1. Scene choices. Students chose one scene from Romeo and Juliet they will perform with a group.
2. Freewrite: Is Romeo and Juliet a love story? How do you know?
3. Here are the groups:
I.v: Tyler, Kayla, Zach, Brendan, Briar
II.ii: Hannah, Alexa, Phillip, Shaine
III.i: Dylan, Jason, Pamela, Jacob, Collin
III.v: Marcelo, Branden, Ashley, Michael
V.iii: Jerika, Cori, Armanie, Rutvi
4. Students met with their groups first to fill out their Interpreting Your Scene sheet. All students will get across one idea about the scene in their performance.
5. Next, students cut lines and assigned parts.
6. Finally, students worked to paraphrase each complete sentence in their script, writing the paraphrase to the side.
HW: Finish paraphrasing all of your character’s lines on your script. You should do this sentence by sentence.
1. Freewrite: What do you know about your novel? How does it relate to bildungsroman do you predict?
2. Next, we went to the library for about 45 minutes of some silent reading time.
HW: Read about 1/4 of your novel by Friday.
1. We had a great whole-class discussion on Billy Liar, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Symphony in White, No. 1, and Winter, 1946.
2. Next, we went to the library for about 30 minutes for some silent reading time.
HW: Read about 1/4 of your novel for next class.
HW: Bring your coming of age novel to class on Wednesday. We will go to the library for some reading time.