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May 14, 2018 to May 18, 2018
May 14th, 2018 by admin

Vocabulary Quiz =  Friday, 5/18

MSND Vocabulary Worksheet: Click here for a copy:  MSND voc worksheet

Quizlet definitions:  https://quizlet.com/125880597/msnd-vocabulary-list-1-flash-cards/

Thursday, 5/17

  1.  Opening

2.  Reading

  • With a partner, read an abridged version of MSND 2.1.195-251
    • Demetrius + Helena’s first meeting in Forest
    • Click here for a copy:  MSND 2.1. 91-19

3.  Homework

Study for Vocabulary Quiz

Wednesday, 5/16

SBAC Testing:  English Language Arts/ Performance Test 9:15 to 11:18

  1.  Opening
  • Review + Preview Directions Close Reading

2.  Close Reading

  • MSND 2.1.94-194
  • Click here for handout:
    • Given one passage, with a partner(s) determine who is speaking to whom + summarize what is being communicated
    • Each groups shares with entire class
    • Students jot notes on sheet: click here for a copy: MSND 2.1. 91-194
    • staple completed sheet into Journal

 

 

Tuesday, 5/15

  1.  Opening
  • Explore 15 of Shakespeare’s greatest similes + metaphors
  • Yep, Shakespeare is the orginator of  . . . the world ‘s mine oyster . . .
  • Click here for the worksheet: Shakespeare’s Figurative Language

2.  Reading

  • Close Read Strategy:  Whole-Class everyone reads a word; stop + analyze
    • MSND 2.2.125-142

3.  Reading Companies:

  • In groups read 2.1.1-194

Monday, 5/14

  1.  Opening
  • Prep for reading MSND 2.1.1-150
  • Translate EZ wording to Shakepeare’s;  Click here for worksheet: MSND 2.1. 15-135

2.  Vocabulary

  • Review words by reading words’ usage in MSND + Quizlet definition
  • Special emphasis on soliloquy and malapropism
  • Read Helena’s soliloquy 1.1.232-257

3.  Reading

  • Begin 2.1
  • Parts assigned for Robin, Fairy, Oberon, Titania

4.  Homework

 

May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018
May 7th, 2018 by admin

 SBAC Math Computer Adaptive Test= Wednesday, May 9

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Vocabulary List 1

https://quizlet.com/125880597/msnd-vocabulary-list-1-flash-cards/

Friday  (5/11)

  1.  Opening
  • Visit to library; each student checks out copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2.  Writing

  • In small groups share Unpaired/Pair narratives
  • Submit narratives throught Google Classroom

3.  Reading

  • View movie version of scenes we’ve read: Act 1. Scenes 1 +2

4.  NO Homework assigned

Thursday (5/10)

  1. Opening
  • In your Journal, list words commonly paired together such as salt + pepper, night  + day,  rise + shine
  • Share lists + add more pairs contributed by classmates

2. Writing

  • Select a pair generated from your list.  The pair may NOT be people or characters that are personified such as bride + groom or Tom + Jerry.
  • Write an imaginative narrative in which the pair is separated  by some seemingly insurmountable barrier.
  • They pair devices a plan to be reunited.
  • It’s up to you if the couple is reunited or remains separated.
  • This narrative should be at least 3/4 of a page long.
  • Use font size 12 or 14
  • Use 1.5 line spacing
  • Click here for an example:Three’s A Crowd
  • Assignment is in Google Classroom

3.  Homework

  • Unpaired Pair Narrative (see  #2 above)
  • DUE:  Friday, 5/11

Wednesday (5/9)

SBAC Math Computer Adaptive Test

1. Opening

  • Cut-n-paste MSND Unit Marker in Journals

2.  Review MSND Act 1. Scene 1

  • Tossing lines activity
  • Translating lines  Shakespeare’s lines into contempory language
  • Click here for a copy: MSND Act.1 Sc.1 Translations
  • We will finish it tomorrow

3.  Homework

  • No Homework assigned

 

Tuesday (5/8)

  1. Opening
  • Paste MSND graphic organizer into Journals
  • Review MSND three groups of characters

2. Review

  • MSND Act 1; Scene 2

3.  Pre-read

  • Important terms in Act 1; Scene 1

4.  Read

  • MSND Act 1; Scene 1 in groups of six

5. No Homework assigned

Monday (5/7)

  1.  Opening
  • In your journal write this sentence:  I ate the sandwich.
  • Now, write it 5 more times, not adding nor deleting nor changing any words.
  • Change the WORD ORDER + use commas to maintain meaning.
  • This exercise is an introduction to Shakespeare’s unusual word order.

2.  Introduction: one of three cast of characters + highlight how Shakespeare named the Mechanicals

  • Click here for the notes: Mechanicals’ Mugshots
  • Find “mugshots” (Journalism term for head shots) to represent each character.
  • Actors who have been cast in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are NOT acceptable.

3.  Homework

  • Mechanical Mudshots (See #2 above)
  • DUE: Tuesday 5/8

 

April 30, 2018 to May 4, 2018
Apr 30th, 2018 by admin

https://quizlet.com/125880597/msnd-vocabulary-list-1-flash-cards/

Thursday (5/3)

  • Civil War Reenacters
  • No Homework assigned.

TESTING= Wednesday (5/2) 

  • Bring earbuds

  • Be well-rested

  • Eat a good breakfast

Tuesday (5/1)

  1. Opening
  •  List onomatopoeias and sound quality words.
  • Here are some of my favorites:
    • babble   crinkle    murmur   ratatattat     scritch     slosh   thud    twang    reverberate   static   breathy  thwack  bellow   glug   thrum

2.  Poetry

  • Compose a SOUND poem that includes the following:
    • 10+  lines
    • 4 to 7 stanzas
    • 10 sound words
    • type/ size 14 font
    • underline SOUND words
    • Click here for an example:  Onomatopoeia

3.  Homework

  • Onomatopoeia/Sound poem (see #2 above)
  • DUE: Wednesday (5/2)

Monday (4/30)

  1.  Finish up Two-Voiced-Debate poems
  2. Present poems
  3. No new homework assigned, but please check on-line grades for missing assignments or data entry errors
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