June 10th, 2015

Week of June 8, 2015
Monday, June 08, 2015
Objectives:
• Review and Reflect on Skills
• Collaborate with Peers
Classwork:
• Fill the Folders Today
• Review progress in written work- pick out your best piece (I suggest the analysis essay)
• Poetry Slam poems- due Thursday: Topic, multi- stanza, performed for 1-2 minutes.
Homework:
• Socratic Prep Sheet
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Objectives:
• Recognize elements of the theme “Star Crossed Lovers” in multiple texts.
• Analyze evidence.
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar
• Complete the Dialectical Journal
Homework:
• Write the Thematic Statement
• Begin Rough Draft
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Objectives:
• Recognize elements of the theme “Star Crossed Lovers” in multiple texts.
• Analyze evidence.
• Write clearly and support your Thesis
• Use Inference and Analysis
• Incorporate literary elements that reflect your skills into your essay.
Classwork:
• Complete Rough Draft in Class-Outline
• Begin Essay
Homework:
Complete your Slam poem.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Objectives:
• Recognize elements of the theme “Star Crossed Lovers” in multiple texts.
• Analyze evidence.
• Write clearly and support your Thesis
• Use Inference and Analysis
• Incorporate literary elements that reflect your skills into your essay.
Classwork:
• Work on Final Copy of Essay
Homework:
Come to the Poetry Slam
Friday, June 12, 2015
Objectives:
• Write clearly and support your Thesis
• Use Inference and Analysis
• Incorporate literary elements that reflect your skills into your essay.
Classwork:
Complete Essay- No Homework.

May 15th, 2015

Week of May 11, 2015
Monday
Objectives:
• Comprehend Midsummer plot.
• Use strategies to translate Shakespeare’s English into Modern English
• Portray characters accurately.
Classwork:
• Close Reading and clarification.
• Act II- Scenes 1 and II
Homework:
No Homework- PARCC
Tuesday:
• Comprehend Midsummer plot.
• Use strategies to translate Shakespeare’s English into Modern English
• Portray characters accurately.
Classwork:
• Period 1, Act II, Scenes I and II
• Periods 4 and 5 PARCC
• Period 6- Choose parts- Close Reading in Pairs
No Homework
Wednesday
• Comprehend Midsummer plot.
• Use strategies to translate Shakespeare’s English into Modern English
• Portray characters accurately.
• Respond to an essential question using Level 3 examples.
Classwork:
• Dialectical Journal
• Choose parts for the play.
• Watch character portrayals.
No Homework- PARCC
Thursday:
PARCC- and scene recreations
Friday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend Midsummer plot.
• Use strategies to translate Shakespeare’s English into Modern English
• Portray characters accurately.
• Respond to an essential question using Level 3 examples.
Classwork:
• Period 1- Socratic and choose parts for Scene 3
• Period 4 and 5- Scene 2, Act 1 and 2
• Period 6- Write response to essential question- Chrome Books
Homework – rehearse parts, memorize 7-10 lines.

May 8th, 2015

Week of May 4, 2015
Monday
Objectives:
• Discover information about Shakespeare.
• Evaluate the conflicts Shakespeare faced as a writer.
Classwork:
• We will read and review the Shakespeare packet.
• Focus on writing a response to the question: Who is Shakespeare?
• Annotate for information that supports your answer to: Who is Shakespeare?
Homework: Rest for MCAS tomorrow- just a reminder that your Jabberwock/Lorax essay is due Thursday. PLEASE BRING IN A BOOK TO READ TOMORROW!!!!!
Tuesday:
Objectives:
• Understand “Who is Shakespeare”.
• Complete reading material to understand how Shakespeare’s life and times influenced his writing.
Classwork:
• MCAS
• Complete your reading – Shakespeare packet
• Work on dialectical journal
No Homework- MCAS again tomorrow.
Wednesday
Objectives:
• Understand “Who is Shakespeare”.
• Complete reading material to understand how Shakespeare’s life and times influenced his writing.
Classwork:
• Complete reading and work on dialectical journal.
• Write response to prompt. Turn in dialectical journal, and response by the end of class.
• Create Shakespeare folder
Homework:
Essay due tomorrow- dialectical journal has to be completed.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Write clearly and with a focus- “Who is Shakespeare?”
• Be able to support a main idea with relevant context and text evidence.
Classwork:
• Turn in Essay
• Parts for Act 1.
• Take notes on “stage directions”
• Complete the two Shakespeare sheets.
Homework- Shakespeare sheets due tomorrow.
Friday
Objectives:
• Portray Characters using “Stage Directions” in Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Understand how conflict creates tone.
Classwork:
• Act 1, Scenes, 1 and 2
• Parts for Act 2
Homework for Monday’s performance

May 1st, 2015

Week of April 27, 2015
Monday
Objectives:
• Understand the language of Shakespeare
• Identify Rhyme and meter
Classwork:
• Jabberwocky
• Vocabulary- Find five more examples of “nonsense” words and write their definitions.
• Comprehension Stanzas
Homework- Complete Jabberwocky papers, please reread the poem for comprehension of the plot and theme.
Tuesday-
Objectives:
• Application of Mood or Tone to the stories The Lorax and Jabberwocky
• Describe the effect of Figurative Language.
• Compare and Contrast.
Classwork:
• Write a plot summary of Jabberwocky to clarify the theme.
• State the mood or tone of Jabberwocky and explain how it is developed through figurative language.
• Read The Lorax- focus on the figurative language and mood or tone.
Homework: Complete Lorax Paper.
Wednesday
Objectives:
• Identify Figurative Language and its effect on the mood and tone.
• Write and support a thesis statement using specific, relevant examples from text.
Classwork:
• Discuss and record examples of figurative language in the Lorax and Jabberwocky.
• Fill out Graphic Organizer
• Write Essay- We will work on the essay in class today, tomorrow, and Friday. It is due Monday.
Homework: Write a Thematic Statement for each Poem- Jabberwocky and Lorax.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Identify Figurative Language and its effect on the mood and tone.
• Write and support a thesis statement using specific, relevant examples from text.
Classwork:
• Discuss and record examples of figurative language in the Lorax and Jabberwocky.
• Fill out Graphic Organizer
• Write Essay- We will work on the essay in class today and Friday. It is due Thursday 5/7.
HW- Write Thesis Statement
Friday
Objectives:
• Identify Figurative Language and its effect on the mood and tone.
• Write and support a thesis statement using specific, relevant examples from text.
Classwork:
• Work on Essay in class
Homework- We will not be working on this essay in class next week- be prepared to turn it in on Thursday 5/7

April 14th, 2015

Week of April 13, 2015
Monday-
Objectives:
Friday- Objectives:
• Demonstrate the knowledge of the writing process.
• Edit written work to meet standards.
Classwork:
• Quills and Quotes- Submit
• Edit rough draft using rubric
Homework:
• Turn in your rough draft on Monday, Period 6- Tuesday. Final copy due on Wednesday.
• Complete Shakespeare packet for tomorrow.
Tuesday
Objectives:
• Discuss a repetitive theme between texts.
• Write with a clear focus
• Analyze characteristics between texts.
Classwork:
• Annotate texts for the theme of “unrequited love”.
• Complete Dialectical Journal.
• Work on your Blue Book
Homework:
• Complete Dialectical Journal in preparation for Socratic tomorrow
• Work on Blue Book – it is part of your final grade. Due ….
Wednesday
Objectives:
• Discuss the meaning of unrequited love.
• Connect examples to the text and use level III examples to strengthen assertion.
Classwork:
• Periods 1-5 turn in book report- Rubric on top, rough draft and then final copy.
• Socratic Seminar
• Introduction to Shakespeare
• Video Clip
Homework:
• Review Socratic Sheet
Thursday
Objectives:
• Support the theme of unrequited love between texts.
• Write with a clear focus.
Classwork:
• Period 6 turn in book report.
• Write response in class.
No homework.
Friday- Activity Day

April 10th, 2015

Week of April 6, 2015
Monday- Objectives:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process while supporting a thesis
• Understand concrete and abstract elements.
• Identify how to analyze diction.
Classwork:
• Read packet about Style Analysis, Mood and Tone.
• Read Excerpt from The First Betrayal
• Works in groups to complete and then Review/Reflect on Activity Two and Three and Four
• Complete Activities Five, Six, and Seven
Homework:
• Continue working on book report – have your rough draft ready for Wednesday.
• Complete Activities Three and Four.
Tuesday- Objectives:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process while supporting a thesis
• Understand concrete and abstract elements.
• Identify how to analyze diction.
Classwork:
• Work on packet completion in class- we will review.
• Work literary elements in Blue Book
Homework:
Bring in rough draft of book report tomorrow.
Wednesday- Objectives
• Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process while supporting a thesis
• Understand concrete and abstract elements.
• Identify how to analyze diction.
Classwork:
• Work on packet completion in class- we will review.
• Work literary elements in Blue Book
Homework:
Read
Thursday- Objectives:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process while supporting a thesis
• Understand concrete and abstract elements.
• Identify how to analyze diction.
Classwork :
• Work on Book Report- Support your Thesis.
Homework- Final copy due Monday.

Friday- Objectives:
• Demonstrate the knowledge of the writing process.
• Edit written work fto meet standards.
Classwork:
• Quills and Quotes- Submit
• Edit rough draft using rubric
Homework:
• Turn your rough draft into a final essay- due Monday, Period 6- due Wednesday.

April 1st, 2015

Week of March 30, 2015
Monday:
Objectives-
• Recognize characterization traits based on evidence
• Identify prejudices in behavior.
• Evaluate motive for prejudice
Classwork:
• Finish play
• Discuss characters
• Watch movie
Homework- Work on packet
Tuesday:
Objectives-
• Recognize characterization traits based on evidence
• Identify prejudices in behavior.
• Evaluate motive for prejudice
Classwork:
• Go over book report directions.
• Watch movie for examples of prejudices.
• Take notes.
Homework: Study for test tomorrow- turn in packet and ORQ- you will be using your book/movie note sheet for ORQ.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Demonstrate Mastery of Vocabulary.
• Demonstrate clear understanding of characterization and the impact of prejudice.
• Write clearly and with a focus.
Classwork:
• Turn in Study Packet
• Complete comprehension test and written response.
Homework:
Bring Book to class tomorrow.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Formulate a Thesis Statement
• Demonstrate clear support for thesis statement with test evidence.
Classwork:
• Work on Book Report in class
Homework: Book Report Due April 10th

March 27th, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015
Monday:
Objective: Act I – At the beginning of the play, the judge instructs the jurors before sending them off to deliberate on the fate of a defendant accused of killing his father. The objective of this lesson is to ensure that students understand legal concepts that will enable them to grasp important issues in the play.
Classwork- Take Juror parts- read Chapter 1.
Discussion questions:
- Why does the judge give the jury instructions?
- Why are the jurors sent to a restricted area to conduct the deliberations?
- What is testimony?
- What is a unanimous verdict?
- Should decisions made by a jury be by majority vote? Why? Why not?
- Who is responsible for proving the defendant’s innocence?
- What is reasonable doubt?
- What is first degree murder?
- What is a mandatory penalty?
• Why is a play to be heard and seen not just read?
• Take notes on 1. Character portrayal 2. Discussion questions.
No Homework- Parcc tomorrow
Tuesday:
Objective: Vocabulary is an important part of comprehension. Students will focus on vocabulary – words to know for comprehension of text.
Predictions, interpretations, and inference are also an integral part of comprehending text. Students will use close reading skills to analyze quotes and make characteristic evaluations.
Classwork:
• Vocabulary packet
• Quotes
• Predictions
Homework- complete classwork by Friday
Wednesday:
Objective: Portray characters in play.
Classwork:
• Act II
• Packet
• Turn in Paragraphs
Homework: Work on packet.
Thursday:
Objective: This lesson is to ensure that students understand legal concepts that will enable them to grasp important issues in the play.
Classwork:
Work on Packet- Completed packet due Wed, 4/1- test on Wednesday, April 1st
Homework: Packet- Be sure to finish reading your book by Monday, April 6th- book report due Friday April 10th.
Friday
Objective: Vocabulary is an important part of comprehension. Students will focus on vocabulary – words to know for comprehension of text.
Predictions, interpretations, and inference are also an integral part of comprehending text. Students will use close reading skills to analyze quotes and make characteristic evaluations.
Classwork:
• Read Act III
• Continue working on Packet
Homework: Packet- Be sure to finish reading your book by Monday, April 6th- book report due Friday April 10th.

March 19th, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015
Monday
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions.
Classwork:
• Read crime/case summaries that involves racial/criminal profiling.
• Focus a response for an essential questions-1. Is the justice system fair to everyone? Criminals and victims. 2. Is profiling something we do subconsciously?
• Review vocabulary
Homework: Read and annotate articles to form an opinion on profiling. Fill out a word map for the word Justice and the word Profile
Tuesday
Objective: Share thoughts about essential questions pertaining to prejudice which will lead to comprehension of text- 12 Angry Men
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar
• Quick Write
No Homework due to PARCC
Wednesday- Parcc
Thursday:
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions.
Classwork:
• Discuss characterization sheet- 5 minutes
• Review Lizzie Trial for reverse discrimination
• Jigsaw information
• Write a “group” article.
Homework- Review play- 12 Angry Men for potential parts in the play. Look up additional information about Lizzie Borden trial
Friday:
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions. Students will be able to summarize facts and write a comprehensive article.
Classwork:
• Jigsaw information
• Categorize articles
• Write an article that summarizes information
Homework- Complete article- turn in on Monday.

March 13th, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015
Monday
Objectives:
• Students will recognize consequences to behavior
• Students will recognize social and political structure.
• Students will comprehend how an essential question reaches across text and universally
Classwork:
• Work in groups to complete packet for Chapters 8-10
• Work on dialectical journal.
Homework:
• Complete dialectical journal and packet.
• Creative Writing essay due tomorrow.
Tuesday- Half Day
Objectives:
• Assess work for skills- strengths and weaknesses
Classwork:
• Fill Folders- go over test
Homework:
• Write Fate Response- due tomorrow.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend text and identify character motivation.
Classwork:
• Write Common Assessment for PARCC practice.
No Homework.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Recognize common threads between text and analysis.
• Identify author’s style for continuation of story.
Classwork:
• Complete Common Assessment Test
• Review Multiple Choice and Written Response
• Rewrite Written Response.
Homework: Comparison Sheet
Friday
Objectives:
• Recognize common threads between text and analysis.
• Identify author’s style for continuation of story.
Classwork:
• Complete Parcc Continuation- key points to include: What are the KEYS for, What is the Secret, Did the city survive? Why was he in the Salt Caverns in the 1st place? Where is he going? What was happening in the City?
• Choose book for 4th quarter book report.
Homework: Animal Farm/Holocaust Response