Senior Assignments, Fall 06

Senior Assignments
Fall 2006

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Monday, January 22nd, 2007 1.) Free day/read NEW YORK TIMES. Students will read THE NEW YORK TIMES for information. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • None. The semester is over. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • SEMESTER GRADES AND RESEARCH PAPERS CAN BE RECEIVED DURING REGENTS WEEK OR THEREAFTER.
  • Friday, January 19th, 2007 1.) Finish all PRESENTATIONS OF Recitation HW.

    2.) Let's sing Shakespeare's praises (figuratively!)! The class will praise Shakespeare for the gifts he provided them throughout the semester--this will happen on chart paper, a sort of memorial wall.

    3.) Final Exam Results.

    Students will utilize oratory skills in their presentation and understanding of selected Shakespearean lines. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • None.
  • Thursday, January 18th, 2007 1.) PRESENTATION OF Recitation HW. Students will utilize oratory skills in their presentation and understanding of selected Shakespearean lines. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • ALL HW OWED MUST BE TURNED IN TOMORROW--THE LAST DAY OF THE SEMESTER.
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 1.) Turn in Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It (the film) and work on the Recitation HW--which is due TOMORROW. Students will write for understanding/comprehension/analysis of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Recitation HW--DUE TOMORROW--THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH. This is your final HW assignments for the semester. It has a 3x HW value.
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 1.) Introduction/Q & A on final HW assignments: Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It--the film. Introduction of the Recitation HW.

    2.) WORK PERIOD for Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It (the film) and the Recitation HW.

    Students will write for understanding/comprehension/analysis of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It--the film--DUE TOMORROW--WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH.
  • Recitation HW--DUE THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH. These are your final HW assignments for the semester. They each have a 3x HW value.
  • Friday, January 12th, 2007 1.) FINAL EXAM.

    2.) Introduction of Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It--the film. Introduction of the Recitation HW.

    Students will be assessed on their vocabulary knowledge, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

    Movie Review Assignment for As You Like It--the film--DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH. Introduction of the Recitation HW--DUE THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH. These are your final HW assignments for the semester. They each have a 3x HW value.

    Thursday, January 11th, 2007 1.) Reflect on yesterday's viewing of As You Like It requirements while watching the film version. Students must make use of CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS from As You Like It. Students must also take notes on the following elements of the film in order to prepare their movie review (which will be due shortly after the film is finished): setting, mood, lighting, characters' appearances, actions, personalities, speech and relationships, music, director's message to the audience and his interpretation of the Shakespearean text, and your criticism and praise.

    2.) Summary of end of Act III and all of Act IV.

    3.) Finish viewing of the film version of As You Like It. WE WILL WATCH Act V today--the end of the film.

    Students will engage in during-viewing analysis for the film version of As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in note-taking while viewing the film version of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

    FINAL EXAM--TOMORROW--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Use the following REVIEW. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It (if you miss parts of the film version, read the Shakespearean text in the link here). FINISH preparing!

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 1.) Review the As You Like It requirements while watching the film version. Students must make use of CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS from As You Like It. Students must also take notes on the following elements of the film in order to prepare their movie review (which will be due shortly after the film is finished): setting, mood, lighting, characters' appearances, actions, personalities, speech and relationships, music, director's message to the audience and his interpretation of the Shakespearean text, and your criticism and praise.

    2.) Continue viewing of the film version of As You Like It. WE WILL WATCH THE END OF ACT II AND BEGINNING OF ACT III SCENES I-II TODAY.

    Students will engage in during-viewing analysis for the film version of As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in note-taking while viewing the film version of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Use the following REVIEW. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It (if you miss parts of the film version, read the Shakespearean text in the link here). Start preparing!

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 1.) Review the As You Like It requirements while watching the film version. Students must make use of CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS from As You Like It. Students must also take notes on the following elements of the film in order to prepare their movie review (which will be due shortly after the film is finished): setting, mood, lighting, characters' appearances, actions, personalities, speech and relationships, music, director's message to the audience and his interpretation of the Shakespearean text, and your criticism and praise.

    4.) Continue viewing of the film version of As You Like It. WE WILL WATCH THE END OF ACT I AND ACT II SCENES I-V TODAY.

    Students will engage in during-viewing analysis for the film version of As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in note-taking while viewing the film version of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Use the following REVIEW. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It (if you miss parts of the film version, read the Shakespearean text in the link here). Start preparing!

    Monday, January 8th, 2007 1.) Introduce the FINAL EXAM REVIEW HANDOUT.

    2.) Review the As You Like It requirements while watching the film version. Students must make use of CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS from As You Like It. Students must also take notes on the following elements of the film in order to prepare their movie review (which will be due shortly after the film is finished): setting, mood, lighting, characters' appearances, actions, personalities, speech and relationships, music, director's message to the audience and his interpretation of the Shakespearean text, and your criticism and praise.

    4.) Continue viewing of the film version of As You Like It.

    Students will engage in during-viewing analysis for the film version of As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in note-taking while viewing the film version of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Use the following REVIEW. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. Start preparing!

    Friday, January 5th, 2007 1.) Introduce the CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS from As You Like It.

    2.) Introduce the themes in As You Like It.

    3.) Introduce the movie review requirements (movie review of As You Like It will be due after the viewing of the film is completed next week): evaluate the following while viewing the film--setting, mood, lighting, characters' appearances, actions, personalities, speech and relationships, music, director's message to the audience and his interpretation of the Shakespearean text, and your criticism and praise.

    4.) Introductory viewing of the film version of As You Like It--where we, the audience, see the interaction between Oliver and Orlando and the themes of family conflict, lower class vs. upper class, jealousy, and revenge.

    Students will engage in pre-reading/analysis and introduction to themes in As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in note-taking while viewing the film version of As You Like It. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • RESEARCH PAPER (%30 of your grade; each day late -10 will be deducted off the paper)--IT WAS DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Review will be coming shortly. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. Details to come on Monday.

  • Thursday, January 4th, 2007 1.) Finish the Pre-Analysis and introductory discussion for As You Like It: The Roles of Women during Shakespeare's Times (1564-1616). Examine the following documents from the 17th century (1600s) and determine the roles and responsibilities of women during that time period: "Of Household Government" by Robert Cleaver (1603)--P. 351, "Of Household Government" by Robert Cleaver (1603)--pp. 352-353, and "The English Gentlewoman" (1631)--p.1, "The English Gentlewoman"--p.2, and "The English Gentlewoman"--p.3.

    2.) Create a list of 5 guidelines/expectations for women and men today, in 2007. What should men and women follow--a list of rules to live by and how to act?

    3.) Final review/Q & A on the research paper, which is due tomorrow!

    Students will engage in pre-reading/analysis and introduction to themes in As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in brainstorming and writing for understanding. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • RESEARCH PAPER (%30 of your grade; if turned in on Monday it will be -20 points off the paper)--DUE TOMORROW--FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Review will be coming shortly. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. Details to come.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 1.) Pre-Analysis for As You Like It: The Roles of Women during Shakespeare's Times (1564-1616). Examine the following documents from the 17th century (1600s) and determine the roles and responsibilities of women during that time period: "Of Household Government" by Robert Cleaver (1603)--P. 351, "Of Household Government" by Robert Cleaver (1603)--pp. 352-353, and "The English Gentlewoman" (1631)--p.1, "The English Gentlewoman"--p.2, and "The English Gentlewoman"--p.3.

    2.) Discuss/Share insights. What can you interpret from these texts about guidelines that women of the 1600s must follow? What are the expectations for women at that time? How can girls/women use these guidelines in today's society? Is it possible in the 21st century?

    Students will engage in pre-reading/analysis and introduction to themes in As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in brainstorming and writing for understanding. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • RESEARCH PAPER--DUE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Review will be coming shortly. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. Details to come.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 1.) Welcome back! A new year and a new beginning!

    2.) Pre-Analysis for As You Like It: Identify/Describe your top 10 ingredients in an ideal love (romantic) relationship. You may organize your top 10 in list form or in paragraph form. Be prepared to share.

    3.) After having studied two of Shakespeare's plays and a handful of his sonnets, what themes/major topics do you believe Shakespeare will include in his romantic comedy, As You Like It? Brainstorm and be prepared to share.

    4.) Create Class List of Themes in Shakespeare's plays/sonnets. This list should be useful for those students who have yet to decide on a research paper topic and thesis.

    Students will engage in pre-reading/analysis and introduction to themes in As You Like It, as well as a reflection on common themes in Shakespeare's works. Students will engage in brainstorming and writing for understanding. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • RESEARCH PAPER--DUE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.

    FINAL EXAM--FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Review will be coming shortly. Expect to know the following: Lists 9-11, Henry IV Part I and As You Like It. Details to come.

  • Friday, December 22 1.) Finish Skit performances on Henry IV Part I and Julius Caesar: A Talk Show/Interview with the characters, characters from each play meet and a modern-day version of Act V of Henry IV Part I.

    2.) Shakespeare Jeopardy!

    Students will apply their understanding and information learned on Shakespeare's life, times, and texts to visual and written scripts, as well as a game show setting. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY SOME REST AND RELAXATION!

  • RESEARCH PAPER--DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.
  • Thursday, December 21 1.) Finish Skit performances on Henry IV Part I and Julius Caesar: A Talk Show/Interview with the characters, characters from each play meet and a modern-day version of Act V of Henry IV Part I.

    2.) Discuss Act V of Henry IV Part I Proverbs and Final Analysis: Scene i="I love the name of honor more than I fear death" (I, i, Brutus). G-d defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself. Scene ii=Lying is done with words and also with silence. Scene iii=“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are more often influenced by the things that ’seem’ than by those that ‘are’.”--Machiavelli Scene iv=He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend--provided, of course, that he really is dead. --Voltaire (French author and philosopher) Scene v=We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.--Ayn Rand (author)

    Students will read for understanding and information and apply textual analysis to a visual and verbal performance. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • RESEARCH PAPER--DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.
  • Wednesday, December 20 1.) Introduce RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS REQUIREMENTS HERE.

    2.) Skit preparation in groups (see Wed. Dec. 13th for requirements/choices).

    3.) Begin Skit performances on Henry IV Part I and Julius Caesar: A Talk Show/Interview with the characters, characters from each play meet and a modern-day version of Act V of Henry IV Part I.

    Students will read for understanding and information and apply textual analysis to a visual and verbal performance. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • If your group has not performed your skit, then prepare your performance for tomorrow--Thursday, Dec. 21.

  • RESEARCH PAPER: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Another helpful resource HERE.

  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Tuesday, December 19 Finish Library Activities and learn about accessing the library databases for research purposes. Students will analyze online text for information that will be utilized to prepare them with the research paper process. E7 and E7 Honors:

  • Finish group script (2 page minimum) from class on Wednesday, 12/13--DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20. BE PREPARED TO PERFORM YOUR SCRIPT TOMORROW--WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20.

  • RESEARCH PAPER: E7 REQUIREMENTS HERE OR E7 HONORS RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS HERE. Other helpful resource HERE.

  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Monday, December 18
  • LIBRARY WORK--Activity 3
  • Students will analyze online text for information that will be utilized to prepare them with the research paper process. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW--TUES (DEC. 19): Finish today's classwork of answering the questions in Activity 3 (see classwork on Ms. Tamarkin's library page), using a website on Shakespeare from an internet search (it can be any Shakespeare website, though it would be more useful to find a website that could be used for your research paper topic/thesis). Also, you should have established a clear topic and rough draft thesis that will be proved in an argument paper on Shakespeare's literary works (specifically, Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, the selection of sonnets studied in this class and soon to be studied As You Like It). A thesis should be written--either self-created or from the thesis generator. Save all work done with the thesis in your Writely, which can be found HERE. To research your topic, use Google Scholar, which can be found on Ms. Tamarkin's Library Activity 2 page OR Shakespeare's Life link OR Shakespeare's Criticism link--both of which can be found at my homepage under "Shakespeare's Resources."

  • Finish group script (2 page minimum) from class on Wednesday, 12/13--DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20. BE PREPARED TO PERFORM YOUR SCRIPT ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20.

  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Friday, December 15
  • LIBRARY WORK: Continue Research paper by creating Google email and collaborative document and brainstorming about paper topic. Students should have determined a topic which they want to prove in an argument paper on Shakespeare's literary works. A thesis should also begin to form.
  • Students will analyze online text for information that will be utilized in the research paper process. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE THIS MONDAY (DEC. 18): A clear topic that will be proved in an argument paper on Shakespeare's literary works (specifically, Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, the selection of sonnets studied in this class and soon to be studied As You Like It). A thesis should also be written--either self-created or from the thesis generator. Save all work done with the thesis in your Writely, which can be found HERE. Google Scholar can also be found on Ms. Tamarkin's Library Activity 2 page.

  • Finish group script (2 page minimum) from class on Wednesday, 12/13--due Wednesday, December 20. Be prepared to perform your script on Wed. Dec. 20 to receive full credit.

  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Thursday, December 14
  • LIBRARY WORK: Begin Research paper by creating Google email and collaborative document and brainstorming about paper topic.
  • Students will analyze online text for information that will be utilized in the research paper process. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act V and Translation of Act V, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose two journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i and ii and iii (together in one journal) and iv and v (together in another journal). If you want extra credit HW, you can do 5 journals, a journal for each scene. THIS IS DUE TOMORROW--FRIDAY (DECEMBER 15).
  • List #11--DUE TOMORROW--FRIDAY, DEC. 15.
  • Finish group script (2 page minimum) from class yesterday (Wednesday, 12/13)--due Monday, December 18.
  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Wednesday, December 13 1.) In groups of 3-4, do one of the following: 1.) Create the final Act (making predictions based on Act IV) in a modern-day version. What will happen in battle? How will the rebels do? The King's men? Falstaff and his crew? What will be the final message/lesson? 2.) Write a scene where characters from Henry IV Part I and characters from Julius Caesar meet. Which characters would side with which characters? What would their meeting be like? 3.) Write a scene with Shakespeare in an interview or a talk show. What questions would be asked of him, in terms of the plays and sonnets we've read thus far. What would audiences and readers like to know?

    Students will analyze Shakespearean text in terms of interpretive performance. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act V and Translation of Act V, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose two journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i and ii and iii (together in one journal) and iv and v (together in another journal). If you want extra credit HW, you can do 5 journals, a journal for each scene. THIS IS DUE THIS FRIDAY (DECEMBER 15).
  • List #11--DUE FRIDAY, DEC. 15.
  • Today's Classwork script is due THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 18.
  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Tuesday, December 12 1.) Analyze and cite proverbs for Act IV of Henry IV Part I: Scene i=He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat (Napoleon I). It is easy to be brave from a safe distance (Aesop). Scene ii=A greedy person tries to get rich quick but it only leads to poverty. Scene iii=The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. Anyone can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way--that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy. Scene iv=The whole secret of successful fighting--get your enemy at a disadvantage and never fight him on equal terms.

    2.) Discuss and analyze the proverbs for Act IV.

    4.) Performances for Act IV Scene i (lines 111-136 when Hotspur declares a head-to-head battle between himself and Prince Harry), Scene ii (lines 48-79), Scene iii (lines 106-114), and Scene iv (if time permits).

    Students will analyze Shakespearean text in terms of themes/proverbs and performance. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act V and Translation of Act V, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose two journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i and ii and iii (together in one journal) and iv and v (together in another journal). If you want extra credit HW, you can do 5 journals, a journal for each scene. THIS IS DUE THIS FRIDAY (DECEMBER 15).
  • List #11--DUE FRIDAY, DEC. 15.
  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Monday, December 11 1.) Analyze and cite proverbs for Act IV Scenes i and ii of Henry IV Part I: Scene i=He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat (Napoleon I). It is easy to be brave from a safe distance (Aesop).

    2.) Finish introducing List #11.

    3.) Discuss and analyze the proverbs for Act IV Scenes i and ii.

    4.) Performances for Act IV Scene i (lines 111-136 when Hotspur declares a head-to-head battle between himself and Prince Harry) and Scene ii (lines 1-47 when Falstaff admits his bribery of rich soldiers and his draft of low-lifes).

    Students will improve their lexicon by analyzing vocabulary in context and analyze Shakespearean text in terms of themes/proverbs. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act V and Translation of Act V, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose two journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i and ii and iii (together in one journal) and iv and v (together in another journal). If you want extra credit HW, you can do 5 journals, a journal for each scene. THIS IS DUE THIS FRIDAY (DECEMBER 15).
  • List #11--DUE FRIDAY, DEC. 15.
  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Friday, December 8 1.) List #10 due.

    2.) Introduction and stories connected to List #11.

    3.) If time allows, performances/discussion for Act III in Henry IV Part I.

    Students will improve their lexicon by analyzing vocabulary in context. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act IV and Translation of Act IV, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii and iv (iii and iv can go together as one journal). If you want extra credit HW, you can do 4 journals, a journal for each scene. THIS IS DUE THIS MONDAY (DECEMBER 11).
  • List #11--DUE FRIDAY, DEC. 15.
  • EXTRA CREDIT: How to earn 5 extra points on your upcoming exam--Research plays in the NYC area (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and/or the Bronx) and see if you can find Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, and/or As You Like It playing in some kind of performance (like an off-Broadway play) in the near future (preferably before the end of January, though it could be playing before you graduate). If you find a performance of one of these plays and you are the first person to reveal this information to me, then you will earn the extra 5 points on your exam.
  • Thursday, December 7 1.) Interpret and analyze the Act III proverbs. Scene i=He that would be a leader must be a bridge (a Welsh proverb). Scene ii=If you want to know your past--look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future--look into your present actions. If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Scene iii=When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

    2.) Discuss Act III proverbs and make references to the text.

    Students will write for understanding of themes and plot summary in Henry IV Part I Act III Scenes i, ii, and iii. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #10--DUE TOMORROW: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8.
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act IV and Translation of Act IV, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii and iv (iii and iv can go together as one journal). THIS IS DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 11.
  • Wednesday, December 6 1.) Interpret and analyze the Act III proverbs. Scene i=He that would be a leader must be a bridge (a Welsh proverb). Scene ii=If you want to know your past--look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future--look into your present actions. If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Scene iii=TBD (to be determined)

    2.) Individually and with a partner, analyze and discuss how the Act III scenes i and ii proverbs connect to the text/plot of Act III.

    3.) Turn in Act III journals for scenes i, ii, and iii. After turning in journal HW, make up any missed HW and prepare for List #10.

    Students will write for understanding of themes and plot summary in Henry IV Part I Act III Scenes i, ii, and iii. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #10--DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8.
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act IV and Translation of Act IV, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii and iv (iii and iv can go together as one journal). THIS IS DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 11.
  • Tuesday, December 5 1.) Analysis of Act II proverbs. Scene i=A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches; a favorable reputation is better than gold. Scene ii=It takes a thief to catch a thief; it takes one to know one. Scene iii=To whom you tell your secret you surrender your freedom. A woman can't keep a secret nor let anyone else do it. Scene iv=Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

    2.) Discussion and analysis of Act II Scenes i, ii, and iii.

    3.) If time allows, performances and discussion on Act II Scenes ii and iii.

    Students will write for understanding of themes and plot summary in Henry IV Part I Act II Scenes i, ii, and iii. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act III and Translation of Act III, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii. THIS IS DUE TOMORROW--WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6.
  • List #10--due Friday, Dec. 8.
  • Monday, December 4 1.) Introduction of Act II proverbs. Scene i=A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches; a favorable reputation is better than gold. Scene ii=It takes a thief to catch a thief; it takes one to know one. [Scenes iii and iv will be discussed tomorrow].
    *Henry IV Part I Story: Ms. Conn's Story of Coincidence or Divine Intervention

    2.) Review Vocab. List #10

    3.) Discuss Act II Scenes i and ii.

    4.) Performances and evaluations of Act II Scenes i and ii.

    Students will write for understanding of themes and plot summary in Henry IV Part I Act II. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act III and Translation of Act III, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii. THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6.
  • List #10--due Friday, Dec. 8.
  • Friday, December 1 1.) In groups of three, create 20-word (exactly) summaries for each scene of Act I and, if time permits, Act II.

    2.) Sharing of 20 word summaries. Connect to the proverbs for Act I: Scene i=The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Scene ii= The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. Scene iii=Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
    Act II proverbs--any ideas?

    3.) Introduce Vocab. List #10

    4.) If time permits, Act II Scene ii performance and evaluation.

    Students will write for understanding of themes and plot summary in Henry IV Part I Acts I and II. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW:
    Read Henry IV Part I Act III and Translation of Act III, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose three journal entries (250 words or more) for scenes i, ii, and iii. THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6.
  • Thursday, November 30 1.) Upon completion of the Henry IV Part I "Dear Abby" assignment, exchange with a neighbor and read each other's advice request. Respond in the voice of "Abby"--the advice columnist. After completed, have your table read each other's "Dear Abbby" and determine the best piece that is worth sharing with the class. Sharing will then happen.

    2.) Sharing of best "Dear Abby" assignments.

    3.) Character portrayals and summary reflection on Act I and introductions for Act II.

    Students will write for understanding of characterization in Henry IV Part I Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act II and Translation of Act II, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose two journal entries (250 words or more): one journal entry for scenes i, ii, and iii and one journal entry for scene iv. If you turn in 4 journals (one for each scene), you have an opportunity to earn extra credit. THIS IS DUE TOMORROW-- FRIDAY (12/1).

    E7 Honors ONLY:

  • Write a 2-3 page paper (typed, double spaced, minimum of 500 words) on ONE of the following questions: How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your career path? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your identity? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to the world around you? You must use a minimum of 3 citations from previously read works in this class only (see Sonnets, Julius Caesar, and/or Henry IV Part I). Citations should be quoted accurately, using appropriate parenthetical references to Act, Scene, and Line #s. THIS IS DUE TOMORROW--FRIDAY (12/1) FOR HONORS STUDENTS ONLY.
  • Wednesday, November 29 1.) If necessary, finish the "Dear Abby" assignment: Here are the directions--Choose one of the following characters from Henry IV Part I to write in his voice: King Henry, Prince Hal, Falstaff, or Hotspur. Imagine you are one of the previously mentioned characters, and write to an advice column ("Dear Abby"). Explain your problems in detail, asking for much needed advice. You may want to use direct quotes from Act I. This "Dear Abby" should be 250 words or more.

    2.) Upon completion of the Henry IV Part I "Dear Abby" assignment, exchange with a neighbor and read each other's advice request. Respond in the voice of "Abby"--the advice columnist. After completed, have your table read each other's "Dear Abbby" and determine the best piece that is worth sharing with the class. Sharing will then happen.

    3.) Grades disseminated and Julius Caesar papers discussed and dispersed.

    Students will write for understanding of characterization in Henry IV Part I Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • "Dear Abby" Assignment MUST be turned in at the beginning of tomorrow's class, if not already done so. It should be a minimum of 250 words. Remember, you should have written in the voice of King Henry, Prince Hal, Falstaff or Hostpur.
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act II and Translation of Act II, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, scene iii and scene iv). THIS IS DUE FRIDAY (12/1).

    E7 Honors ONLY:

  • Write a 2-3 page paper (typed, double spaced, minimum of 500 words) on ONE of the following questions: How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your career path? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your identity? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to the world around you? You must use a minimum of 3 citations from previously read works in this class only (see Sonnets, Julius Caesar, and/or Henry IV Part I). Citations should be quoted accurately, using appropriate parenthetical references to Act, Scene, and Line #s. THIS IS DUE FRIDAY (12/1) FOR HONORS STUDENTS ONLY.
  • Tuesday, November 28 1.) Continue with the "Dear Abby" assignment: Here are the directions--Choose one of the following characters from Henry IV Part I to write in his voice: King Henry, Prince Hal, Falstaff, or Hotspur. Imagine you are one of the previously mentioned characters, and write to an advice column ("Dear Abby"). Explain your problems in detail, asking for much needed advice. You may want to use direct quotes from Act I. This "Dear Abby" should be 250 words or more.

    2.) Upon completion of the Henry IV Part I "Dear Abby" assignment, work on Act II HW journals.

    Students will write for understanding of characterization in Henry IV Part I Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act II and Translation of Act II, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, scene iii and scene iv). THIS IS DUE FRIDAY (12/1).

    E7 Honors ONLY:

  • Write a 2-3 page paper (typed, double spaced, minimum of 500 words) on ONE of the following questions: How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your career path? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your identity? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to the world around you? You must use a minimum of 3 citations from previously read works in this class only (see Sonnets, Julius Caesar, and/or Henry IV Part I). Citations should be quoted accurately, using appropriate parenthetical references to Act, Scene, and Line #s.
  • Monday, November 27 1.) Write a reflection and upcoming plans for your college application process. Suggested questions to answer: What did you accomplish over the Thanksgiving vacation that helped you make progress in your college application process? Are you satisfied with your college application process thus far? Are you meeting your expectations? Why/Why not? What still needs to be accomplished in this process?

    2.) Share reflections and plans for your college application process. Share with a neighbor. Share with class. Can teachers and/or peers assist you in your process? If so, how?

    3.) Choose one of the following characters from Henry IV Part I to write in his voice: King Henry, Prince Hal, Falstaff, or Hotspur. Imagine you are one of the previously mentioned characters, and write to an advice column ("Dear Abby"). Explain your problems in detail, asking for much needed advice. You may want to use direct quotes from Act I. This "Dear Abby" should be 250 words or more.

    4.) Upon completion of the Henry IV Part I "Dear Abby" assignment, exchange with a neighbor and read each other's advice request. Respond in the voice of "Abby"--the advice columnist. After completed, have your table read each other's "Dear Abbby" and determine the best piece that is worth sharing with the class. Sharing will occur tomorrow.

    Students will write for understanding/reflection of the college application process and understanding of characterization in Henry IV Part I Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act II and Translation of Act II, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, scene iii and scene iv). THIS IS DUE FRIDAY (12/1).

    E7 Honors ONLY:

  • Write a 2-3 page paper (typed, double spaced, minimum of 500 words) on ONE of the following questions: How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your career path? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to your identity? How are Shakespeare's works relevant to the world around you? You must use a minimum of 3 citations from previously read works in this class only (see Sonnets, Julius Caesar, and/or Henry IV Part I). Citations should be quoted accurately, using appropriate parenthetical references to Act, Scene, and Line #s.
  • Wednesday, November 22 1.) How would you depict the King's Court, the Rebels, and the Tavern Crew? Write your own description for each group and refer to specific lines in Act I of Henry IV Part I.

    2.) Discuss the depictions stated in #1.

    Students will improve their understanding of Shakespearean text by analyzing preconceived concepts. E7 and E7 Honors: Work on college applications! Enjoy Thanksgiving!
    Tuesday, November 21 1.) Why does Shakespeare open Henry IV Part I with themes of war, religion, conflict, and family? What do you believe came before this play, in Richard II (the play that precedes this one)? What do you predict will follow Act I Scene i?

    2.) Discuss the characterization of the King, Earl of Westmoreland, Hotspur, Prince Henry, Falstaff, Northumberland, Worcester, Poins and Sir Walter Blunt in Henry IV Part I Act I and Act II. Discuss their personality traits, referring to specific lines, and how each character would perform on stage (i.e. interact with other characters, stature/physical presence, tone of voice). Discuss themes by referring to lines as well.

    3.) Performance of Scenes i and ii in Act I of Henry IV Part I.

    4.) Review of Exam #2 questions and answers.

    Students will improve vocabulary acquisition and understanding of Shakespearean text. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE TOMORROW--WEDNESDAY (11/22).
  • Monday, November 20 1.) List #9 due: Socratic Questioning/Oral Quiz

    2.) With a partner, characterize the King, Earl of Westmoreland, Hotspur, Prince Henry, Falstaff, Northumberland, Worcester, Poins and Sir Walter Blunt in Henry IV Part I Act I. Determine their personality traits, referring to specific lines, and how each character would perform on stage (i.e. interact with other characters, stature/physical presence, tone of voice). Determine themes by referring to lines as well.

    Students will improve vocabulary acquisition and understanding of Shakespearean text. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY (11/22).
  • Friday, November 17 During my absence, do the following: 1.) Study List #9 individually or with a partner (there are printed versions available in class).

    2.) Read and prepare journals for Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE THIS UPCOMING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.

    Students will improve vocabulary acquisition and understanding of Shakespearean text. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #9 due Monday (11/20).
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
  • Thursday, November 16 1.) Discussion of Henry IV Part I: Analyze the Cartoon Handout, determining characters' roles, plot events, conflicts, and overall plot predictions. Discuss the journal entry students composed yesterday.

    2.) Reading and taking notes on Henry IV history.

    Students will be introduced to the characters, themes, plot events and conflicts of Henry IV Part I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #9 due Monday (11/20).
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
  • Wednesday, November 15 1.) Introduction of Henry IV Part I: Analyze the Cartoon Handout, determining characters' roles, plot events, conflicts, and overall plot predictions. Write a 250 word journal entry entitled "Pre-Analysis of Henry IV Part I: Cartoon Evaluation."

    2.) Discuss Cartoon Handout.

    Students will be introduced to the characters, themes, plot events and conflicts of Henry IV Part I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Finish writing your 250 word journal entry (in-class--see above) entitled "Pre-Analysis of Henry IV Part I: Cartoon Evaluation." THIS IS DUE TOMORROW--THURSDAY.
  • List #9 due next Monday (11/20).
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Henry IV Part I HW: Read Henry IV Part I Act I and Translation of Act I, courtesy of Spark Notes "No Fear" Shakespeare. Compose a journal entry (250 words or more) for each scene (scene i, scene ii, and scene iii). THIS IS DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
  • Tuesday, November 14 1.) Students will identify the challenges, knowledge acquired, thinking/brainstorming, and composition process for the Critical Analysis Paper.

    2.) Volunteer sharing/discussion on challenges, knowledge and composition process acquired from composing the Critical Analysis Paper.

    3.) Finish reviewing List #9, which is due next Monday (11/20).

    Students will be able think about their composition writing (metacognition) in order to better prepare for college level writing assignments. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #9 due next Monday (11/20).
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Monday, November 13 1.) Reiterate detailed requirements for Critical Analysis Paper on Julius Caesar (which is due tomorrow)--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.

    2.) Q & A on requirements for Critical Analysis Paper.

    3.) Introduce List #9, which is due next Monday (11/20).

    Students will be able to understand paper logistics in order to meet assessment requirements successfully. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TOMORROW--TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • List #9 due next Monday (11/20).
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Friday, November 10 1.) EXAM #2

    2.) Turn in revised college essays, hand in any late journals for Julius Caesar, and review requirements for the essay (due Tues. 11/14).

    Students will be assessed on Julius Caesar and Lists 5-8. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • College preparation HW: Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Thursday, November 9 1.) Discuss citations and themes that support the following proverbs:
    Act IV Scene i=Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
    Act IV Scene ii=A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
    Act IV Scene iii=There is no virtue so turly great and godlike as justice.
    Act IV Scene iii=There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
    Act V Scenes i-v=Let fate take its course. The end is near. Control your destiny or somebody else will. The dead add their strength and counsel to the living.

    2.) Performance and evaluation of the following: Brutus sees Caesar's Ghost (IV, iii, 313-325) and Brutus' death and Antony's honoring of Brutus (V, v, 50-87).

    Students will individually and cooperatively identify and discuss characters, citations and explanations of major themes in Acts IV and V in Julius Caesar. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Prepare for the upcoming exam (Friday, Nov. 10) on Julius Caesar and Lists 5-8. Remember, all journal entries must be turned in for each scene of the play.
  • College preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before TOMORROW--Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: TOMORROW--FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Wednesday, November 8 1.) Identify citations that support the following proverbs:
    Act IV Scene i=Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
    Act IV Scene ii=A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
    Act IV Scene iii=There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
    Act V Scenes i-v=Let fate take its course. The end is near. Control your destiny or somebody else will. The dead add their strength and counsel to the living.

    2.) Discuss/Share citations that support the proverbs for Acts IV and V.

    Students will individually and cooperatively identify characters, citations and explanations of major themes in Acts IV and V in Julius Caesar. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Prepare for the upcoming exam (Friday, Nov. 10) on Julius Caesar and Lists 5-8. Remember, all journal entries must be turned in for each scene of the play.
  • College preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before THIS Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Tuesday, November 7 NO SCHOOL--ELECTION DAY. Students will individually and cooperatively prepare for the upcoming exam and other assignments due. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Finish the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by TOMORROW--Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must also write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from Acts IV and V in your journals.
  • College preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before THIS Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Monday, November 6 1.) Work Period: Prepare for Friday's Exam--study Lists 5-8 and use review outline to help prepare for assessment of Julius Caesar. Students will individually and cooperatively prepare for the upcoming exa. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Finish the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by THIS Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must also write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from Acts IV and V in your journals.
  • College preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before THIS Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Friday, November 3 1.) List #7 due: Socratic Questioning.

    2.) List #8 introduced.

    3.) Exam #2 Review Outline discussed.

    Students will be assessed on vocabulary learned. Exam preparation will be discussed. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • Finish the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must also write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from Acts IV and V in your journals.
  • College preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Thursday, November 2 1.) Review Julius Caesar Critical Analysis Paper: E7 Requirements / E7 Honors Requirements Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students. Students will review requirements and expectations for successful composition of Critical Analysis Paper. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #7 due TOMORROW.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review HERE!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Wednesday, November 1 1.)Discuss citations (direct quotes) that support the following proverbs for Act III:
    Scene i=Every man is his own worst enemy. A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
    Scene ii=Strike while the iron is hot. The nose of a mob is its imagination; by this, at any time, ita can be quietly led (by Edgar Allan Poe). Revenge is sweet.
    Scene iii=The mob has many heads but no brains.

    2.) Some performances and evaluations of Act III.

    3.) Introduction of Julius Caesar Critical Analysis Paper: E7 Requirements / E7 Honors Requirements Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.

    Students will analyze Shakespearean text and understand major themes. Students will review requirements for Critical Analysis Paper. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #7 due Friday.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review coming soon!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH--E7 Requirements/E7 Honors Requirements, Rubric, Sample Critical Analysis Papers--from Dartmouth College students.
  • Tuesday, October 31 Periods 6 and 7 only:
    List #7 introduced.

    All classes:
    1.)Identify citations (direct quotes) that support the following proverbs for Act III:
    Scene i=Every man is his own worst enemy. A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
    Scene ii=Strike while the iron is hot. The nose of a mob is its imagination; by this, at any time, ita can be quietly led (by Edgar Allan Poe). Revenge is sweet.
    Scene iii=The mob has many heads but no brains.

    4.)Review/Discuss proverbs and citations for each scene in Act III.

    5.) Some performances and evaluations of Act III.

    Students will expand their lexicon and apply their newfound vocabulary skills to contextual use. Students will analyze Shakespearean text and understand major themes. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #7 due Friday.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review coming soon!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH (requirements & rubric coming soon!)
  • Monday, October 30 Periods 6 and 7 only:
    1.) List #6 due today: Socratic Questioning.

    2.) List #7 introduced.

    All classes:
    3.)Identify citations (direct quotes) that support the following proverbs for Act III:
    Scene i=Every man is his own worst enemy. A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
    Scene ii=Strike while the iron is hot. The nose of a mob is its imagination; by this, at any time, ita can be quietly led (by Edgar Allan Poe). Revenge is sweet.
    Scene iii=The mob has many heads but no brains.

    4.)Review/Discuss proverbs and citations for each scene in Act III. Share/Discuss journal entries for each scene in Act III.

    Students will expand their lexicon and apply their newfound vocabulary skills to contextual use. Students will analyze Shakespearean text and understand major themes. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • List #7 due Friday.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review coming soon!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH (requirements & rubric coming soon!)
  • Friday, October 27 1.) List #6 due today: Socratic Questioning.

    2.) List #7 introduced.

    Students will expand their lexicon and apply their newfound vocabulary skills to contextual use. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE MONDAY: List #6--for periods 6 and 7 ONLY.
  • DUE MONDAY: Act III must be read and three journals (for each scene) turned in by Monday, October 30th.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and Act II of Julius Caesar and write a journal entry for each scene.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • MAJOR EXAM: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH (review coming soon!)
  • MAJOR PAPER DUE DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH (requirements & rubric coming soon!)
  • Thursday, October 26 1.) Discuss/Share citations (quotes) from Act II of Julius Caesar that support the following proverbs: Scene i=Run with the wolves and you learn to howl. Nothing is as burdensome as a secret. Scene ii=A woman just knows. The bait reels in the victim. Scene iii and iv=Beware--danger ahead!

    2.) Performance and evaluation of Act II Scene ii: the opening scene between Caesar and Calpurnia.

    Students will examine textual interpretation for Act II. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW: List #6. If our class does not meet on Friday (due to parent-teacher conferences), then List #6 will be due on Monday.
  • DUE MONDAY: Act III must be read and three journals turned in by Monday, October 30th.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and Act II of Julius Caesar and write a journal entry for each scene.
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Wednesday, October 25 1.) Identify citations (quotes) from Act II of Julius Caesar that support the following proverbs: Scene i=Run with the wolves and you learn to howl. Nothing is as burdensome as a secret. Scene ii=A woman just knows. The bait reels in the victim. Scene iii and iv=Beware--danger ahead!

    2.) Turn in HW journals for Act II.

    Students will examine textual interpretation for Act II. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE FRIDAY: List #6. If our class does not meet on Friday (due to parent-teacher conferences), then List #6 will be due on Monday.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and Act II of Julius Caesar. and write a journal entry for each scene (i, ii, and iii/iv).
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act III must be read and three journals turned in by Monday, October 30th. Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Tuesday, October 24 1.) Read and prepare your assigned character roles for Act II Scene i of Julius Caesar.

    2.) Performance of Act II Scene i of Julius Caesar. Evaluation of performance and textual analysis.

    3.) Review HW assignments.

    Students will examine textual interpretation and performance analysis in Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW: Read Act II of Julius Caesar--due Wednesday, October 25th. Complete a journal entry for each scene--i, ii, and iii/iv (complete one journal entry for scenes iii and iv). Remember, a journal entry is a reflection of the text and should include thoughts/feelings and personal analysis of the text (avoid plot summary only). Also, it is recommended to include citations (direct quotes) from each scene in your journals. Choose citations that you feel are significant and/or interesting to you. Comment on those citations. Remember, a journal entry should be a minimum of 250 words or more. PRINT OUT ACT II AND BRING TO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY.
  • DUE FRIDAY: List #6. If our class does not meet on Friday (due to parent-teacher conferences), then List #6 will be due on Monday.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and write a journal entry for each scene (i, ii, and iii).
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act III must be read by Monday, October 30th. Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Monday, October 23 1.) Identify citations (quotes) from each scene of Act I that support the following proverbs: Scene i=What goes up must come down, Scene ii=The weakest are easiest manipulated. Greed is the root of all evil. How the mighty fall. Scene iii=All because I didn't heed the warning signs. Leaders grow; they are not made. Be ready to share the meaning of your quote and why you chose it.

    2.) Share your chosen citations and discuss.

    3.) Review HW assignments.

    Students will identify and analyze textual interpretation and specific citations in Act I. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE WEDNESDAY: Read Act II of Julius Caesar--due Wednesday, October 25th. Complete a journal entry for each scene--i, ii, and iii/iv (complete one journal entry for scenes iii and iv). Remember, a journal entry is a reflection of the text and should include thoughts/feelings and personal analysis of the text (avoid plot summary only). Also, it is recommended to include citations (direct quotes) from each scene in your journals. Choose citations that you feel are significant and/or interesting to you. Comment on those citations. Remember, a journal entry should be a minimum of 250 words or more. PRINT OUT ACT II AND BRING TO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY.
  • DUE FRIDAY: List #6. If our class does not meet on Friday (due to parent-teacher conferences), then List #6 will be due on Monday.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and write a journal entry for each scene (i, ii, and iii).
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act III must be read by Monday, October 30th. Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Wednesday, November 8th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. It is also recommended to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer (at least 1 recommendation should be from a teacher) recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Friday, October 20 1.) List #5 due: Socratic questioning.

    2.) List #6 introduction.

    3.) Examine the proverbs (well known sayings) for Act I. Each proverb signifies a topic for the scene. Students should be able to identify evidence, plot events and characterization that support the proverbs.

  • Scene i=What goes up must come down.
  • Scene ii=The weakest are easiest manipulated. Greed is the root of all evil. How the mighty fall.
  • Scene iii=All because I didn't heed the warning signs. Leaders grow; they are not made.
  • Students will look closely at text interpretation in Act I, using proverbs/cliches to guide their understanding. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE WEDNESDAY: Read Act II of Julius Caesar--due Wednesday, October 25th. Complete a journal entry for each scene--i, ii, and iii/iv (complete one journal entry for scenes iii and iv). Remember, a journal entry is a reflection of the text and should include thoughts/feelings and personal analysis of the text (avoid plot summary only). Also, include citations (direct quotes) from each scene in your journals. Choose citations that you feel are significant and/or interesting to you. Comment on those citations. Remember, a journal entry should be a minimum of 250 words or more.
  • Due Next Friday: List #6.
  • If you are still behind in the reading of Julius Caesar, you should make sure to read Act I and write a journal entry for each scene (i, ii, and iii).
  • LOOKING AHEAD in the reading of Julius Caesar: Act III must be read by Monday, October 30th. Act IV and Act V (this will conclude the play) must be read by Tuesday, November 7th. Remember, you must write a journal entry for each scene of the play. You will also be expected to cite quotations from the play for Acts II, III, IV and V.
  • LOOKING AHEAD at college preparation HW: Your revised college essay is due on or before Friday, November 10th. Two teacher/employer recommendations (my recommendation will not count) are due on or before Tuesday, November 21. Recommendations must be written on official letterhead with a teacher/employer signature.
  • Thursday, October 19 1.) Character Analysis: Looking at the language in Act I Scenes II and III, identify text and interpret the behavior and personality depictions of Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, and Casca. Work with a partner, if you so choose.

    2.) Discuss Character Analysis and plot's events in Act I Scenes II and III.

    3.) Select performances of Act I Scenes II and III, analyzing character portrayals, actions and expressions.

    Students will look closely at text interpretation and performance of Act I. Students will understand text--through reading comprehension and performance. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • If you have not done so already, read and write journals for Act I, Scenes I, II, and III. See previous days for links to each scene.
  • DUE TOMORROW (FRI.): List #5. Know the definitions, parts of speech and how to use each vocabulary word in a sentence correctly.
  • Wednesday, October 18 BRONX ZOO TRIP. E7 and E7 Honors:
  • If you have not done so already, read and write journals for Act I, Scenes I, II, and III. See previous days for links to each scene.
  • DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20: List #5. Know the definitions, parts of speech and how to use each vocabulary word in a sentence correctly.
  • Tuesday, October 17 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Reflect on the importance of Act I Scene I and Act I Scene II.

    2.) Perform a scene from Act I Scene II.

    3.) Examine character development of Julius Caesar, his supporters and naysayers.

    4.) Review Essay Grades.

  • How can we obtain essential information on the introduction of the play, Julius Caesar? Students will be introduced to the reading and evaluation of the play, Julius Casear. Students will demonstrate listening comprehension skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20: List #5. Know the definitions, parts of speech and how to use each vocabulary word in a sentence correctly.
  • Monday, October 16 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Introduce and act out Act I, Scene I. Introduce a summary and reflection of Act I Scene I, Act I Scene II, and Act I Scene III of Julius Caesar. HW Reminder: For each scene, write a 250 word minimum journal entry (handwritten--about 2-3 pages; typed--about 2 pages). A journal entry should reflect your (or a character in the scene) thoughts/feelings, personal, textual or previous experience/knowledge connections, important characters and events. A journal entry is not a summary of the scene, but rather a diary type of writing in which reflections on the text are expressed.

    2.) Review Exam Grades.

  • How can we obtain essential information on the introduction of the play, Julius Caesar? Students will be introduced to the reading and evaluation of the play, Julius Casear. Students will demonstrate listening comprehension skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW: Read Act I Scene I, Act I Scene II, and Act I Scene III of Julius Caesar. For each scene, write a 250 word minimum journal entry (handwritten--about 2-3 pages; typed--about 2 pages). A journal entry should reflect your (or a character in the scene) thoughts/feelings, personal, textual or previous experience/knowledge connections, important characters and events. A journal entry is not a summary of the scene, but rather a diary type of writing in which reflections on the text are expressed.
  • DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20: List #5. Know the definitions, parts of speech and how to use each vocabulary word in a sentence correctly.
  • Friday, October 13 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Introduce List #5.

    2.) Discuss Journal Entry on Julius Caesar, the man, the dictator. Remember, a journal entry is 250 words or more, and should be a reflection on the reading of History of Julius Caesar--Wikipedia research.

    3.) Introduce Act I Scene I of Julius Caesar.

  • How can we obtain essential information on the history of the life of Julius Caesar? Students will be introduced to the reading and evaluation of text on Julius Casear, the man and dictator. Students will demonstrate reading comprehension skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17: Read Act I Scene I, Act I Scene II, and Act I Scene III of Julius Caesar. For each scene, write a 250 word minimum journal entry (handwritten--about 2-3 pages; typed--about 2 pages). A journal entry should reflect your (or a character in the scene) thoughts/feelings, personal, textual or previous experience/knowledge connections, important characters and events. A journal entry is not a summary of the scene, but rather a diary type of writing in which reflections on the text are expressed.
  • DUE NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20: List #5. Know the definitions, parts of speech and how to use each vocabulary word in a sentence correctly.
  • Thursday, October 12 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Journal Entry on Julius Caesar, the man, the dictator. Remember, a journal entry is 250 words or more, and should be a reflection on the reading of History of Julius Caesar--Wikipedia research. If not finished with this journal entry, complete it for HW.

  • How can we obtain essential information on the history of the life of Julius Caesar? Students will be introduced to the reading and evaluation of text on Julius Casear, the man and dictator. Students will demonstrate reading comprehension skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW: Finish the Journal Entry on the reading of Julius Caesar (see classwork).
  • DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17: Read Act I Scene I, Act I Scene II, and Act I Scene III of Julius Caesar. For each scene, write a 250 word minimum journal entry (handwritten--about 2-3 pages; typed--about 2 pages). A journal entry should reflect your (or a character in the scene) thoughts/feelings, personal, textual or previous experience/knowledge connections, important characters and events. A journal entry is not a summary of the scene, but rather a diary type of writing in which reflections on the text are expressed.
  • Wednesday, October 11 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) HW introduction

    2.) CUNY guest speaker: Lecture on CUNY application process and requirements for admission.

  • How can we obtain essential information on applying to CUNY and the history of the life of Julius Caesar? Students will be introduced to the reading and evaluation of text on Julius Casear, the man and dictator. Students will demonstrate listening skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • DUE TOMORROW: Read History of Julius Caesar--Wikipedia research. Questions to think about during the reading: Based on the history of Julius Caesear and your knowledge of Shakespeare's background, why did Shakespeare choose to write a play about Julius Caesar? What personality type would describe Julius Caesar? How do you believe Caesar's childhood and family background affected his leadership in Rome? How do you imagine Caesar's people (this includes his supporters, his negators, and his neutral citizens) responded to Caesar's choices/actions as leader of Rome? How would you depict Caesar's relationships (friendships, romantic relationships, family)? Be prepared to discuss the text above in class tomorrow.
  • DUE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17: Read Act I Scene I, Act I Scene II, and Act I Scene III of Julius Caesar. For each scene, write a 250 word minimum journal entry (handwritten--about 2-3 pages; typed--about 2 pages). A journal entry should reflect your (or a character in the scene) thoughts/feelings, personal, textual or previous experience/knowledge connections, important characters and events. A journal entry is not a summary of the scene, but rather a diary type of writing in which reflections on the text are expressed.
  • Tuesday, October 10 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) E7/E7 Honors Exam #1 (30% of marking period 1 grade)

  • How can material learned (resume writing, college essay writing, vocabulary lists 1-4, Shakespeare's Sonnets, and Shakespeare's Life and Times) be assessed properly? Students will be assessed on literary analysis, listening, note-taking, and review of documents.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • None, due to today's exam. Work on your college application process.
  • Friday, October 6 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Vocabulary List #4 due today: Socratic Questioning.

    2.) Finish Presentations: Students' Introduction of Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Note-taking is expected and highly recommended. All students are accountable for the presentations given by their classmates.

  • How can we conduct and present sophisticated research on Shakespeare's Life and Times? Students will work on oral and written communication skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • First Marking Period Exam (value=30% of your grade)-this upcoming Tuesday, October 10th. It is cumulative (everything learned from Day 1--September 5th) and will include Vocabulary Lists 1-4. See the Exam Review Sheet.
  • Thursday, October 5 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Presentations: Students' Introduction of Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Note-taking is expected and highly recommended. All students are accountable for the presentations given by their classmates.

    2.) Exam Review Sheet disseminated and discussed.

  • How can we conduct and present sophisticated research on Shakespeare's Life and Times? Students will work on oral and written communication skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • First Marking Period Exam (value=30% of your grade)-Tuesday, October 10th. It is cumulative (everything learned from Day 1--September 5th) and will include Vocabulary Lists 1-4. See the Exam Review Sheet.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #4--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by tomorrow-Friday. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment. To better prepare for List #4, read this SAT reading passage with List #4 vocabulary used.
  • Wednesday, October 4 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Presentations: Students' Introduction of Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Only the following website URLs are permitted: .edu, .gov, or .org. You will present a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum) research. All students will take notes on the presentations, which include the following topics: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.

  • How can we conduct and present sophisticated research on Shakespeare's Life and Times? Students will work on oral and written communication skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • First Marking Period Exam (value=30% of your grade)-Tuesday, October 10th. It is cumulative (everything learned from Day 1--September 5th) and will include Vocabulary Lists 1-4.
  • Preparation and Study of Shakespeare's Research Presentations, which will be given TODAY and throughout the rest of this week (student presentations will be chosen at random). YOU ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE NOTES AND LEARN THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IN YOUR CLASS, BY YOUR CLASSMATES. Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Internet research requires that you only use a .edu, .gov, or .org website address and that you provide the website addresses where you found evidence for your research topic (assigned during class). You will be expected to find a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum) research in which you make sense/organize your findings (in your own words) and present learned information to your classmates. The topics are as follows: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #4--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment. To better prepare for List #4, read this SAT reading passage with List #4 vocabulary used.
  • Tuesday, October 3 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.)Presentation Preparation: With a partner, practice your presentation, focusing on eye contact, ease with subject material and vocal tone.

    2.) Presentations: Introduction of Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Only the following website URLs are permitted: .edu, .gov, or .org. You will be expected to present a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum) research. All students will take notes on the presentations, which include the following topics: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.

  • How can we conduct and present sophisticated research on Shakespeare's Life and Times? Students will work on oral and written communication skills.
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • First Marking Period Exam (value=30% of your grade)-Tuesday, October 10th. It is cumulative (everything learned from Day 1--September 5th) and will include Vocabulary Lists 1-4.
  • Shakespeare's Research Presentation--due TODAY. Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Internet research requires that you only use a .edu, .gov, or .org website address and that you provide the website addresses where you found evidence for your research topic (assigned during class). You will be expected to find a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum), research and present your learned information on Tuesday. The topics are as follows: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #4--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment. Read this SAT reading passage with List #4 vocabulary used.
  • Friday, September 29 E7 and E7 Honors:

    1.) Vocabulary List #3 HW: Socratic Questioning due today. Introduce Vocabulary List #4. See this SAT reading passage with List #4 vocabulary used.

    2.) Introduction of Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. For this assignment, you will conduct internet research and only use a .edu, .gov, or .org website and provide the website addresses where you found evidence for your research topic (chosen during class). You will be expected to find a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum) research and present your learned information on Tuesday. The topics are as follows: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.

  • How can we improve our lexicon of vocabulary and conduct sophisticated internet research?
  • E7 and E7 Honors:
  • First Marking Period Exam (value=30% of your grade)-Tuesday, October 10th. It is cumulative (everything learned from Day 1--September 5th) and will include Vocabulary Lists 1-4.
  • Shakespeare's Research Presentation--due Tuesday, October 3rd. Shakespeare's Life and Times--Internet Research Topics. Internet research requires that you only use a .edu, .gov, or .org website address and that you provide the website addresses where you found evidence for your research topic (assigned during class). You will be expected to find a minimum of 2 pages typed or handwritten (250 word minimum), research and present your learned information on Tuesday. The topics are as follows: Shakespeare's wealth and social status (during his lifetime), records/documents of Shakespeare's life, records/documents of Shakespeare's family's (parents, wife, and children) lives, Shakespeare's education, Shakespeare's father (John), Shakespeare's mother (Mary), Religion during the Elizabethan Era (the time in which he lived), Religion in Shakespeare's Family, Actors during Shakespeare's lifetime, Theater during Shakespeare's lifetime, Health/Disease during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare's wife (Anne Hathaway) and their marital relationship, Shakespeare's children.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #4--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by NEXT FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment. Read this SAT reading passage with List #4 vocabulary used.
  • Thursday, September 28 E7 ONLY:
    1.) Finish analysis of Sonnet: Act I Scene V from Romeo and Juliet. Re-read this sonnet individually and then aloud. Finish determining the following: religious imagery, metaphors, purpose/appropriateness of the sonnet's placement in the play, the couplet's commentary on the rest of the sonnet, themes, the character roles of Romeo and Juliet (based on the 14 lines of the sonnet), and rhyme scheme.

    2.) Note-taking on teacher lecture of An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets: Taken from English 366 at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC. Review new information regarding Shakespeare's sonnets, confirmations, and overall impressions of Shakespeare's sonnets. E7 Honors ONLY:
    1.) Finish analysis of Sonnet: Act I Scene V from Romeo and Juliet. Re-read this sonnet individually and then aloud. Finish determining the following: religious imagery, metaphors, purpose/appropriateness of the sonnet's placement in the play, the couplet's commentary on the rest of the sonnet, themes, the character roles of Romeo and Juliet (based on the 14 lines of the sonnet), rhyme scheme, language choice, stage directions.

    2.) Reading of An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets: Taken from English 366 at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC. Discuss new information regarding Shakespeare's sonnets, confirmations, and overall impressions of Shakespeare's sonnets.

  • How can we recognize structure, style, and poetic techniques in Shakespeare's sonnets?

  • E7 and E7 Honors: SAT Vocabulary List #3--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by TOMORROW. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment DUE TOMORROW.
  • Wednesday, September 27 E7 ONLY:
    1.) Poetry Readings: Volunteer sharing of personal sonnets. Class reactions/opinions and analysis of poetry (techniques employed, compare/contrast to Shakespeare's sonnets, themes evident).

    2.) Sonnet: Act I Scene V from Romeo and Juliet--Read this sonnet individually and then aloud (in performance mode). Determine the following: religious imagery, metaphors, purpose/appropriateness for the sonnet's placement in the play, the couplet's commentary on the rest of the sonnet, the roles of Romeo and Juliet (based on the 14 lines of the sonnet), and rhyme scheme.

    E7 Honors ONLY:
    1.) Sonnet: Act I Scene V from Romeo and Juliet--Read this sonnet individually and then aloud (in performance mode). Determine the following: religious imagery, metaphors, purpose/appropriateness for the sonnet's placement in the play, the couplet's commentary on the rest of the sonnet, the roles and personality types of Romeo and Juliet (based on the 14 lines of the sonnet), language choice, stage directions.

    2.) Reading of An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets: Taken from English 366 at Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC. Discuss new discoveries, confirmations, and overall impressions of Shakespeare's sonnets.

  • How can we recognize structure, style, and poetic techniques in Shakespeare's sonnets?

  • E7 and E7 Honors: SAT Vocabulary List #3--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment DUE FRIDAY.
  • Tuesday, September 26 E7 ONLY:
    1.) Directions--Write your own personal sonnet, one that models the structure (iambic pentameter, 14 lines, 3 quatrains and 1 couplet, octave and sestet), rhyme scheme, and a minimum of three poetic techniques used in one of the Shakespearean sonnets studied in class thus far (1, 18, 29, 130). You will finish this in class today. If you need help with a topic for your sonnet, check out this list of Themes.

    2.) Work Period: Sonnet Writing.

    E7 Honors ONLY:
    1.) Small Groups: Read your personal sonnet to a group of 3-4 trusted classmates. Show your personal sonnet to these classmates, have them identify poetic techniques, ask them to share their reactions/opinions, and compare/contrast the personal sonnet to Shakespeare's sonnets.

    2.) Large Group Discussion: What was valuable from the experience of writing your own personal sonnet? What did you learn from reading and analyzing your classmates' personal sonnets?

  • How can we effectively emulate Shakespeare's style and structure of the sonnet in our own personal sonnets?

  • E7 and E7 Honors: SAT Vocabulary List #3--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment DUE FRIDAY.
  • E7 ONLY: Update resumes, correcting teacher edits. Resumes-Draft #2--DUE TOMORROW.
  • Monday, September 25 1.) Continue with "Sonnet 130": Reading, Interpretation, Structure and Style of "Sonnet 130", poetic techniques--alliteration, imagery, appeal to the senses, repetition, and themes.

    2.) Resume Updates: Return resumes, with teacher edits, and review common errors and suggestions for improvement.

    3.)E7 Honors ONLY: Discussion of chosen sonnets, examining themes and purpose for choice.

  • How can we effectively interpret and analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 130, as well as identify commonly used poetic techniques?

  • E7 and E7 Honors: SAT Vocabulary List #3--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment DUE FRIDAY.
  • E7 ONLY: Update resumes, correcting teacher edits. Resumes-Draft #2--DUE WEDNESDAY.
  • E7 Honors ONLY: Write your own sonnet, one that models the structure, rhyme scheme, and a minimum of three poetic techniques used in one of the Shakespearean sonnets studied in class thus far (1, 18, 29, 130). This is DUE TOMORROW. If you need help with a topic for your sonnet, check out this list of Themes (courtesy of Corina Tolamaa).
  • Friday, September 22 1.) Vocabulary List #2 HW: Socratic Questioning Due. Introduce Vocabulary List #3.

    2.) Introduction of "Sonnet 130": Reading, Interpretation, Structure and Style of "Sonnet 130", poetic techniques (alliteration, imagery, appeal to the senses, repetition, etc.).

    3.)E7 Honors ONLY: Turn in Sonnets with interpretation and purpose for choice.

  • How can we effectively interpret and analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 130?

  • SAT Vocabulary List #3--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by NEXT FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • E7 Honors ONLY: Write your own sonnet, one that models the structure, rhyme scheme, and a minimum of three poetic techniques used in one of the Shakespearean sonnets studied in class thus far (1, 18, 29, 130). This is due Monday. If you need help with a topic for your sonnet, check out this list of Themes (courtesy of Corina Tolamaa).
  • Thursday, September 21 1.)Sonnet 29: Finish identifying themes, organization of the first octave (first 8 lines) and sestet (last quatrain and couplet=last 6 lines), and iambic pentameter.

    2.) Discussion: Making assumptions about Shakespeare's life and times influencing the subject matter in Sonnet 29. Comparisons between Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 29.

    3.) Introduction of "Sonnet 130": Reading, Interpretation, Structure and Style of "Sonnet 130".

  • How can we effectively interpret and analyze Shakespeare's Sonnets 29, 18, and 130?

  • SAT Vocabulary List #2--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by TOMORROW. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • E7 Honors: Find a Shakespearean Sonnet (exclude Sonnets 1, 18, 29, and 130) that you would like to share for Friday's class--BRING IT IN TOMORROW. Be ready to explain major themes, your reasons for choosing the poem (what appealed to you), and be able to recite the poem in the rhythmic pattern of iambic pentameter.
  • Wednesday, September 20 1.)Sonnet 29: write personal interpretation, examine the paraphrase poetic techniques--speaker's mood, imagery, repetition, personification, alliteration, and assonanceÍÔimilar vowel sounds in accented syllablesÍÇor example, the short ÅÆ¡¦sound in the phrases Ÿhen sessions¡¦and ÅÓemembrance¡¦ In this case, the short ÅÆ¡¦sound helps unify the sonnet, for the assonant sound both beginsÍôWhenÇ÷and concludesÍôendÇ÷the sonnet. Also, we will look at themes, organization of the first octave (first 8 lines) and last quatrain and couplet (last 6 lines), and iambic pentameter.

    2.) Discussion of Shakespeare's life and times influencing the subject matter in Sonnet 29.

    3.) Comparisons between Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 29.

    * Note: Sonnet 130 and courting sonnet from Romeo and Juliet--to be read later in the week.

  • How can we effectively analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 and find similarities to Sonnet 18?

  • SAT Vocabulary List #2--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • E7 Honors: Find a Shakespearean Sonnet (exclude Sonnets I, XVIII, XXIV, and CXXX) that you would like to share for Friday's class. Be ready to explain major themes, why you chose the poem (what appealed to you), and be able to read the poem in the rhythmic pattern of iambic pentameter.
  • Tuesday, September 19 1.) Sonnet 18: Continue with our focus poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave (first 8 lines) and last quatrain and couplet (last 6 lines).

    2.)E7 Honors only--More thorough analysis of Sonnet 18, without using the paraphrase. Identify poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave and last quatrain and couplet.

    3.) Iambic Pentameter intro.

  • How can we effectively analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 18?

  • SAT Vocabulary List #2--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • Honors HW: Updated Resume due TODAY.
  • Monday, September 18 1.) We will continue a reading and interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most famous sonnets, Sonnet 18. Following our interpretation on the text, we will then look at the paraphrase. Description of poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave (first 8 lines) and last quatrain and couplet (last 6 lines).

    2.)E7 Honors only--More thorough analysis of Sonnet 18, without using the paraphrase. Identify poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave and last quatrain and couplet.

    3.) Iambic Pentameter intro.

  • How can we effectively analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 18?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 WAS DUE TODAY. FOR EACH DAY LATE, YOU WILL LOSE 10 POINTS. Requirements: 500 word minimum (no more than 3 pages long), typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though choose a topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness and what you can offer the colleges you apply to). Use the College Essay Rubric to guide you.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #2--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by THIS FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • Honors HW: Updated Resume due Tuesday.
  • Friday, September 15 1.) SAT Vocabulary List #1--Socratic method questioning to determine if students learned the vocabulary, their definitions and appropriateness in sentence form.

    2.) SAT Vocabulary List #2 is given to students. Words should be learned by next Friday (September 22).

    3.) We will begin to read and interpret one of Shakespeare's most famous sonnets, Sonnet 18. Following our interpretation on the text, we will then look at the paraphrase. Description of poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave (first 8 lines) and last quatrain and couplet (last 6 lines).

    4.)E7 Honors only--More thorough analysis of Sonnet 18, without using the paraphrase. Identify poetic techniques, themes, and organization of the first octave and last quatrain and couplet.

  • How do you improve your lexicon and analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 18?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 due Monday. Requirements: 500 word minimum (no more than 3 pages long), typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though choose a topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness and what you can offer the colleges you apply to). Use the College Essay Rubric to guide you. FOR EACH DAY LATE, YOU WILL LOSE 10 POINTS.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #2--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by NEXT FRIDAY. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words.
  • Honors HW: Updated Resume due Tuesday.
  • Thursday, September 14 1.) Discuss details of the College Essay Rubric. This is the grading procedure of the College Essay--Draft #1.

    2.) Brainstorming of students' college essay topics--this will help begin the writing process.

    3.)E7 Honors--We will begin to read and interpret one of Shakespeare's most famous sonnets, Sonnet 18. Following our interpretation on the text, we will then look at the paraphrase.

  • What are the writing process and standards for a successful college essay?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 due Monday, September 18th. Requirements: 500 word minimum, typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though choose a topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness and what you can offer the colleges you apply to). Use the College Essay Rubric to guide you.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #1--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by TOMORROW. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words. Remember, you will be asked a random word from the list in class TOMORROW.
  • Wednesday, September 13 1.) Read and discuss Expert Advice on Writing the College Essay.

    2.) Introduce College Essay Rubric. Examine the grading procedure of the College Essay--Draft #1.

    3.) Identify Do's and Don't's of writing the college essay (the Do's and Don't's will be identified through close note-taking of the Expert Advice). Use the Expert Advice and Sample College Essays and College Essay Rubric.

  • How do we compose a successful college essay?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 due Monday, September 18th. Requirements: 500 word minimum, typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though choose a topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness and what you can offer the colleges you apply to). Use the College Essay Rubric to guide you.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #1--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by this Friday, September 15. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words. Remember, you will be asked a random word from the list in class on Friday.
  • Tuesday, September 12 1.) Continue review of Sample College Essays and Expert Advice. Examine organization of ideas, supporting details, language/word choices, connection to specific college, and advice from University of Virginia Office of Admissions.

    2.) Introduce College Essay Rubric. Discuss and examine the grading procedure of the College Essay--Draft #1.

  • How do we compose a successful college essay?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 due Monday, September 18th. Requirements: 500 word minimum, typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though some topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness). Use the College Essay Rubric to guide you.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #1--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by this Friday, September 15. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words. Remember, you will be asked a random word from the list in class on Friday.
  • Monday, September 11 1.) Exchange resumes. Share/Discuss strengths in format, style, personal/professional experience, activities, skills, etc. Share/Discuss areas needing improvement.

    2.) Mini-discussion of resume composition and final products.

    3.) Review Sample College Essays and Expert Advice. Examine organization of ideas, supporting details, language/word choices, connection to specific college, and advice from University of Virginia Office of Admissions.

  • How do we create a professional resume?

  • College Essay--Draft #1 due Monday, September 18th. Requirements: 500 word minimum, typed, double spaced, topic=your choice (though some topic that reveals your strengths and uniqueness).
  • SAT Vocabulary List #1--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by this Friday, September 15. Also, know how to use each word in a sentence. This is a HW assignment--to study the vocabulary words. Remember, you will be asked a random word from the list in class on Friday.
  • Friday, September 8 1.) Continue discussion of resume writing through analysis of sample resumes. Take notes on formatting, style, and organization of strong resumes.

    2.) Read and take notes on resume writing tips.

    3.) SAT Vocabulary List #1

    4.) If time permits, read and edit sample student resumes.

  • How do we create a professional resume?

  • Professional Resume will be due on Monday, September 11th. See sample resumes as templates. Resume must be typed in 12 point font, follow the sample resume formats, and suggested resume writing tips.
  • SAT Vocabulary List #1--Learn all words, definitions and parts of speech by next Friday, September 15.
  • Thursday, September 7 1.) Examine the importance of Sonnet 1, the speaker, the messages/themes of the poem, personal connections to the poem, language and literary techniques (rhyme scheme and metaphors), and overall analysis of Sonnet 1.

    2.) Introduction of resume writing through analysis of sample resumes and resume writing tips.

  • How is Shakespearean language introduced through his poetry? How do we best represent work/school experience in resume formats?

  • Professional Resume will be due on Monday, September 11th. See sample resumes as templates. Resume must be typed in 12 point font, follow the sample resume formats, and suggested resume writing tips.
  • Wednesday, September 6 1.)PERIOD 1 ONLY: Do Now-Index Cards=Full Name, home # and emergency contact #, e-mail address, five colleges to apply to and #1 choice, strengths in English, areas needing improvement in English

    2.)PERIOD 1 ONLY: Introductions and Syllabus

    3.) ALL CLASSES: Sonnet 1 and initial interpretation (without examining the paraphrase).

  • Introduction of Fall Semester--Identity and Self-Exploration: A Shakespearean Study

  • Professional Resume will be due on Monday, September 11th. See sample resumes as templates.
  • Tuesday, September 5 1.)Do Now: Index Cards=Full Name, home # and emergency contact #, e-mail address, five colleges to apply to and #1 choice, strengths in English, areas needing improvement in English

    2.) Introductions and Syllabus

  • Introduction of Fall Semester--Identity and Self-Exploration: A Shakespearean Study

  • Professional Resume will be due on Monday, September 11th.