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American Lit: Rehearsing and Recording Your Scene!

Standard: ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Target: I can generate social commentary within a dramatic script.

Opening Session: If you need a laptop, grab it! Otherwise, get our your completed script!

Work Session: Your goal today is to finish writing, rehearsing, and recording your dramatic scene. You MUST have me check off your completed script – and once you’ve done that, I will give you a pass to anywhere on campus (except the gym) and you can go rehearse, perform, and record your scene. I encourage you to use the many resources this campus has to offer, especially because this building is getting torn down over the summer and things are going to look dramatically different next year! (dramatically. See what I did there?)

You will have the entire class period to work on this, but you must be back by 3:15 so we can do your Vocab quiz.

Closing Session: VOCAB QUIZ!!!!!

Assessment: Formal – EA2 will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest (student choice)

American Lit: Creating and Performing a Dramatic Scene, Day 2

Standard: ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Learning Target: I can generate social commentary within a dramatic script.

Opening Session: Get your partners and your laptops so we can continue working on our scripts for our first embedded assessment!

Work Session: Today your goal is to FINISH your script for your Embedded Assessment, so I want you to have as much time as possible to work! I will be coming around to help you as you type 🙂

IF YOU FINISH and you can show me a script of 2+ pages that fulfills the requirements of the assignment, you may print your script and take it anywhere you like on campus to rehearse and film your scene. We will continue filming tomorrow and present these on Monday, so if you DON’T have time in class to do this, you do have the weekend to work on it.

Now get to work!

Closing Session: VOCAB REVIEW!!!

Assessment: Formal – EA2 will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest (student choice)

Caesar:60!

Today we will be heading to the MBA for the awesome experience of seeing Julius Caesar live on stage, performed by the amazing Atlanta Shakespeare Company!!!

Standard: 

  • ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.
  • ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: I will enjoy Shakespeare the way it was meant to be enjoyed – LIVE!

Differentiation: Learning style – visual learners get to see the play!

Sir Gawain and the Green Thursday

Standard: ELA10RL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (i.e., examples of diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events and main ideas) in a variety of texts representative of different genres (i.e., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation.

Learning Target: Students will work in groups to perform a skit about part of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. They will then present these skits to the class.

Activator: Sir Gawain in Stained Glass, Part I

Welcome to Thursday! Today we’re reading our LAST ARTHUR LEGEND!! Can you believe it?! Aaaand… After tomorrow? Only three more weeks until finals week and then SUMMER BREAK! Yeah, I may be getting a little excited 😛

Anyway, today we’re reading a story called “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. I like this story because it gives you an idea of the sort of knights Arthur had around him at the Round Table. We’re going to split up into four groups by numbering off around our tables. Each group will be assigned a section of the story. You’ll learn this story, and present to the class. Today will be all about learning your parts and practicing together, and we will do a practice run. On Monday, we’ll perform the entire story straight through. I’ll record it, too! And then, of course, you guys will get to watch my other two classes presentations as our daily video on Tuesday 🙂

  • One or two people in your group should be the narrator(s). These people will actually read the text aloud that I give you – yes, the whole thing!
  • Throughout the story, the narrators will stop and the actors will act out what’s going on in the scene.
  • When one group finishes, the next group needs to be ready to take their place on stage immediately.

Everyone know what’s going on? Awesome! I can’t wait to see your performances!!