March 13: A Day


1. Students had about 45 minutes to finish up their Wikipedia projects.

2. Reflection. Students wrote answers to the following questions. If you were not here you must do this at home. (No need to rewrite the question.)

  1. What was the biggest challenge for you in this project?
  2. How do you think facing this challenge in ninth grade will prepare you for your future?
  3. What are you most proud of?
  4. What did you learn about writing? or How did your writing skills improve?
  5. Do you think you’ll make edits to Wikipedia in the future? (either fixing typos or adding to pages)
  6. How did your freedom to choose a group/choose to work alone affect your work ethic? What have you learned about how you work alone/with others? Would you choose to work in this group/alone again?
  7. What grade do you think you deserve and why?

3. Shakespeare Through the Ages. Today 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 next class. Read all the stories here: Source Stories.

HW: None


In our shortened class, we continued paraphrasing.

HW: Read all of Act IV for Friday. Scroll down to see videos for Act IV.


1. Most groups finished paraphrasing.

2. Then, groups worked on Interpreting Your Scene.

HW: Read all of Act IV for Friday. Scroll down to see videos for Act IV. If you have not finished paraphrasing, you need to finish your assigned section of paraphrasing for Friday.