Thursday, February 28, 2019

You all are making me sick!!! Literally. Stop!!! I can't miss a day. It's not fishing season!

Objective:  The students will read and analyze the completion of Act IV.

Note:  Today (in anticipation of many of you being sick tomorrow) we will read two scenes and you will complete the rest of the questions.  Tomorrow while you are at the doctor's office, I will assign your first assignment.  You will only have one day to complete it.  For points.  NO MAKE UPS!

1.  Act IV ii and iii notes and reading.

Get well!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

AP Test Sign Ups...

Objective:  The students will read Act IV scene i.

1.  AP Test sign ups.  You have until March 5.  That's next Tuesday!

Here is the link again:

Right now here is where we stand:  
Teacher # Students
Mr. Gregg Sjoerdsma 20
Mr. Gil Herrera 34
Mr. Rodney Warren 14 I am losing!!! :(   If you want to take it and think that you can pass but you can't afford it, see me.  I will pay.

2.  Notes
3.  Read Act IV i

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Good Morning Seniors!

Objective:  Students will read and analyze the last scene of Act III.

1.  Allusion Notes:  The Four Humours

2.  Notes Act III iv

3.  Read

4.  Complete scene study questions.

BUY:  The Catcher in the Rye

Monday, February 25, 2019

Let's have a relaxing day and read a little Othello.

Objective:  The students will complete Act III iii.

1.  Get your books.

2.  Remember where we left off...  Emelia found Desdemona's hanky (the wedding sheets symbol) and is going to give it to Honest Iago so that he can make a replica.

3.  Read the rest of the scene and complete the scene questions.

4.  Register for (I accidentally deleted some names)
Have a great day!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Othello.... so gullible!

Objective:  The students will read more of Act III.

1.  Get books and Act III Questions.

2.  Notes Act III iii

3.  Read

Complete Questions.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Act III Remember, this is the play's turning point...

Objective:  The students will read Act III Scenes 1-2.

1.  Get books.

2.  Notes

3.  Read Act III 1-2

4.  Act II Translation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act II.

1.  Get books.

2.  Notes

3.  Read and analyze Act II Scenes 2 and 3.

Buy Catcher in the Rye.  We start it in two weeks.  If you can't buy it at this time, see me.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

That was a niice weekend! Good wrestling season Arianna.

Objective:  The students will read and analyze Act II Scene 1 of Othello.

1.  Get you text book.  And your graded essays.  They are not in the grade book yet.  I need to call your names and you need to tell me the score so I can put points in.  You can rewrite for one AP point higher if you make improvements.

If you have not written it, you have to do it NOW! 

2.  Act II Scene 1 Notes

3.  Act  II Scene 1 Reading

4.  Get Act II Questions (there are two sheets that you need to staple.  Answer Scene 1 Questions.

Note:  If you didn't complete Act I soliloquy, you need to today.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Act I Translation

Objective:  The students will complete a translation of Iago's first soliloquy.

1.  Complete a line by line translation of Iago's soliloquy from Act 1.

Have a nice weekend.  I will have your essays on Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Zounds" I didn't know that!!!

Objective:  The students will complete reading and analysis of Act I Othello.

1.  Biblical Allusion Notes

2.  Notes

3.  Act I Scene 3 completion.

See you tomorrow???

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Objective:  The students will discuss and read Act I Scene 3 (only 1/2).

1.  Biblical Allusion Notes:  Exodus 3:14

2.  Act I Scene 3 Notes

3.  Read

4.  Work on Questions

Note:  When we are finished with Othello, we will read The Catcher in the Rye.  You will need to own it and close read it.  Start planning now.  Buy it or borrow it (and tell the person you will be writing in it).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Start Othello today.

Objective:  The students will read and analyze Act I Scenes 1-2 of Othello.

1.  Get your textbook from the back.

2.  Get the Othello Cover Sheet and Act I Questions.

3.  Act I Scene 1 Notes.

4.  Read Act I Scene 1

Repeat above for Act I Scene 2

Friday, February 08, 2019

Today is a great day... Friday!

Objective:  Students will write a great AP Q1 Essay.

1.  Grade your MC Practice for 10 points.

2.  AP Q1 Essay.  A great, kinda sad poem.  Pretty easy prompt.  Be sure to read the prompt and write about what it tells you to.

Have a great weekend!!  I appreciate you all! 

MC answers:  1. B   2. B   3. C    4. D     5. B    6. D    7. A   8. C     9. E   10. A   11. E   12. B    13. C

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Good Morning My Awesome Seniors!

Objective:  The students will discuss the elements of tragedy and how they will be applied to the study of Othello next week.

1.  Tragedy Notes and Othello Intro (this will be the first part of the Othello packet).

2.  Drama MC Practice:  This one is HARD!!!  I really had to think and I still missed 2.

a)  Do it by yourself.
b)  Discuss in a group
c)  Define the following terms
     rhetorical function
     Paradoxical Inversion

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

I love Wednesdays! Except the meetings that I have to go to afterward!

Objective:  The students will discuss Mind the Gap and then complete a poem practice.

1.  Mind the Gap PP Discussion

2.  Complete and turn in Drama Packet 1.  Staple all parts IN ORDER!

3.  The Frog poem practice.

Tomorrow we discuss Drama and Othello to begin next week.  Essay Friday.  I will look for a Drama selection to write about.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Last drama before Othello

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a realistic play and its meaning.

1.  Read Mind the Gap in Perrine's.  It's longer (11 pages) so get busy.  Complete the questions 1-7.

2.  Get the Drama Packet 1 reading to turn in tomorrow.  It will have 3 outlines, two plays, and one lit terms.  100 points.

Monday, February 04, 2019

Special Guest Speaker...

Objective:  The students will continue discussing Theater of the Absurd then move to a realistic drama.

1.  Special Guest:  Ms. Talley to speak on Absurdist Drama.

2.  Chapter 3 Outline due tomorrow

3.  Read and analyze "Mind the Gap" Due Wednesday.  Drama Packet 1 due Wednesday.

Extra Credit Opportunity:  50 points.  Margaret Atwood will be speaking.

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Did you know that RACECAR spelled backward is... Blew my mind this morning!

Objective:  The students will complete reading and analysis of the Theater of the Absurd play.

1.  Complete reading The Sandbox

2.  Answer analysis questions in the book 1-9.

Enjoy the Super Bowl!  I may be "sick" Monday depending on the outcome!🏈🏈🏈