Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Reminders: Group Project Links

Please check the following link for independent book project options:
INDEPENDENT BOOK PROJECTS

Lord of the Flies: WebQuest Page 1
Annie John: Magazine Page 2
Horror/Mystery/Suspense/Gothic themed
books: Board Game Page 3
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE: COMIC BOOK Page 4
Like Water for Chocolate and Of Love and 
Other Demons: Page 5
Children’s Book


AND, Original Sonnet is due Monday, typed.
AND, finish reading Act 3 and complete Act 2 Study Guide to avoid reading quiz.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Romeo and Juliet



R&J Unit: 11.17-12.12

READING SCHEDULE, due Friday, Nov 14th, ACT 1, scenes 1-3;
Monday, Nov 17th, ACT 1, scenes 4-5; Thursday, Nov 20th, ACT 2, scenes 1-3;
Monday, Nov 24th, ACT 2, scenes 4-6
Monday, Dec 1st, ACTs 3 and 4; READING QUIZ Friday, Dec 5th ACT 5 For each act note metaphors, motifs, figurative language.

WEEK 1: 11.17
WEEK 2: 11.24
WEEK 3: 12.1
WEEK 4: 12.8
Shakespeare Life and Times
-Elizabethan Era
--Chain of Being
--Beliefs and Superstitions
--Theater and Performance
--Elizabethan Language
-Biography

Sonnets
-background/history
-themes
-rhyme and meter
Original Sonnet due 12.1

Shakespearean Insults
-prepare

Romeo and Juliet
-Vocabulary QUIZ 11.21
-setting/background
ACT 1, scene 1
-dramatic reading
TERMS-pun, soliloquy, conceit, oxymoron, malapropism, irony

Character Squares Assignment
-character chart, too
DUE 12.10
Romeo and Juliet

ACT 1 Review
-characterization

ACT 2 Review
-Queen Mab
-”He jests at scars that never felt a wound”
-Balcony Scene
--dramatic reading
--imagery motif of Juliet
---light, celestial bodies, animal, death

WEDNESDAY (minimum day)
Independent Book Projects
-options, examples
-book report requirement
DUE date of FINAL, with group work day DEC 15th




THANKSGIVING BREAK
Romeo and Juliet

Sonnet Quaker Share

Finish Review ACT 2
-Juliet as empowered female
--insists upon her own terms
--goes against parents
--loves the enemy
--J handler, R bird
-translate Friar Soliloquy

Review ACT 3
-irony
-Mercutio Language and meaning
-Types of Love
-Character Chart Check In

Review ACT 4 -Reading Quiz
-Are R&J in love with death?
TWO WORLDS
--R is romantic; love is a vehicle, fate controls him; “Fortune’s Foil;” pre-party vision
--J defies tradition and parents; forbidden love; controls own destiny; death is an escape; death becomes her suitor

-(3.5.98-), (4.3.15-)

MOVIE
Romeo and Juliet

ACT 5 Review
-Fate versus Human error
-the ending!

WATCH end of MOVIE/PLAY

Thesis: Juliet is fearless because she gets strength from righteous love.

Work on Character Squares

Book Test 12.11 & 12.12










REMINDER:
Independent Book Projects
-options, examples
-book report requirement
DUE date of FINAL, with group work day DEC 15th

Vocabulary QUIZ 11.21; Original Sonnet due 12.1; Character Squares due 12.10; Independent Projects due 12.15

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.10, 11.12-11.14

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
Book Test
-you may use/refer to pre-written paragraphs as needed; only on part 2.

WEDNESDAY
Finish exam
SSR
-no journal entry

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Get Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Life and Times
-Elizabethan Language

Sonnets
-rhyme and meter
HW READ ACT 1, scenes 1-3 for FRIDAY;
AND, Original Sonnet due 12.1