February 15: B Day


1. Freewrite.

2. Copyright powerpoint for library. We discussed copyright as a part of a required program for ninth graders to understand.

2. Plot summary chart. Students completed this chart for their books: Plot flowchart.

3. We then went to the computer lab to type up our plot in GoogleDrive. We will continue working on Tuesday, when we will add appositives, colons, and semicolons.

HW: None


1. Focused freewrite. What kinds of stories do we have about teenage love today?

2. Shakespeare Through the Ages. Students learned that Romeo and Juliet is actually a much older story than you’d think. It originated with Ovid’s Metamorphoses in around 8 A.D. and continued to change in form until Shakespeare wrote his version in around 1591. We even have new versions today (Romiette and Julio, Letters to Juliet, “Love Story” by T-Swift, for example).

Each group read a different source text for Romeo and Juliet and then prepared a skit version of that story to present to the class. Read all the stories here: Source Stories.

HW: None


1. Freewrite.

2. Performance of Skits and discussion of similarities.

3. Notes on Rhythm. L15: Rhythm Guided Notes. Here are some videos about it:

4. Rhythm practice. Students wrote their own short lines of poetry in rhythm here: writing in rhythm (back of L15).

5. Prologue. Together, we scanned the prologue of Romeo and Juliet.

HW: None. We will start reading Act I, scene 1 on Thursday.