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World Lit: Sub Day, Act V!

Standard:

Learning Target: I can cite evidence from the text to answer text-dependent questions.

Opening Session: Sub attendance! Whee!

Work Session: Hey y’all! I’m not here today because I’m at a doctor’s appointment for my daughter. Please go ahead and read act V in the text (you can read aloud by tables or silently to yourself if you want) and then answer the following reading check questions:

  1. When Octavius announces that their enemy has come to meet them, how does Antony respond?
  2. Which man is in charge of the army against Brutus and Cassius?  How do you know?
  3. What does Antony mean when he says, “In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words?”
  4. How does Cassius describe both Antony and Octavius?
  5. What omens does Cassius report to Messala?  What do you think they symbolize?
  6. How does Brutus view the act of suicide?
  7. What does Brutus say about Cassius at the end of scene iii?  Do you believe Cassius will receive an honorable funeral service?  Why or why not?
  8. How does Brutus die?  Do you believe it is an honorable death?  Why or why not?
  9. Explain the significance of Brutus’ last words:  “Caesar, now be still.  I killed not thee with half so good a will.”
  10. How does Octavius offer to make peace with Brutus’ men?  Do they accept?
  11. Do Antony and Octavius pay respect or disrespect Brutus at the end of the play?  Support your answer with evidence from the play.

Closing Session: You can finish your bubble map from yesterday if you have extra time!

Assessment: Informal – questions will be checked for completion and participation

Differentiation: Process – reading in groups or alone

Act V: The Grand Finale

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

Learning Target: I can finish reading Julius Caesar and understand why the characters died in the way that they did; I can discuss my feelings about the play with my classmates.

Opening Session: THUGNOTES! This will recap the entire play and give you some analysis on it as well.

Work Session: Today we’re finishing up reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V! Yay! After this we’ve read the entire play! Which, personally, I think is pretty cool

As we read Act V, I want you to take note of how everyone starts to die – not just the fact that everyone is dying, but HOW they do it. You’ll notice that each character chooses his own time and means of death, and there’s lots of discussion of honor and who is more honorable and taking the honor and…what’s all this about honor?

We will pause in the reading after each major death and discuss these things.

Closing Session:

When we finish reading the play and it’s all said and done, I want you guys to write a little paragraph for me:

Ticket out the door: Why did the Romans consider suicide to be more honorable than dying in battle? How is that different than what we think today? Why do you think it is so different?

Differentiation:

Process, readiness, interest (different length reading parts).

Assessment:

TOTDs will be summatively assessed, formative checks for understanding during class discussion.

Act V: The Grand Finale

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

Learning Target: Students will finish reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V together.

Opening Session: This video is about the conspiracy against Caesar, and how his assassination had great political ramifications for centuries to come.

 

Work Session: Today we’re finishing up reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V! Yay! After this we’ve read the entire play! Which, personally, I think is pretty cool :)

As we read Act V,

Closing Session:

When we finish reading the play and it’s all said and done, I want you guys to write a little paragraph for me:

Have you ever felt like you’re unable to do something and it’s completely out of your control? What was it, and how did you feel?

Differentiation:

Different length reading parts based on readiness and interest.

Assessment:

Closing paragraph will be graded.

Act V…the big finale!

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.9. 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: Students will finish reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V together.

Activator: 

 

Today we’re finishing up reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V! Yay! After this we’ve read the entire play! Which, personally, I think is pretty cool :)

Closing Session:

When we finish reading the play and it’s all said and done, I want you guys to write a little paragraph for me:

Do you think Brutus killed Caesar for selfish reasons (like he wanted power or didn’t like Caesar) or for altruistic reasons (he did it for the good of Rome)?

Differentiation:

Different length reading parts based on readiness and interest.

Assessment:

Closing paragraph will be graded.

Act V!

Welcome to Tuesday! Monday is always the hardest day, right? But Tuesday isn’t so bad 🙂

Standard:

Learning Target: Students will finish reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V together.

Activator: Double videos! The first is Caesar’s murder from a BBC Shakespeare series made in 2005. The second is a little comic relief – Gretchen Weiners in Mean Girls explaining how “we should all just totally stab Caesar!”

Today we’re finishing up reading Julius Caesar by reading Act V! Yay! After this we’ve read the entire play! Which, personally, I think is pretty cool 🙂

We should have a little extra time after we finish reading today, but not a whole lot. After we finish reading, I’m going to assign you to groups based on the five acts of the play. We’re going to use these to continue to study the play for the rest of the week 🙂 Next week, we will start working on our Big Writing Assignment for this unit…get ready, it’s coming!