We read more of the Induction and talked about the play in class. Your letters from last week should be revised and you will receive a new grade.
Homework: Read up to Act 1 (about 6 pages) and revise your letters for a new grade!
We talked about our ancestors, death, and a lot of other happy things in class today. We read the introduction and Induction to "The Taming of the Shrew." Remember, we are influenced by our ancestors. Connect it to Shakespeare. His words are influencing us through his plays and this is why literature is awesome! Shakespeare wanted us to think with comedy and drama.
"The Taming of the Shrew" is full of jokes! Yay! As readers, let's judge the play and support our opinions.
Today, we looked at 2 of Shakespeare sonnets and noticed his format and various ways of twisting his ideas to give it a new meaning.
Today we watched a few videos and you all took notes on the video's content. There will be a quiz on the videos on Monday. As we move into "The Taming of the Shrew," keep in mind the gender roles of "The First Seven Years" and make connections. More importantly, enjoy this Shakespeare comedy!
It was also great to meet some of your parents during Open House Thursday night!
Have a great weekend,
You all took your vocab quizzes, so I hope you did AWESOME! If I see great marks, we'll definitely try playing the Vocabulary Relay.
We discussed the character in "The First Seven Years." Keep your character triangles in your notes for future reference. We did not get to spend too much time on gender roles, but think about it as we move into Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."
Keep being a great class!
Today, we began reading "The First Seven Years," which can be accessed on this website under the ELA 10 Honors section, then go to short stories! You all received a worksheet that goes along with the short story that should be finished tonight.
Be sure to keep a record of your Bellringers in your binder because I will check them on a future date.
Reminder, vocabulary quiz tomorrow! There will be matching, fill in the blank, and writing in a complete sentence.
Have a wonderful night!
Today we looked up the definitions for the following words:
Have a great day!!
-Mr. Francisco and Mrs. Coller
After a QUICK trip to the auditorium for photographs, we listened to a 9/11 speech and answered multiple choice questions. As you know, taking good notes will help you do well on this assignment. (We talked about this Thursday.)
Remember that your POWERFUL WORD paper AND the title of an Outside Reading Book, your choice, is due on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Today we looked at the Regents Exam for ELA11, which you will take next year. Click here to locate all past Regents exams. Tomorrow, you will be RUNNING down to the auditorium to get your QUICK picture taken before we practice the listening portion of the Regents. (By the way - this exercise will also help you with NOTETAKING SKILLS, not just Regents scores. Hmm - a life skill, not just test score.)
Today we took a little trip down to the PC computer lab to do the following:
1. Peruse and bookmark the following websites: *Purdue OWL (for the most updated MLA formatting)
*CollerOnline (for daily info and printouts)
*GoogleDocs (for storing documents - as long as you have internet access)
2. Choose Outside Reading Book (Due Monday)
3. Analyze Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman" for:
A. Text to Self relationship
B. Text to Society relationship
C. Text to Text relationship
Have a great night!