Break into pods and ask each other the following questions:
Open Discussion Questions
Who has taken drama before?
Been in a play? Favorite play?
MAKING INQUIRIES – acting warm up
- divide into pairs and each pair decides who is ‘A’ and who is ‘B’
- A must find out as much as he can about B in 2 minutes
- At the end of that time, the As stay where they are and the Bs change partners
- TWIST: now B is a policeman who is suspicious of A and intends to question him
- A must act as the B he has just questioned. He must remember all the details that he can from that conversation so that when the new B starts questioning him – about his name, address, and so on – he can answer with detailed information, in role as his former partner. (When he can’t remember, he is at liberty to invent.)
All Change – Conversations – another warm up!
- The class divides into pairs and decide on who is ‘A’ and who is ‘B’
- The teacher then gives the class a simple and straightforward topic for conversation, or a situation
- They converse for a minute or two and then the teacher interrupts with fresh instructions that alter the situation partially but not completely
- Teacher continues to make changes, with increasing swiftness and strangeness, as the game progresses.
Index card with your personal memoir on it
6-Word Memoir (An evidence-based narrative)
Like Ernest Hemingway, you have the challenge of writing your 6-word memoir. If today were the last day of life, and you could only tell your life’s story in 6 words, what would you say? Or if you could only impart one piece of wisdom to the world, what would you say?
1. Choose your six-word memoir
Example: Certain all hope was lost. Survived!
2. Write a narrative piece describing the story behind your six word memoir. By the end of the narrative, I should know what led you to want to impart this piece of wisdom on the world.
3. Use your six words as the title to your narrative. Is your heading on your story?
4. Find a picture of yourself, draw, cut out from magazines, or select an image to represent your memoir, and paste on a notecard that I will provide for you.
5. Paste your memoir and name on top of the picture in an appropriate location.
6. Turn in your 6-word memoir in tomorrow at the end of class, and be ready to share your choice.
Examples of a six word memoir at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW8hOX6QcLk
Read short story “One of these Days” in class
Short discussion about whether you would do the same thing and why…
In class writing assignment:
- Write to me a narrative short story about a time you decided to do the right thing, even though it was difficult, arduous, or you simply did not want to do it.
- Your story should be at least two pages, single spaced. Should you decide to skip lines, the story should be four pages.
- Please do your best work and have fun with this assignment!
- Don’t forget a creative title.
- Whose paper is this? Make sure your heading is in the top right.
Today we went over the syllabus and did impersonations.
- choose a person you wish to impersonate who does not attend this school
- write down what makes them an individual
- decide why this person is different that you. Do they speak differently? Do they walk differently? What is their personality like?
- Write a paragraph of dialogue (words only), and skip lines, of this person introducing you to people you have never met before.
- Write the subtext under the dialogue of what the person means when they are saying the words, how they say them, and what they do with their body when they are saying them. Be sure to write these “instructions” under the part of the dialogue they belong to.
- Practice in small groups! Turn in your work!
Please find the English 9R Syllabus attached.
Please find the Drama syllabus attached.
Please find the English 2 Syllabus attached.
Please find the English 1 (9 CP) syllabus attached.
Hello Yellow Jackets of all ages, grades, and subject matter. I want to welcome you to a new, exciting year! For those of you returning for another year, welcome back. For those of you who are new to OHS, I share that experience and adventure with you!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you throughout the year. When you have questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me by stopping in to say hello, or dropping a friendly email.
Let’s start reading between the lines!