April 19

DUE:

  1. MB Work Packet
  2. MB Books

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Collect
  2. Quiz on Yoshino’s “The Natural World”
  3. Discuss “The Natural World”
    1. This was an example of what we call “Literary Criticism”–you’ll be expected to write some criticism of your own soon!
  4. Introduce Charles Dickens
    1. A Tale of Two Cities Unit Overview
    2. Charles Dickens — Intro PPT
    3. Watch cartoon video of Dickens’s life (4 min)
  5. Begin annotating the first chapter of the book (books not passed out today)

HW:

  1. Annotate ATOTC – The Period Ch. 1
    1. Use three colors to differentiate which comments belong with which column on your Annotation Guide
  2. I highly suggest you review John Green’s video on the French Revolution.  It’s 11 minutes and very helpful.
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April 17

DUE: Macbeth Project


ACTIVITIES:

  1. View Macbeth Projects
  2. Receive Yoshino — The Natural World
    1. We had time to read this during class

HW:

  1. Bring all items for your homework packet (see items listed below)
  2. Bring your Macbeth book
  3. Read Kenji Yoshino’s “The Natural World.”  We will have a quiz on this next class.

Make-up Seminar

If you missed our seminar before break, please take part in the make-up seminar in order to recover the points.  Go to Nicenet.org and click conferencing to access the discussion forum.  If you’ve forgotten your login info for Nicenet and need to create a new one, click the Turnitin.com tab at the top of the page.

Full participation requires you to log-in and respond multiple different days (so others might reply to you, and you might respond back), so do not wait until the last minute.  Directions are posted on the message board.  All posts should be completed by Tuesday, April 24th.

April 6

DUE: Seminar entry ticket (online)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Vocab and Grammar Unit 6 Tests
  2. Macbeth Socratic Seminar

HW:

  1. Your Macbeth Project is due the day we get back from break.
  2. Your next homework packet will be due on Thursday, April 19.  It consists of the following:
    1. III.i-ii Q’s
    2. III.iii-iv Q’s
    3. IV.i Q’s
    4. IV.ii Q’s
    5. V.i Q’s
    6. III.i Soliloquy Annotation
    7. V.v Soliloquy Annotation
    8. Unit Guide
    9. Practice essay (submitted to Turnitin.com already, no need to print)

April 4

DUE: Hard copies of essay (*if you plan on coming to a writing conference)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Collect essays
  2. Grammar practice
  3. Watch ending of “Motorcycle” Macbeth
  4. Soliloquy Analysis — This was a timed write test that took 35 minutes.

HW:

  1. Socratic Seminar Entry Ticket — Due to Turnitin.com before class begins.  Remember, one question on the seminar is about the soliloquy from today’s test.
    1. 5th Period: Claudius from Hamlet
    2. 7th and 8th Period: Richard from Richard III
  2. Vocab / Grammar Unit 6 Test next class

April 2

DUE:

  1. Final draft (Turnitin.com)
  2. V.v Soliloquy (not collected)

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Upcoming:
    1. Wednesday: Soliloquy Analysis Test — Timed Write (no Act V Test)
    2. Friday: Seminar and Vocab/Grammar Test
    3. Tuesday after break: Project
    4. Thursday after break: Work packet (with unit guide) and books
  2. Vocab List 6 PPT
  3. Discuss “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”
  4. Watch Ian McKellen’s analysis of the soliloquy
  5. Read V.vi-V.vii (the end)

HW:

  1. Macbeth Socratic Seminar Entry Ticket – 2018 — Due Friday to Turnitin.com
  2. Bring a printed copy of your final draft next class if you wish to sign up for a conference.  If you aren’t signing up for a conference, I will grade yours on Turnitin.com only (so no printed copy necessary).