Planning Your Week: February 29-March 4
M 2/29: Due: reading of The Tempest Act II Scenes 1-2 with character tracker & completed questions
T 3/1: Quiz on The Night Circus Part I p. 1-116.
Th 3/3: Registration (bring your documents to class)
F 3/4: Vocab. Unit 5 Quiz
Learning Goal: Draw connections between the characters and themes of The Tempest and those of The Night Circus; develop literary analysis skills.
Focus Standards: ELACC9-10RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Monday, February 29
- Introduce vocabulary unit 5 (reading passage and word slide show).
- View Act I Scenes 1&2 of The Tempest.
- Discuss/analyze The Tempest Act II, using the study guide. Consider the characters who open Act II: Gonzalo, Adrian, Antonio, Sebastian, Alonso—add characterization and supporting quotes from the text to your character tracker.
Tuesday, March 1
- Assess reading/analysis of The Night Circus through p.116 (Part I Quiz).
- Compose a literary analysis for Part I.
Wednesday, March 2
- Bell ringer: Vocab unit 5 completing the sentences
- View the counseling registration video.
- Quick-write: Reader Response quotes: “There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple. If the ill spirit have so fair a house, good things will strive to dwell with’t.” (I, ii, 457-459) and “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” (II, ii, 40-41)
- The Tempest Socratic Table Discussion: With your table mates, choose 5 questions from Act I along with all 5 questions for Act II to discuss. Write a summary of the table discussion including additional questions the discussion brought forth.
- Preview Act III Socratic discussion questions.
- Read Act III, complete discussion questions & fill in theme/character tracker
Thursday, March 3
- Bell ringer: Vocab unit 5 vocabulary in context
- Finish reading The Tempest Act III
- Complete registration for 2016-17 with counselors.
Friday, March 4
- Vocab Unit #5 Assessment
- Read/analyze The Tempest, focusing on Miranda and Ferdinand’s exchange of private vows.
- Review their first encounter (Act I Scene 2 Lines 490-613).
- Consider how Ferdinand and Miranda’s love has or has not evolved from Act I to Act III
- Write a claim statement (topic sentences) that makes a claim about the growth (or lack thereof) of their love/relationship.
- Compose the rest of the paragraph using at least four quotes (two from Act I and two from Act III), which support your claim; incorporate at least three vocabulary words from unit 6.