"All the World's a stage,
And all the men and women
Dear Intrepid Students and Parents,
Welcome to the third quarter!
I want to take this opportunity to clarify a few things...
- We are currently engaged in a reading unit entitled Approaching the Classics Though Close Reading, Drama and Performance. We will be using A Mid Summer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare as our mentor text.
- Students will be engaged in researching the Elizabethan Era, the Globe theater, Shakespeare's life and influence.
- Students will be reading and acting out scenes from the play within a drama workshop setting.
- Students are expected to read nightly and log that reading. Every week logs will be collected and graded as a minor assessment (40%) and may not be submitted after the due date.
- Any work that is not finished during class is expected to be completed for the next ELA class.
- Finally, I am available for after school help on Mondays (or Tuesdays in the event of a holiday).
Week in Review:
3/20: Play at Trinity
3/21: Quiz on "A Mid Summer Night's Dream"
3/22: Reading day
3/23: What is a Classic? classroom activity
3/24: Update a scene from "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" (may work in small group or as an individual)
Due date for updated scene: Monday, 3/27
Week in Review: Homework: Read nightly for 30 minutes and log.
3/27: Reading day
3:/28: Share updated scenes from "A Mid Summer Night's Dream"
3/29: Read NY Times article/practice "flip and jot" strategy
3/30: Read aloud : The Test and discuss the story using the debate protocol
3/31: Day of health and wellness. Reading logs due Friday.