May 7-11, 2018

Monday, May 7th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Update chart from Thursday about plot resolution. Circle examples of farce (mistaken identity, mistiming, and coincidence): wrong Athenian got juice, Bottom/donkey, Bottom separated from players, all in same forest, Titania in love with donkey
  • Discuss Puck’s final speech: breaking the 4th wall, apologizing if audience thought play was bad, says it was all a dream if you didn’t like it, says more plays are coming
  • If you went to the play, respond to these questions in complete sentences:
    • Would you recommend this play to future 8th graders? Why/why not?
    • What was your favorite part of the play? Why?
    • Who was your favorite actor/actress in the play? Why?
    • What part(s) did not match what you envisioned as you read? Why not?
    • What part(s) did match what you envisioned as you read? Why?
    • Do you think you have to read/study the play before you go and see it? Why/why not?
  • If you did not go to the play and you were in study hall Friday, finish your children’s book assignment for a silver grade. Come see me in the morning if you need help.
  • Make-up any missing work.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Make up any missing work.
  • We start a gold project tomorrow.
  • 5th period: Bring $8 for Field Day shirt.

Tuesday, May 8th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take Acts 4 and 5 quiz. Grade in class.
  • Introduce gold project. Today, we did a brainstorming activity which you do not have to make up if you were absent today.
  • Here are the project instructions, rubric, and teacher example ideas: Gold Project 2018 MSND   You will need to choose which “what if” scenario you want to do for your project.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Make up any missing work.
  • We start collecting evidence tomorrow. Bring your book.
  • You may start bringing textbooks in to be returned.
  • 5th period: Bring $8 for Field Day shirt.

Wednesday, May 9th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review project guidelines and teacher example (Gold Project 2018 MSND).
  • Introduce paraphrasing: Paraphrasing
  • Brainstorm and write down your 3 events. These 3 events should be things that would NOT have happened if your “what if” scenario were true. For each event, find the textual evidence about that event. You will paraphrase all textual evidence for this project. If you are looking at my teacher example, we are working on Boxes 2-4.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish listing events and writing paraphrases if you did not finish in class.
  • Bring in textbooks.
  • 5th: Bring $8 for Field Day t-shirt ASAP!

Thursday, May 10th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Teacher check events and paraphrases for a completion grade.
  • Create rough draft of project. If you were absent, draw 6 boxes on a sheet of paper. Fill them in as instructed below:
    • Box 1: Introduction–Include title, author, and your “what if” scenario.
    • Box 2: First event and piece of paraphrased evidence
    • Box 3: Second event and piece of paraphrased evidence
    • Box 4: Third event and piece of paraphrased evidence
    • Box 5: Big Outcome–How would the story be different without your key events? What ends up missing from the play?
    • Box 6: So what?— Think about your plot line. What aspect of human nature does it spotlight? (Ideas: revenge, obsession, selfish love, selfless love, pride, arrogance, courageous love, blind love, selfish nature)–If the play were different, what would we not learn/observe about one of these thematic ideas?
    • Confused?! Look at my teacher example! (Gold Project 2018 MSND) *You will have to scroll down to the second page.
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Tonight’s Homework:

  • Be ready to do your final draft tomorrow! Bring in any extra supplies if needed. Final projects due Monday, end of class. I won’t be here tomorrow, so please email me directly with any questions.
  • Bring in textbooks. Place on my black cart.
  • 5th: Bring $8 for Field Day t-shirt Monday!

Friday, May 11th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Work on final project. I was not here today. Please email me with any questions that you have about the project. Projects are due at the end of class Monday.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Be ready to finish your project Monday!
  • Bring in textbooks. Place on my black cart.
  • 5th: Bring $8 for Field Day t-shirt Monday!