Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Othello: What's in a Name?

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Intro Ppt on Elizabethan Writing and Othello
-Journal: What names do we call others?  What motivates such name calling?
-Activity: Find all of the names that Othello is called in Act 1 (no fewer than 5)

Name he is called ||| Who calls him it ||| What the motivation behind it is

Homework:
-Presentations due tomorrow
-Vocab quiz tomorrow
-Read Act 2 for Monday and continue to add on to the name chart

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Elizabethan Era Research

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Overview of Presentation Rubric
-Time to work on presentations

Homework:
-Read Othello Act 1 for tomorrow
-Elizabethan Presentation (Thur)
-Vocab Quiz (Thur)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Essay I Review Wrap-Up

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Practice Grading
-Compare with the sample graders

Homework:
-Edit Essay for Wednesday (aim for a 9-level essay)
-Be prepared to work on presentations tomorrow
-Vocab quiz will be on Thursday

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Intro to Essay Q1

Agenda:
-Intro to Section 2
-Sample Section 2.1 Question
-How to parse the prompt
-Noticings in the two poems
-Outline

HW:
-Take half an hour to hand write your own answer to the sample 2.1 prompt

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MC Workday II

Agenda:
-Continue working on MC

Homework:
-MC corrections due after break
-"Ozymandias" SPOTTTS due tomorrow

AP MC Review (late)

Agenda:
-Vocab Quiz
-Returning of AP MC
-AP MC Corrections

Homework:
-Continue work on AP MC (Due after break)
-"Ozymandias" SPOTTTS due Wed

Friday, February 7, 2014

Modern Sonnets

Agenda:
-Vocab update
-Questions about sonnet assignment
-Modern sonnet stations + journal

Homework:
-Vocab quiz Monday
-Finish sonnet stations for Monday
-"Ozymandias" SPOTTTS due Wednesday

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shakespearean Sonnets Concluded

Agenda:
-Discussion of Sonnet 138
-Discussion of Shakespeare's Legacy
-Sonnet Hunt

Homework:
-Continue your sonnet hunt

  • Create a Google Doc
  • Find one example each of a Petrarchan, Spenserian, and Shakespearian Sonnet
  • Explain how each fits the format that it falls into
  • Make sure that your doc has your name on it and is shared with me

Monday, February 3, 2014

Petrarchan Conventions + Carry-Over into the English Sonnet

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Review of conventions of Petrarch
-Journal: Why are the ideas of lost love and overwrought emotions still common motifs in popular culture?

Homework:
-Read Spenser's "Sonnet 15" and answer blog questions
-Meter quiz and journal (see earlier blog post)