Today we read a non-fiction article on restorative justice in schools. We then analyzed the text for how it deals with themes in common with "Romeo and Juliet."
Make up Assignment: You will need to get a worksheet from me and get notes from a neighbor.
You can read the article HERE: Los Angeles School Suspensions Drop
Today we continued to wrestle with multiple meaning words. You applied your skills to your scene from R&J. Continue working on this vocabulary aspect as we revisit the scene.
Due to testing today, all the 9th graders went to the auditorium to watch "Romeo and Juliet." You completed a worksheet connecting the themes of the play to current events.
We joined forces with Ms. Lewis's class today to review our vocabulary words and to dive in to Act I of "Romeo and Juliet." We looked at how Shakespeare, that naught fellow, liked to use double entendres to get his audience warmed up and ready for a good time.
Test today on identifying parts of speech, then we read Chapter 5.
Today we reviewed what "theme" means in a piece of literature and read Chapter 4.
Make up Work: Review the first section of the power point below on "Theme," then read Chapter 4. Answer the following question:
Choose one of the themes below. Think about a detail or event from Chapters 1-4, and write about how it relates to one of the themes in the novel (page 34 or 35):
“Harper Lee brings up the theme of _________ when _____________(page #). This reveals the theme because________________________.”
Today we read Chapters 2 & 3 in "To Kill a Mockingbird." We will have a reading quiz first thing on Friday!
Want to review? See: "Harper Lee's: To Kill a Mockingbird"