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PLEASE WORK ON DAILY:

ROMEO AND JULIET - Choices-Choices-Choices!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

CLASSWORK:

  • Finish Act I
  • Discuss paradox and oxymorons
  • Watch Act I on film

HOMEWORK:

  • Read Act II through Scene ii. Do the Study Guide (which is incomplete--oops! more tomorrow...)
  • Look over your Projects/Portfolio possibilities. Start thinking about the ones you will choose. This is an ongoing project, as you can see! Link is at the top of the page. 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12

CLASSWORK:

  • QUIZ on Terms for Drama
  • Continue Act I

HOMEWORK:

  • Read the rest of Act I, do the Study Guide 
  • Look over your Projects/Portfolio possibilities. Start thinking about the ones you will choose. This is an ongoing project, as you can see! Link is at the top of the page. 

 

MONDAY, MAY 11

CLASSWORK:

  • Terms for Drama
  • Plot Structure for Tragedy - Shakespeare's
  • Characters - Intro  
  • Continue Act I

HOMEWORK:

  • Study Guide through Scene 1
  • Quiz on Terms for Drama (with a little Prologue and Scene 1 mixed in?
  • Look over your Projects/Portfolio possibilities. Start thinking about the ones you will choose. This is an ongoing project, as you can see! Link is at the top of the page. 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

CLASSWORK:

  • FEUDS! What did you find?
  • Prose, blank verse, and rhymed verse!
  • Begin Act I  
  • THEMES:
    • Forbidden love
    • Feud
    • Family relationships
    • Fate (of course!)

HOMEWORK:

  • Look over your Projects/Portfolio possibilities. Start thinking about the ones you will choose. This is an ongoing project, as you can see! Link is at the top of the page. 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

CLASSWORK:

  • Continue the LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE 
    • What's blank verse?
    • What's prose? Who uses it in R & J? 
  • Projects during the play--your choice. HANDOUT AND ON THE WIKI

HOMEWORK:

  • Find a feud! Where in the world can you find a feud? Across the globe or across the street! Ancient or modern!
    • Who is/was feuding? How are they behaving?
    • Why are/were they feuding? Why do we know about or remember their feud?
    • Points of interest? 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

CLASSWORK:

  • Begin Romeo and Juliet! 
    • What's a tragedy?
    • What's a prologue? Get to know the R & J prologue REALLY well!
  • Projects during the play--your choice.
  • Turn in your sonnets.

HOMEWORK: 

  • Find a feud! Where in the world can you find a feud? Across the globe or across the street! Ancient or modern!
    • Who is/was feuding? How are they behaving?
    • Why are/were they feuding? Why do we know about or remember their feud?
    • Points of interest? 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5

CLASSWORK:

  • PROJECT PRESENTATIONS. Remember that you have a five minute time limit!

HOMEWORK:

  • Your sonnets are due WEDNESDAY. Note the change. Read yesterday's assignment.
  • Brush up on your lines from Romeo and Juliet! You will need them tomorrow!

 

MONDAY, MAY 4

CLASSWORK:

  • TEST on Shakespeare facts and sonnets

  • PROJECT PRESENTATIONS (time permitting). Remember that you have a five minute time limit!

HOMEWORK:

  • Your sonnets are NOT due Monday! They are due WEDNESDAY. Everything was slowed down by our inability to do the Benchmark testing. If you have already done one, then you will
    • have extra time to refine it, or...
    • receive extra credit if you turn it in today or tomorrow.
  • tba

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

CLASSWORK:

  • PROJECT PRESENTATION. Remember that you have a five minute time limit!

  • Fun with sonnets.

    • We will get set with abab. What rhymes will you use? Get a head start!

    • To spoof or not to spoof? That is the question...

HOMEWORK:

  • Your sonnets are due Monday! 
  • Also, on Monday there will be a test on Shakespeare facts and sonnets.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

CLASSWORK:

  • EOC PRACTICE TEST in Media Center

HOMEWORK:

  • Your projects will be presented on Friday. If you are not finished, please complete them at home.
  • Write a quatrain or two! Maybe a couplet!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

CLASSWORK:

  • Sonnets 130 and 116

  • Can you WRITE a sonnet?

  • Run-ons and fragments: how-to avoid them and how to fix them!

HOMEWORK:

  • Your projects will be presented on Friday. If you are not finished, please complete them at home.
  • Write a quatrain or two!
  • Get a good night's sleep for EOC practice run in the Media Center tomorrow!

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

CLASSWORK:

  • Work on Shakespeare/Renaissance projects (laptops in classroom)

HOMEWORK:

  • Your projects will be presented on Friday. If you are not finished, please complete them at home.
  • Bring sonnets study guide to class tomorrow!

 

FRIDAY and MONDAY, APRIL 24 and 27 

CLASSWORK:

  • Be sure to bring your work on Sonnet 130.

  • Media Center for research projects. Go HERE for projects and assignments.

HOMEWORK: 

  • Work on your projects at home if you feel that you cannot complete them at school on Tuesday (1/2 period)
  • Sonnet 116 on Study Guide 
    • Scan first line
    • Rhyme scheme
    • Paraphrase

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 

CLASSWORK:

PARTY WITH THE BARD! Happy 445th, William!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 

CLASSWORK:

  • SURVEYS! All the themes in Romeo and Juliet revealed!
  • SONNETS!
    • We can define SONNETS!
    • We understand iambic pentameter!
    • We know what quatrains and couplets are!
    • We can scan poetry!
    • We know that THE BARD* wrote 154 sonnets!
      • *bard [Ir. and ScG bard; W bardd; Bret. barzh; cf. L bardus; Gk. bārdos]. The current standard English definition of this Celtic word, denoting a poet of exalted status, i.e. the voice of a nation or people, dates from Thomas Gray's use of it in his poem ‘The Bard’ (1757).
    • We understand Sonnet 18!

HOMEWORK:

Put your new-found knowledge to use. Work on Sonnet 130: 

  • Scan it.
  • Write the rhyme scheme beside the lines.
  • Decipher the meaning. What is the metaphor? How is it developed?
  • Prepare yourself for tomorrow. You are invited to WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S 445th Birthday Party!

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

CLASSWORK:

  • Shakespeare bio-film and notes

  • What in the world is IAMBIC? (Or, what do Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss have in common?)

    • i AM a PI-rate WITH a WOOD-en LEG!]

    • are YOU? ARRRG!

HOMEWORK:

  • Work with iambic pentameter on your Study Guide, page 6 (questions 1-6).
    • Look at the sonnets in the Study Guide to answer these questions. 
    • Can you mark the unaccented and accented syllables on your personal quote?
  • Bring the first two surveys to class (the "white" one is due Friday)
  • Who can make a birthday card for Shakespeare on the wiki??? Anybody want to bring a cake?
  • SEX-CROSSED LOVERS? Go here...if you dare! After you visit this site, make a comment, below!

 

MONDAY, APRIL 20 

CLASSWORK:

  • ENDER'S GAME tests returned. Congratulations on a good job!

  • INTRO to THE BARD: SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF!

    • Anticipation guide for you to fill out

    • Parent survey

    • Survey of students and adults

HOMEWORK:

CLASSWORK:

 

  • SURVEYS! Now we know...

  • SONNETS!

    • We can definitely define a sonnet, right?

    • We understand iambic pentameter.

    • We are experts when spotting quatrains and couplets.

    • We know the Bard wrote 154 sonnets and we understand the difference between the first 126 and 127-152.

HOMEWORK:

  • Work on Sonnet 130 and have fun with it. So bitter...or is it?
    • Scan it (u or /)
    • Rhyme scheme (abab, etc.)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

CLASSWORK:

  • EOC PRACTICE TEST in Media Center

HOMEWORK:

  • Your projects will be presented on Friday. If you are not finished, please complete them at home.

 

  • Your sonnets are due Wednesday! See Monday's assignment.
  • tba
  • Begin Romeo and Juliet!
    • What's a tragedy?
    • What's a prologue?
  • Turn in sonnets.
  • Projects for R & J

HOMEWORK:

  • tba

 

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