Class Agenda #134- A Raisin in the Sun Test- condensing

6/5/17

1994 Week 

Timer- “Fantastic Voyage” -Coolio (1994, 4:01) 

Prompt- What needs to happen for your group to have a second draft of your play by tomorrow? 

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can use revision strategies to improve my Round Table Video Performance. 

 

Mini-Lesson

Part I

The Brooklyn Latin School and The Index Cards.

Revision- To add, subtract or change your draft. The best creators do multiple revisions before they call something final.

How do I know what needs to be revised?

  • This final performance needs to be something that you’re proud of.
  • Look at the length of your film? How can I condense?
  • Look at the expert example- How does my scene compare to the model.
  • How can I make my performance more lifelike? Props, wardrobe, memorizing lines?

Model- How to condense Dialogue- I might take a line like this-

WALTER
…Mama, you know it’s all divided up. Life is. Sure enough. Between the takers and the “tooken.” (He laughs) I’ve figured it out finally…People like Willy Harris, they don’t never get “tooken.” And you know why the rest of us do? ‘Cause we all mixed up. Mixed up bad. We get to looking ‘round for the right and the wrong; and we worry about it and cry about it and stay up nights trying to figure out ‘bout the wrong and the right of things all the time… And all the time, man, them takers is out there operating, just taking and taking. (3.1.89)

Condensed-

Walter

Mama, you know life is all divided up… between the takers and the tooken. I finally figured it out… people like Willy Harris don’t never get tooken. But the rest of us, we all mixed up. We worried and crying about it, staying up at night, but the takers, man, they out there operating. Just taking and taking. 

  • Other ways to condense-
  • Just take lines out. You don’t need to say everything that they say. 

 

  • Group Work- 

1- Read through your scene handout, make note of the lines you want to say, the lines you want to skip. The lines you can condense.

2- Work to write your lines on an Index Card, so you don’t have to hold the book. Practice memorizing the lines. 

  • Make sure you are busy!!!

 

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due June 9- 
  • Artist Statement- June 13
  • Panel Discussion – June 15

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

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Class Agenda #139- A Raisin in the Sun Test- Revision

6/2/17

1998 Week 

Timer- “Too Close” -Next (1998, 4:18) 

Prompt- What went well while rehearsing your group’s scene yesterday? What is something that needs to go better? 

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can use revision strategies to improve my Round Table Video Performance. 

 

Mini-Lesson

Revision- To add, subtract or change your draft. The best creators do multiple revisions before they call something final.

How do I know what needs to be revised?

  • This final performance needs to be something that you’re proud of.
  • Look at the length of your film? How can I condense?
  • Look at the expert example- How does my scene compare to the model.
  • How can I make my performance more lifelike? Props, wardrobe, memorizing lines?

Notes-

Add-

Subtract-

Change-

Model- Looking at some of the original Performances Vs. Our Scenes

  • Watch- 43:12-54:42
  • Watch-58:08-1:03:19 OMAM
  • Watch- 1:51-2:07

Check out this performance from yesterday-

Group Work- 

  • Watch Original Scenes from ARITS or OMAM
    • How do these compare to my scenes?
  • Watch, Rehearse or think about your performances with your groups.

  • Write down what your group can Add, Subtract or Change about your Draft.

Review ELA Round Table Amendments

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due June 9- 
  • Artist Statement- June 13
  • Panel Discussion – June 15

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Class Agenda #138- A Raisin in the Sun Test- Dramatic Reading II

6/1/17

1998 Week 

Timer- “You Make Me Wanna” -Usher (1998, 3:39) 

Prompt- What went well while rehearsing your group’s scene yesterday? What is something that needs to go better?

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can use revision strategies to improve my Round Table Video Performance. 

 

Mini-Lesson

Revision- To add, subtract or change your draft. The best creators do multiple revisions before they call something final.

Notes-

Add-

Subtract-

Change-

Model- How can we Add, Subtract or Change

Check out this performance from yesterday-

Group Work- 

  • Watch, Rehearse or think about your performances with your groups.

  • Write down what your group can Add, Subtract or Change about your Draft.

Review ELA Round Table Amendments

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due June 9- 
  • Artist Statement- June 13
  • Panel Discussion – June 15

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Class Agenda #137- A Raisin in the Sun Test- Dramatic Reading

5/31/17

1998 Week 

Timer- “…Baby One More Time” -Britney Spears (1998, 3:56) 

Prompt- What went well while rehearsing your group’s scene yesterday? What is something that needs to go better?

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can take a test on A Raisin in the Sun and practice my group’s scene dramatically. 

    Mini-Lesson- use these photos and the play to answer test question.

Independent Work

  1. Take A Raisin in the Sun Test

  2. Practice scene with group members using the stage direction to become the character.

 

Review ELA Round Table Amendments

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due June 9- 
  • Artist Statement- June 13
  • Panel Discussion – June 15

Classwork- Start 1:35:18, End 2:07:39

  1. Work with your group to choose and practice your scene from A Raisin in The Sun or Of Mice and Men.

Practice, Practice, Practice

BCS #1- Iambic Pentameter

5/31/17

Timer- “Bring It On Home To Me” -Sam Cooke(1965, 2:47) 

Opener-

  1. Make a name tag for your desk
  2. Text Code- put a sash/ between each syllable.
    • ex- put/a/slash/be/tween/each/syll/a/ble
    • Count the syllables in the following line from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
    • Clap it out if you need to.
  • “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore* art thou Romeo?” Count _____

Romeo & Juliet

  • SLT’s- 

  • SLT- I can identify how Shakespeare uses iambic pentameter to create a flow to his writing.

    • Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns

Mini-Lesson

  • Who is William Shakespeare and should I learn about him today?

  • What is “iambic pentameter”?

iamb- in poetry, it means a foot or two syllables in which one is stressed and the next is unstressed.

penta- 10

meter- in poetry, a rhythm or flow

  • So “Iambic pentameter” is a flow of 10 syllables in which one is stressed and the next is unstressed. It sounds like a HEARTBEAT, and it brings life to Shakespeare’s words.

Model -Let’s look at the opener again – “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore* art thou Romeo?”

is it: I decide

  • “Ro/me/o, Ro/me/o, where/fore/ art/ thou/ Ro/me/o?” Count- 13

or, is it

  • “Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?” Count- 10Part II-
  • What does it mean to have a syllable that is stressed or unstressed?

    Stressed syllables said by adding a little emphasis/extra to a syllable

    Unstressed- said plainly

    Examples- ICE cream vs. i SCREAM,

    Model- So let’s go back to the opener again- Do we stress like this?: I decide

    • “Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?” –

    Or like this?

    • Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?”

    Some Tips-

    • Find the MOST Important word in the line,
    • Find the MOST important syllable in that word.
    • Stress it.
    • Leave the syllables on either side unstressed
    • Work to make a pattern

Practice-

Directions: Work with a partner to:

  • Separate the syllables in each famous Shakespeare Quote.
  • Put an “—” over syllables that are stressed
  • Put an “o” over syllables that are unstressed.

-Choose 5

1- “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo” –Romeo and Juliette

2- “A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!” –Richard III

3- “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it” –Much Ado About Nothing

4- “But love is blind, and lovers cannot see.”- Merchant of Venice

5- “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t.” –Macbeth

6- “The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief” –Othello

Today we’re going to begin Text Coding Our Books As We Read.

 

Exit ticket I-

  1. Pick one of the quotes from above and interpret what you think it means in your own words.

 

 

Exit II- Please answer ONE of the questions on the inside of your name tag:

  1. Who is William Shakespeare and why do we still learn about him today?
  2. What is iambic pentameter?

 

Class Agenda #136- Summarizing important events

5/30/17

1998 Week 

Timer- “No, No, No Pt. 2” -Destiny’s Child ft. Wycleff Jean. (1998, 3:27) 

Prompt- Which do you think better represents the American Dream? A Raisin In The Sun or Of Mice and Men? Explain.

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can prepare for my ELA round table by choosing a scene from A Raisin In The Sun or Of Mice and Men to practice acting out. 

    Mini-Lesson- 

Review ELA Round Table Amendments

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due June 9- 
  • Artist Statement- June 13
  • Panel Discussion – June 15

Classwork- Start 1:35:18, End 2:07:39

  1. Work with your group to choose and practice your scene from A Raisin in The Sun or Of Mice and Men.

Practice, Practice, Practice

 

Class Agenda #136- Summarizing important events

5/25/17

Biggie Week

Timer- “Juicy” -The Notorious B.I.G. (1994, 4:10) 

Prompt-  What happened with Mr. Lindner, Walter, Ruth, and Beneatha in the film yesterday?

Mama, Walter, Beneatha, Ruth, Mr. Lindner

Share whole class

SLT’s-

  • I can summarize important parts of a film using 5W’s + 1H.

  • I can use stage direction to adjust my body gestures and movement.

  • I can face the character I’m speaking to in A Raisin in the Sun.

Notes- What symbols come up in Act II? Pay attention to the scene with Beneatha, Walter, and George.

Mini-Lesson- 

Get used to acting by facing the speaker. Also, try to listen to stage direction to influence how to move your body.

Classwork- Start 1:35:18, End 2:07:39

  • Finish A Raisin In The Sun. Summarize important scenes.

5- Characters- Stage Direction, Walter, Ruth, Mama, Travis, Lindner

Reviewing 2017 ELA Round Table

Optimal Dates-

  • Play Due May 31- 
  • Artist Statement- June 6
  • Panel Discussion – June 15/18