Sunday, March 8, 2009

What's happening in class?

The week of March 9th through March 12th will be a busy one!

In L.A., we will be beginning our persuasive speech unit.

On Monday we will go through speech requirements and discuss topic ideas.

On Tuesday, we will select speech topics and discuss thesis statements.

On Wednesday, we will determine thesis statements.

On Thursday of this week, Miss. Hagensee will provide a reseach introduction in preparation for next week's individual student research.

In reading, we will be starting my favorite play, Romeo and Juliet!! This Shakespearian play has it all: LOVE! ROMANCE! DECEPTION! INTRIGUE! DESTRUCTION! DEATH! and HOPE!

We will be reading the modern version of the play, but I will be hi-lighting famous quotes in Shakespeare's language, and students will eventually be memorizing and performing these quotes. The Romeo and Juliet unit will include the reading of the entire play out loud, with students choosing new parts each day, and indepth discussion of the play, including plot analysis, and character motivation.

Throughout the play, we will be noting similarities and differences between Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. The unit will also consist of ACT 1 through ACT 5 quizzes, and a final comprehensive test.

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