March 7/8

DUE: III.i-iv questions (discussed but not collected)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss III.i-iv questions
  2. Review Banquet scene
  3. Watch Rupert Goold’s version of the banquet scene (1:19:00 – 1:35:00).
    1. If you missed class, use the link at the side of this page to watch the scene.  We began with Banquo’s ghost rising.
  4. Scene analysis activity
    1. Prompt: Analyze Rupert Goold’s interpretation of the banquet scene.
      1. Notes: Aim for a thematic purpose in your analysis.  Avoid the following conclusions as they are shallow and “one-size-fits-all”:
        1. The director’s choices made it more relatable.
        2. … made it easier to understand.
        3. … made the scene feel dark.
        4. The director made this choice for dramatic effect.
    2. Observations: List the choices the director made.
    3. Analyze: Select a few of the most interesting choices and analyze the choice
      1. Why did the director make this choice?
      2. What effect does the choice have on the audience?
      3. Why did the director want this effect? (hint: does it emphasize a theme?)
    4. Thesis: craft a thesis with your group.  Your thesis should focus not on specific choices, but on the general idea the director wishes to convey.
    5. Outline: Gather all the choices you think will help support your thesis and arrange them.

HW:

  1. 2-3 page practice essay (MLA format, so double spaced).  See prompt and info above.
    1. If you had an excused absence, you may turn this in the following class period.
  2. Read III.v-vi on your own
    1. No HW questions
    2. We will review these scenes at the start of next class
  3. Act III Test next class (Even if you were gone today, you need to take the test next class)
  4. Act III packet due
    1. III.i Soliloquy
    2. III.i-iv Q’s
    3. Practice Essay

March 3/6

DUE: III.i Annotation


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss III.i soliloquy
  2. Finish reading III.i
    1. Watch Motorcycle Macbeth
  3. Read III.ii-iii together.
  4. Read III.iv in groups
  5. Receive film techniques handout (film-techniques-handout-2017)
  6. Discuss English registration options for next year (A day did this on Thursday)

HW:

  1. Reread III.i-iv
    1. Answer Q’s: 3-1-4-qs
  2. Take out your film techniques handout and watch the first 10 minutes of this video

March 1/2

DUE:

  1. Act II Packet

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss directing choices
  2. Act II Test
  3. Cast Act III
  4. Meet with project groups for brief brainstorm
  5. Begin III.i (read through Macbeth’s soliloquy)

HW:

  1. Annotate iii-i-soliloquy
  2. If you haven’t already, I suggest adding stuff from Act II to your unit guide.

February 27/28

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Watch II.ii on film
  2. Read the “porter scene” (first part of II.iii)
    1. Watch on film
  3. Finish reading II.iii-II.iv (5th period did not have time to finish II.iv, but still needs to read at home)
  4. Introduce macbeth-movie-project-2017

HW:

  1. Reread II.iii-iv
  2. Act II Packet:
    1. Directing Act II WS
    2. II.i Soliloquy
  3. Act II Test

NOTE: If you have passed Grammar Quiz 5 (or the re-take), your score is updated on Family Access.  If you have not yet passed Grammar Quiz 5, you have an asterisk and that means you need to come in for the final re-take no later than Monday, 3/6.

February 16/17

DUE: Synthesis Essay (hard copy with rough draft + to Turnitin.com)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Vocab Quiz 5
  2. Return Act I Packet
  3. Define Foil and Equivocation on Unit Guide (foil-and-equivocate)
  4. Discuss II.i soliloquy
  5. Hand out directing-act-ii-worksheet
    1. Due with Act II packet
  6. Read II.ii
  7. Grammar Quiz 5 – re-take

HW:

  1. Reread II.ii; no additional questions
  2. Act II Test on March 1/2
    1. Act II Packet due the same day

February 14/15

DUE: Act I Packet


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Assemble packet (collect)
  2. Review Grammar Test 5
  3. Cast roles for Act II
  4. Work on Unit Guide
    1. Thematic topics so far
    2. Most important line in Act I
    3. Pivotal moment in Act I
    4. Begin tracking motifs
  5. Act I Test
  6. Read II.i
  7. Watch Roman Polanski’s version of the dagger scene

HW:

  1. Synthesis essay final draft (2-4 pages; MLA format)
    1. Submit to Turnitin.com
    2. Bring a hard copy and attach your rough draft
  2. Annotate ii-1-soliloquy
  3. Reread II.i; no questions
  4. Vocab Quiz 5 and the Grammar re-take next class!

February 10/13

DUE: I.v Questions (to be collected with Act I Packet)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Vocab PPT.
  2. Discuss I.v questions
  3. Read I.vi-vii
  4. Work on the I.vii soliloquy annotation (backside of the I.v annotation)
    1. We completed the paraphrase together and got started on the analysis
  5. Watch I.vii on film
    1. Analyze the “battle” between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
    2. How he do dat?

HW:

  1. Reread I.vii; no questions
  2. Finish the I.vii annotation; your Act I packet is due next class, so make sure you have completed the following (and that you bring them with you):
    1. I.i-ii Q’s
    2. I.iii-iv Q’s
    3. I.v Q’s
    4. I.v annotation
    5. I.vii annotion
  3. Your Act I Test is next class
    1. Be ready to analyze a passage (with your lit terms handout)
    2. Know the plot and characters from Act I

REMINDER: Essay due in two class periods.