I hope that each of you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. This week, we will continue to look at Shakespeare, how he has shaped our language, as well as begin reading The Tempest. Just a reminder, please make sure that if you are not in class, that you are contacting me to get your missing work. Also, my tutorials are on Monday A lunch and Thursday B lunch. If you are falling behind, I will assign you to hot lunch tutorials. It is expected that you take it upon yourself to come see me, as needed, to ensure your success. Please remember that this is an honors level course.
Also, I have begun reading your Gothic Journals and I must say that I am truly impressed and amazed at all your hard work!!!
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Who is Shakespeare?
What is the difference between verse and prose?
How has Shakespeare shape language as we know it?
How can we learn from the past to impact the future?
Monday: Students survey on benchmark data, vocabulary, finish Shakespearean Sonnets, and Begin reading The Tempest. (We did not get to begin it on Friday.) Objectives: Today’s class will focus on continuing students understanding Shakespeare’s impact on language, as well as begin reading The Tempest. Students will also give their feedback on what they have learned so far in the class. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have identified which areas they need more assistance in, as well as begin reading The Tempest. Homework: None.
Tuesday: Vocabulary Review, verse and prose Info, acting it out: verse and prose practice, continue Reading The Tempest, and see a few clips from the movie. Objectives: Today’s class will focus on understanding the difference between verse and prose, as well as when they are used and for what purpose. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to clearly identify verse and prose when reading Shakespeare. They will also be able to understand the effect it is having on the material. Homework: None.
Wednesday: Pronunciation and Rhythm, continue reading The Tempest, finding and acting out punctuation, assigned Groups and lines, and drama Journals. Objectives: Today’s class will focus on how to read Shakespeare. Specifically, it will focus on how to pronounce as well as enunciate words for emphasis. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to more effectively read, pronounce, and place emphasis on Shakespeare’s language. This ultimately will assist in how students understand the material. Homework: Study for vocabulary quiz tomorrow.
Thursday: Creating a monster: Caliban vs. Ferdinand, group rehearsals, and continue reading The Tempest. Objectives: Today’s class will focus on students getting assigned their group lines, as well as looking at how to memorize, interrupt, and deliver them. Students will also be juxtaposing two characters through different artistic mediums. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to more effectively memorizing, interrupt, and deliver lines from Shakespeare. Students will also use their literary analysis skills to create an artistic juxtaposition of multiple characters from the play The Tempest. Homework: Continue memorizing and practice delivering your assigned lines.
Friday: No Class (Veterans Day Observed) Thank you to all our military service members!!!