Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I also hope that everyone has finished up with their Animal Farm essays and that those essays are ready to turn in Monday!
Want to know what’s going on this week? I will tell you!
Monday we will start our unit on Romeo and Juliet. Before we do that, we’re going to practice some more with the Stop, Notice and Note signposts that we talked about early in the month when we watched The Lion King scenes. We’re also going to get a little practice with poetry so that you guys will be ready for the EOCT coming up in May. Once we’ve done those things, you’re going to learn everything you ever wanted to know (and more!) about William Shakespeare.
Tuesday you guys will be taking the Benchmark during the beginning of class. Once you’re finished with that, we’ll be taking a look at the prologue from Romeo and Juliet and you get the chance to rewrite Shakespeare’s words in your own words.
Wednesday you’ll take part two of the Benchmark and then we will do some more practice with the prologue. What is a sonnet and what does it have to do with Shakespeare? Great question! We’ll find out!
Thursday we’ll go back to working with the Signposts and answer some more questions about poetry. Then we’ll begin reading Romeo and Juliet Act One, Scene One. You guys will also get the chance to insult one another…Shakespeare style!
Friday we’ll finish up with the Signposts and also wrap up our discussion on poetry. The poem we’re reading is one of my favorites of all time, so I know you’ll enjoy it! We’ll take a look at puns and how Shakespeare uses puns. Then we’ll start reading Act One, Scene Two and see what’s going to happen with Romeo and Juliet.
I’m excited to start reading Romeo and Juliet and I’m also excited to read the Animal Farm essays that you have written! Don’t forget to bring them on Monday!
See you tomorrow!