Et Tu, Thursday?

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

Learning Target: Students will continue reading Julius Caesar and look for vocabulary words in the text.

Activator: 

Work Session:

Welcome to class, everyone! Today we are going to continue reading the play – here’s your Cast List!

We will be finishing Act II – Remember yesterday when we saw Brutus interact with his wife, Portia? Today we will see Caesar intact with his wife Calpurnia, which is a much different scene than we saw yesterday!

We will also read Act III Scene I – Sorry, Caesar. You kick the bucket today.

That’ll take most of class, as of course we will stop and discuss throughout the reading.

Closing Session:

Find 5 words that are new to you from the play, jot them down, and look up and write out their definitions.

Assessment: 

Vocab words will be graded for completion, reading is a participation grade.

Differentiation: 

Readers will have different length parts based on strength of readers and desire.

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