Past Lessons

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Monday's Class - Friar Lawrence: Mentor or Meddler?

Today you will need...
  1. Your translation of your scene - your homework.
  2. Your copy of the play.
  3. Your composition book.
  4. A half sheet of losse-leaf paper.
DO NOW - Read and THINK!
Entry title:  Synectic Challenge

Answer the following question in your composition book for a grade! Be prepared to read your response as part of your grade. You have 5 minutes!

Directions: Choose one of the pictures below and complete the following sentence using TREES!

The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is like a...


Sample Response
The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is like a spycam. This is because Romeo was eavesdropping on Juliet and she had no idea.  For example, Romeo says, "She speaks yet she says nothing. What of that?" A spycam is used to listen to and record people's actions without people knowing. Romeo is like a spycam because Juliet has no clue she is being watched and he is eavesdropping.

(When you finish, put a heading on another half sheet of paper and open your book to Act II, Scene 3 (Page 85))

  1. Do Now - Vocabulary
  2. Reminder: Raise your hand to speak!
  3. There may be a quiz tomorrow on the material we read today!
  4. Quote - “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”   ― Dr. Seuss
  5. Today's Question: What are some reasons Fr. Lawrence may may have for helping Romeo? 
  6. Class Discussion: Can you think of an adult in your life that you can confide in and trust?  
  7. Mini-lesson - Explanation of mentorship and how Shakespeare characterizes the relationship between Romeo and Fr. Lawrence.
  8. Guided Practice - Dramatic Reading of Act II, Scene 3 for a grade.
  9. Assessment - Ticket out the door for answering Today's Question. 
  10. HW - Bring in your translated scene tomorrow so you can rehearse!