9/20 English 2 Agenda

Today we watched the last ten minutes of SCENE 5 in Antigone.  Afterwards, we had a short discussion comparing and contrasting the movie and the play.

We concluded class by taking notes on how to write an evidence paragraph for a persuasive essay.  Should you need those notes, you should see me or a classmate.

9/20 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda

Today we watched the rest of “The Most Dangerous Game,” and then shared compare/contrast notes.

After we did so, we immediately jumped into defining and understanding plot points.  The “plot mountain” included the terms: exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement.

 

9/19 English 2 Agenda

Today we talked about what words we use when comparing an contrasting.

Next, using a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the movie and play “Antigone,” we filled out the differences and similarities while watching the last two scenes.

9/19 Drama Agenda

Sneeze
Choose to interpret this question any way you see fit, and write at least four sentences on it.
Cook or painter?

The Rules of Improv
RULE ONE: Offer and Accept
A: Wow, did you see that elephant over there?
B: No. What are you talking about?
A: Wow, did you see that elephant over there?
B: WOW! That’s the biggest elephant I’ve ever seen! Where do you suppose it came from?

Yes, and – improv practice
This is a nice little game that trains students to accept offers and add to them. Like in the second example above, B accepts the existence of the elephant, and offers a question as an addition to his acceptance.

1. Divide the class into two even lines, line A and line B

2. Begin with the students who are at the top of the lines. Ask the student in the A line to come up with an offer. The student in the B line must accept and add to it. A must then accept B’s addition, and add to it again.

A: Would you like to cut my hair for me?
B: Yes!I have a hairdressing set in my room, let’s do it there.
A: Great! I’ll bring a picture of what I want it to look like.

3. When they’re finished, each student will go to the end of the line, and switch roles.

9/19 English 1 & English 9RCP

Today we talked about what words we use when comparing an contrasting.

Next, using a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the movie and short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” we filled out the differences and similarities while watching the first 30 minutes.

9/18 Drama Agenda

Your Brain on Improv! a Ted Talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv/discussion?quote=1267 

Sentence Response Improv Game

  1. Get in a circle (move desks if you must…remain standing)
  2. I will give you a sentence on a paper. You should walk to another student ACROSS the circle, say the sentence, and that student will respond with whatever comes into their heads first
  3. I will then give the responding student a new sentence, and repeat.
  4. This game should be FAST PACED!!!

Remember the two questions:

  • How do I do this? Just do it!
  • Am I doing this right? Yes!

NOW come up with sentences on your own so that both participants in the exercise are now improvising

9/18 English 1 Agenda

Sneeze: What is your favorite song?  Why is it special to you?  How do you personally relate to it?

Finish “The Most Dangerous Game” as a class

Isn’t it ironic?  Search for the three types of irony.  Can you find three examples of each type of irony in “The Most Dangerous Game?”

9/18 English 9RCP Agenda

Sneeze: What is your favorite song?  Why is it special to you?  How do you personally relate to it?

Irony!  The three categories!  Can you find three examples of each type of irony from within “The Most Dangerous Game?”

Vocabulary – find nine more words from your classmates and write them down in your notebooks!

9/18 English 2 Agenda

Sneeze:  What is your favorite song?  Why is it special to you?  How do you personally relate to it?

Re-read Scene 5 as a class of “Antigone” for effect and understanding! We don’t just read to read words, but to understand what the author is trying to tell us.

Make-up work and grade check ins!

9/15 Drama Agenda

Improv!!

SNEEZE:
What element or part of theatre history did you find the most interesting or impactful and why?

Or QUIZ for the people who haven’t taken it yet

Improv videos shown in class, followed by What is improv?

Two essential questions:

Am I doing it right? Yes!
How do I do it? Just do it!

1, 2, 3 game and invisible word ball game to get us warmed up into improv.