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Midsummer Nights Dream

Lesson Plans from 3/25 to 4/24

Joanna McDowell

on 2 May 2013

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Transcript of Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Monday March 25th Thursday April 11th Tuesday March 46th ACT 2 Scene 2 Tuesday April 2nd Friday April 5th Thursday March 28th Learning Target: I can analyze how individuals develop and interact over the course of a text.
Bell Work:
Review rules for final performance.
Review scene selections
Pick top 3 options and number them
Read Script
Actor perfomace sheet
Read pg 153-169
Draw-Label-Caption Learning Target: I can assign play directions to a scene based on the text. (1 min)
Bell Work: Inflection Activity: "Don't go". Elect someone in your group to say "Don't go" with the card's words in mind. (4 mins)
Copy LT
Bell work
Acting Companies
READ Act 2 Scene 2
Homework: Read non-fiction book Oberons subtext: Lines 33-40

Lysander and Hermia subtext: Lines 41-70

Robin (Puck), Lysander, and Hermia subtext/ moves: Lines 72-89 Learning Target: I can determine the meaning of a passage in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Bell Work: Shakespearean Insults
Copy LT
Bell work
Act 3 Scene 2 Paraphrases and Performances
Standard: 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 Learning Target: I can visualize a scene from Shakespeare.
Bell Work: Woosh!
Copy LT
A Midsummer Night's DreamVideo
Bell work
Act 3 Scene 1 Learning Target: I determine the subtext and meaning of a character's words by focusing on their voice's inflection. (1 min)
Bell Work: Create a timeline of 5 events that have occurred so far within the play. (4 mins)
Copy LT
Bell work
Acting Companies
Inflection Exercise
READ Act 2 Scene 1
Homework: Read non-fiction book Inflection Activity "I'm glad you're here this evening" Stress:
evening "Joe didn't steal the book, did he?" Stress:
Did he

Say "Oh!"

Follow the card's emotions READ Helena and Demetrius' conversation.

1. Round robin reading to . or ; point.
2. Try to inflect your voice to show subtext
3. Circle words you don't know
4. Paraphrase hard-to-understand phrases into modern English
5. Make sense of the scene Acting Company Work Learning Target: I can paraphrase a Shakespearean verse into my own words. (2 mins)
Bell Work: Inflection Dialogue: Work with a partner and read the dialogue according to the situation.
Copy LT
Bell work
Paraphrase Quiz
Midsummer Night's Dream Video
Homework: Read non-fiction book Wednesday March 27th Learning Target: I can analyze the relationship between two characters in Shakespeare.
Bell Work: "The Mistress and the Monster" Pantomime the passage from Act 3 Scene 2 Lines 6-36.
Copy LT
Double Bubble
Improv practice Friday March 29th "The Monster & the Mistress" Read lines 90-123
Think about the relationship between Puck and Oberon.

Is Puck servile, mischevious, idiotic?

Is Oberon paternal, tyrannical, mean-spirited? Act 3 Scene 2:
Paraphase/Act Group 1: Paraphrase and present 3.2.181-249
Group2: Paraphrase and present 3.2.250-295
Group3: Paraphrase and present 3.2.296-365 Learning Target: I can identify and evaluate the differences between the text and visual reproductions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Bell Work: Quick write on 3 Shakespearean genres
Agenda: Copy LT
Bell work
Videos and Discussion of Bottom
Standard: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Wednesday April 3rd Thursday April 4th Learning Target: I can define literary elements and use them to analyze a character.
Bell Work: Write down the definitions of each literary element. **Silently**
Agenda: Copy LT
Bell work
Introduce Constructed Response
Literary Elements Mini-Lesson
Bottom Discussion
Standard: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Learning Target: I can write a constructed response to a prompt within a 45 minute period.
Copy LT
Constructed Response
Underline the first sentence in each passage. Then circle the parts in the underlined sentences that are different. Why do you think Shakespeare chose to make those changes to the biblical allusion?
This should be four paragraphs:
Intro with a Thesis statement that identifies the literary element you will talk about.
Body 1 and Body 2 that will quote the literary element that you are writing about. Be sure to introduce and explain your quote.
Conclusion should restate your thesis and share your closing thoughts. Learning Target: I can adapt my speech and actions to a variety of situations.
Bell Work: CR Student Model
Agenda: Copy LT
Bell work
Acting Warm Up Exercises
Write Scipt and act out
Standard: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. Monday April 8th Learning Target: I can watch a MSND play and correctly answer questions based on the play and video.
Bell Work: Review plot of MSND.
Copy LT
Bell work
Midsummer Night's Dream Video 4.1 and 4.2
Standard: 2. Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally), evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. (9-10.SL.2) Wednesday April 10th AIMS Science Performance Rules Each acting company will perform a different scene.
Students may do part of a scene or make small cuts to help make it understandable and fit in the time frame.
You may NOT modernize the language.
Everyone must say at least two lines. You can share roles if necessary.
Actors must know thier movements.
You should try to memorize your lines, but small notcards with lines are acceptable. Students should use them sparingly.
Each group must supply costumes, props, and scenery. You can borrow some.
We will provide time in class to work on scene, but some outside work will be necessary. Classtime Agenda 1. Choose Scenes
Review options
Pick top 3 choices
Random assign scenes
2. Read script as a group
3. Actor perfomance sheet
Fill out company name and Act & Scene #
Assign roles for final performace
4. Read pg 153-169
5. Draw-Label-Caption
6. Acting companies will perform scene Monday April 15th Learning Target: I can read and edit my script in order to create stage directions.
Bell Work: Review schedule timeline for Shakespeare Project.
Read/edit Script
Draw-Label-Caption Parts 1, 2, and 3
Rehearse lines Classtime Agenda Read and edit script.
Cut out unnecessary lines, combine characters if necessary, switch lines around to make sense.
Write a summary on the page of what you changed. Draw-Label-Caption
Draw the scenery (setting) of your scene. (4 min)
Draw a sketch of your character (costume).
Draw the order of events in your scene. These will become stage directions. Rehearse lines
Get up, read, and try to incorporate stage directions and inflection. Tuesday April 16th Learning Target: I can create a setting and costume that displays my understanding of my Acting Company's scene.
Bell Work: Review the plan for classtime and set personal goals for for each station.
Bell work (5 mins)
Setting/Backdrop Station (20 mins)
Props/Costumes Station (20 mins)
Personal Reflection (5 mins)
Standard: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. (9-10.SL.5) http://.edu.glogster.com/midsummer-nights-dream-1366100388 Thursday April 18th Learning Target: I can revise my writing based on the ACT writing rubric.
Bellwork: Review Rubric and highlight key adjectives and verbs.
Bell Work
Read Models # 2, 4, and 6
Answer Reflection questions
Grade own papers Monday April 22nd Learning Target: I can track and assess my acting company's progress towards Friday's perfomance.
Bell Work: Recording day sign up and Work Log.
Bell Work
Acting Company Rehearsals
Acting Company Performances
Complete Work Log
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