I hope that each of you had a truly fantastic and amazing weekend!!! This week, we will begin focusing on learning about Shakespeare, as well as begin reading his last and most whimsical play: The Tempest. Shakespeare is not always the easiest to understand or get use to; however, I will be providing you a plethora of resources to assist you in your journey. Please make sure that you are attending class regularly! Shakespeare is difficult enough in class; however, trying to read him on your own can be a bit overwhelming. Remember, I am here to assist you always!! Let us make these next few weeks spectacular!!!
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Monday: (Quarter 1 ends! Grades are due!!) Turn in Gothic Journals, write spooky stories, and present spooky stories. Objectives: Today’s class will focus around using the skills gained during students Gothic Journal writing experience to create a short stories and poems which they will deliver in class. Outcomes: By the end of class, all Gothic Journals will be turned in. Homework: None! Enjoy your Halloween!!!
Tuesday: No Class!! (Happy Halloween!!)
Wednesday: (I will not be here today; please be nice to the sub!!) Literary terms project. Objectives: Today, students will begin and complete their literary terms project. They will research each term, define each term, then give an example of each term. Outcomes: By the end of class, all students will have finished their literary terms packet, as well as be able to use each term correctly. Homework: None.
Thursday: Vocabulary, Anticipation Guide-Poll-Everywhere, Discuss Shakespeare's Early Beginning, and Begin Watching In Search of Shakespeare. Objective: Today, students will focus on discussing Shakespeare from his earliest beginnings, as well as why we still read him today. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be more aware of Shakespeare’s influence on literature as well as society. Homework: Non
Friday: Vocabulary review, Drama Terms, Background Information in Informational Text, Wonder Cabinets and Masques, Begin Reading Act 1 of The Tempest, Comparing Characters Exercise, and Drama Journals. Objective: Today students will continue learning about Shakespeare as they learn about drama, and begin reading The Tempest. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should be familiar with the basic plot structure, narrative, and characters of The Tempest. Homework: Study drama terms.