
Type and submit final drafts to turnitin.com
HW: F451 book check- next class.
Heading: Your initials, class period, date.
Freewrite, write a creative story, look up definitions, write about your experiences or the experiences of a friend or family member.
Act 2 review
"(love song, with two goldfish)"
HW: Finish poem packet and bring it to your next class. Work on vocabulary.
Sign course sheets.
Study for Act 1 quiz.
HW: Begin Act 2 vocab and study.
What is drama? Is Shakespeare still relevant? What universal issues do teenagers face regardless of time and place?
Perfect Mate Discussion -
Write a paragraph reflecting on how your view of the perfect mate differs from the view of your parent/guardian.
As you watch, participate in the hand-raising questions he raises
Write three things you learned in this video or found interesting
As we watch, consider this question and write. Use support from the video as evidence.
Do you believe Shakespeare wanted his audience to believe that Romeo & Juliet were truly in love or simply in lust?
Dramatic Irony: http://ed.ted.com/on/nGf7ZKiN
Shakespearean Insults: http://ed.ted.com/on/PkYpC771
"Shakespeare is Everywhere" Ted Talk:
Folger Lessons: http://www.folger.edu/teaching-modules
Raymond Day 1: 1/5 (B) 1/6 (A)
Interest Journals: Theme Exploration
'Emmett Till' NPR Interview: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4818586