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April 19, 2013

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1. Freewrite: Are Romeo and Juliet’s deaths their fault? Why or why not?

2. Tragedy skits. Students demonstrated the elements of tragedy in skits they performed for the class.

3. Oral quiz on Act III, scenes i and ii.

4. ACE-IT on tragic flaw or fate. Students wrote a paragraph proving an assertion on whether Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are their own faults.

HW: Finish reading all of Act III by Monday. You may watch online versions if you search YouTube for “Romeo and Juliet Act 3″

2AB

1. Reflection on Essay. Students answered 11 questions about their Romeo and Juliet essays.

2. Clocking edits. In order to turn in the most perfect draft possible, students shared their essay with three or four classmates. We passed the essay and a cover sheet around the room in a circle. Each time we passed, there was one specific element of grammar or style to edit for. The editors did not mark on the essay, but rather made suggestions for changes on the cover sheet. Then, after four rounds of edits, the author made the edits on their essay before turning it in.

3. Preparation for Socratic Seminar. Students need to answer 3 of the 10 questions listed on the Preparation for Socratic Seminar Discussion sheet.

HW: Preparation for Socratic Seminar.

4B

1. Reflection on Essay. Students answered 11 questions about their Romeo and Juliet essays.

2. Clocking edits. In order to turn in the most perfect draft possible, students shared their essay with three or four classmates. We passed the essay and a cover sheet around the room in a circle. Each time we passed, there was one specific element of grammar or style to edit for. The editors did not mark on the essay, but rather made suggestions for changes on the cover sheet. Then, after four rounds of edits, the author made the edits on their essay before turning it in.

3. Preparation for Socratic Seminar. Students answered 3 of the 10 questions listed on the Preparation for Socratic Seminar Discussion sheet.

4. Seminar. We had a 30 minute discussion about the themes in Romeo and Juliet. Students could participate orally or via Today’s Meet. This counted as a grade.

HW: None! You should start thinking about a coming of age novel to read on your own or with a small group of your choosing. You’ll need to choose it by the Monday after next.

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