To ace the quiz, you had to take great notes on the Shakespeare Prezi AND the section of the text entitled Shakespeare's Life.
To ace the reading today, you have to show up, participate, and leave with a basic understanding of the plot and characters of the play so far.
Have a great day. I look forward to seeing Moby Dick this afternoon!
Today in class we did the following:
I'll see you then.
Today we read more of the story of Taming of the Shrew, learning that there is a play that will be performed in order to further the rouse that Sly is a great lord. So we have a play within a play.
You ALSO have a homework assignment:
Read the section of your book called "Shakespeare's Life". Take GREAT NOTES because you will be quizzed on the information. (You may even get to look at your notes during the quiz.)
Have a great weekend!! (Go, BEARS!!)
Today we chose characters and began to read the text. So far, we know that a beggar named Christopher Sly broke a barmaid's glass, but refused to pay for it. Still without paying for lodging, he passes out at the inn. Soon, a wealthy lord enters the inn, sees the beggar, and chooses to play a trick on him; he tells his servants to move Sly to a very fancy bed and, when the drunk wakes, to make him think that he is a wealthy lord who only believes he is a beggar because he is ill.
So when does the shrew come in to play? We shall see....
Today we reviewed the information on our man, Shakespeare, and began to take notes on the characters. Yay! This means that tomorrow we can assign parts for the Induction and begin reading.
For character information, click here:
Once you have copied this information into your notes, you probably have questions. Here are some that we asked in class:
Hmm. Tune in tomorrow for the exciting INTRODUCTION to Shakespeare's...
TAMING OF THE SHREW.
Yay!! Yesterday we began taking detailed notes on Shakespeare. We continue today. (See the previous blog for the Prezi link.)
Also, just for fun, we took a look at the Globe Theater and the Hitler House. Look it up on Google images. It's pretty funny. (This is what we do during the last minute of a busy note-taking period on Friday.)
Have a great weekend! (Study for the Grammar Jam on Tuesday.)
Reminder: There will be a Grammar TEST on Tuesday, October 16. In Honors World, we shall call this GRAMMAR JAM.
In other news:
Have a great day!
Today we had the pleasure of sitting quietly and reading. Whew. I know you are all busy playing sports, cleaning your rooms, and chatting with friends via text, so reading time may be limited in your life. I hope this time can give you a love for literacy. As for me, I love delving in to a good book; of course, I would love to add a fireplace and a steaming cup of hot chocolate, but they are harder to find in the school than in my imagination.
(Mmmmm. I'm just thinking about fire and chocolate....)
But I digress.
You also have a homework assignment due on Wednesday for "The Bet" by Anton Chekov. If you weren't here yesterday, we read it out loud from our short story packets. The HOMEWORK is to choose vocabulary words again, but this time from "The Bet".
(Think of me whilst I painstakingly create NYS required Student Learning Objective spreadsheets. Ughhh. It is a good thing that I love you students so much, otherwise I might go find a different job with more pay and fewer hoops to jump through.)
**Don't forget to check out Mygradebook.com! (mcoller6) Your writing assignment grades have been added. Keep in mind that I graded for WORD CHOICE and, as always, for spelling.
Have a great weekend!!
Today we made a wonderful discovery - Grammar Girl!! Woot! (Yes, I wrote the word woot. I used it as an interjection.)
In class, officially, we learned about phrases and modifiers, as per the awesome Prezi in the Grammar section of this website.
Have a great day. Make sure you know this information in case we have a QUIZ soon.