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End-of-the-Year Schedule

April28

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! As always, we are on a super tight schedule. Click on the link below to view a listing of everything we need to complete between now and the final day of school. While these lesson plans represent a tentative schedule, we will be sticking very closely to it! If you know about an absence in advance, this will given you an opportunity to plan and stay on top of your work.

World History End of the Year Lesson Plans NOTE: Parts of your project are due prior to the final due date in order for you to meet with Mrs. Fisher and receive feedback to ensure success. DO use your class time wisely! This means that good attendance is important! DO NOT wait until the last minute to start this project. Mrs. Fisher will be sad. Your parents will be sad. YOU will be sad. Spare yourself this pain.

English 9 End of the Year Lesson Plans NOTE: Any work not completed in class is automatically homework. At this point in the year, students must complete some work independently. If students are cooperative, over 75% of these assignments CAN be completed in class.

EXTRA CREDIT: Please print a copy of the lesson plans for your class. Share it with your parents, get a signature and submit by May 5, 2017.

 

 

Romeo and Juliet Comparison and Contrast Essay

April28

STEP 1: Watch the alternate versions of Romeo and Juliet using the links provided below. NOTE: At the end of each link, it will take you to the next segment of the film. You will need to watch ALL film segments.

Romeo and Juliet (Directed by Franco Zeffirelli): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZBjlKf3AW4&list=PLjT3Z589ba7OpE9o1zsLA1U3Q3HLHCtBq

West Side Story (Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoC5Oyf_ss&list=PLC1AFC5346DA2D242

NOTE: The film we watched in class was directed by Baz Luhrmann.

STEP 2: Write a comparison and contrast essay. The requirements of which are listed below.

  1. The essay must be typed in MLA format.
  2. The essay must have introduction with a clear attention getter. The background information should contain a brief summary of the play’s overall plot. Finally, the introduction should end with the following three-part thesis: Over the centuries, many directors have interpreted this Shakespearean play in a variety of ways as illustrated by Baz Luhrmann, Franco Zeffirelli, and Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.
  3. Body paragraph 1 must discuss similarities and differences between the Baz Luhrmann film and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  4. Body paragraph 2 must discuss similarities and differences between the Franco Zeffirelli film and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  5. Body paragraph 3 must discuss similarities and differences between West Side Story (directed by Robbins and Wise) and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  6. The essay must have a conclusion which restates the thesis using different words, summarizes the main ideas of the essay, and ends with a clincher statement.
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World History Audio Questions

April28

Please be able to identify the composer and title of the composition for each of the pieces of music below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi2u265wxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLjwkamp3lI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI6dsMeABpU

BONUS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bK9h12Qdvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fa2wZEsRWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDATvUitA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPlhKP0nZII

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Lesson Plans 4.24-4.28.2017

April24

Monday, 4.24

Students will go over the CCR in their Acts IV and V question packets. Students will also add notes to their plot and character charts. Students attending the play must submit five questions for teacher approval in order to participate in discussion after the performance.

Tuesday, 4.25

Students will completed the grammar sentence for Week 9, Day 2 and go over the grammar sentence from Week 9, Day 1. Students will also check vocabulary exercises #12-14 and completed vocabulary exercises 15-16.

Wednesday, 4.26

Students will take an open book quiz over Acts IV and V and begin work on review worksheets for the unit.

Thursday, 4.27

Students will attend the live performance of Romeo and Juliet 2nd-4th hours. Students will be given time in class to complete their review worksheets.

Friday, 4.28

For this week’s enrichment activity, students will work in groups, selecting scenes from West Side Story to watch and then write a brief summary describing how the directors Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise interpreted Romeo and Juliet.

 

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Lesson Plans 4.17-4.21.2017

April18

Monday, 4.17

Students in World History checked the Chapter 17 map activity and then took the geography test.

Students in English 9 completed the close and critical reading in their Act IV question packet, which was collected at the end of the hour.

Tuesday, 4.18

Students in World History took notes over Chapter 18, Section 1. Mrs. Fisher also checked for SPRITE worksheet 18.1 and assigned 18.2.

Students in English 9 completed the grammar sentence for Week 9, Day 1 and then were assigned Latin vocabulary exercises #12-14. They were also given an opportunity to go back and finish the CCR that was assigned yesterday.

Wednesday, 4.19

Students in World History will take notes over Chapter 18, Section 2. The corresponding power point is on this website (please click on “World History Handouts” under the column labeled “Categories.”) The guest teacher may ask a student to click through the slides. For homework, students need to complete SPRITE worksheet 18.3.

Students in English 9 will complete the following tasks:

1. Compose a response to Writing Prompt #10: Romeo’s emotions represent his tragic flaw. How is this flaw portrayed to the audience in Acts 3 and 4? Explain. Be sure to include a direct quote from Act 3 AND Act 4. You WILL need to look in the textbook (not the packets) for your quotes. (This will be good practice for the upcoming quiz.) Be sure to cite evidence with a properly formatted parenthetical reference. Submit your writing prompt to the IN box before the end of the hour.

HINT: Remember a tragic flaw is both the Ā strength and his weakness.

2. Answer questions #5-10 in the Act 4 question packet. Students need to grab their packet out of the IN box, answer the questions using complete sentences, and return the packet to the IN box before the end of the hour.

Thursday. 4.20

Students in World History will take notes over Chapter 18, Section 3 and complete SPRITE worksheet 18.4.

Students in English 9 will watch Act 5 of Romeo and Juliet and complete he corresponding questions. If students need to complete any interventions, they need to complete them for homework and submit to the IN box tomorrow.

Friday, 4.21

Students in World History will take notes over Chapter 18.4.

Students in English 9 will complete ALL the work in their Act 5 question packet, which is due at the end of the hour. NOTE: This week we do not have Intervention Friday due to Mrs. Fisher’s absence.

DIA Field Trip, May 12

April10

Once again, we will need chaperones for our field trip to the DIA on Friday, May 12. Please, please, please ask responsible adults over the age of 21 to join us.

NOTE: If they have not previously filled out a background check form THIS current school year, please download a copy under “World History Handouts” or from Document Depot on the WCS website site. Please fill it out and return with a copy of a valid driver’s license or state I.D.

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Geography Test Review

April10

For the geography test on Monday, April 17, students should be able to…

  1. Identify all the continents.
  2. Identify all the oceans.
  3. Identify the following seas: Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, Aegean, and Caribbean.
  4. Identify the following countries in Europe: Ireland, Scotland, England, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.
  5. Identify the capitals of the countries listed above in #4.

In addition to flashcards, another great study guided may be found at https://lizardpoint.com/geography/europe-quiz.php

For the next geography test, students should be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed above and identify the remaining countries in Europe and their capitals.

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Lesson Plans 4.10-4.13.2017

April10

Monday, 4.10

In World History, students worked on geography flashcards and took a brief geography test at the end of the hour. Students also received a Chapter 17 map activity to review Chapter 17 SPRITE and geography concepts. A full geography test is scheduled for next Monday, 4.17.

In English 9, students checked the grammar quiz and went over the Acts II and III open book quiz. Students were assigned vocabulary exercises #10-11, due Thursday.

Tuesday, 4.11

Class does not meet due to testing.

Wednesday, 4.12

Class does not meet due to testing.

Thursday, 4.13

Due to the half day, world history class does not meet. English 9 students completed the grammar sentence for Week 9, Day 1 and checked vocabulary exercises #10-11. In addition, students completed vocabulary exercises #12-13.

 

Lesson Plans 3.27-3.31.2017

March24

Monday, 3.27

The class finished going over the Act III question packet. Students worked in groups on the close and critical reading.

Tuesday, 3.28

Grammar review packet #4 was due; students went over the correct answers in preparation for the quiz. Students were assigned vocabulary exercises #8-9.

Wednesday, 3.29

Students took the Acts II-III open book quiz.

Thursday, 3.30

Students checked vocabulary exercises #8-9 and then took the grammar quiz. Grammar review packets were collected for a grade.

Friday, 3.31

HALF DAY – No class.

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Lesson Plans 3.27-3.31.2017

March24

Monday, 3.27

Chapter 16 notes were collected; Chapter 17, Section 1 SPRITE worksheet due. Students completed the daily warm-up on pg. _____ and took notes over Chapter 17, Section 1.

Tuesday, 3.28

Chapter 17, Section 2 SPRITE worksheet due. Students completed the daily warm-up on pg. _____ and took notes over Chapter 17, Section 2.

Wednesday, 3.29

Chapter 17, Section 3 SPRITE worksheet due. Students completed the daily warm-up on pg. _____ and took notes over Chapter 17, Section 3.

Thursday, 3.30

Students took the Chapter 17 SPRITE quiz. Chapter 17, Sections 1-3 SPRITE worksheets were collected for a grade. Students completed a map activity. Chapter 18, Section 1 SPRITE worksheet is due Monday.

Friday, 3.31

HALF DAY – Students continued working on their map activity and created geography flashcards.

REMINDER: You will complete all 5 sections of SPRITE terms for Chapter 18. After Chapter 18, you will take a unit test and your next geography test.

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