There won’t be an after school extra credit movie this week, but you can watch one at home for the same amount of credit. Here is the viewing guide (Nosferatu Viewing Guide), and below is the movie:
In class, we are doing a short multiple choice exercise over a poem (“La Belle Dame Sans Merci”), so if you were absent, please come make it up Friday during lunch.
Homework for tonight is Chapter 4 of Dracula (Dracula Reading Guide – Chapter 4).
Today we read Chapter 3 together in class and answered most of your questions (Dracula Reading Guide – Chapter 3) — please finish whatever you didn’t get a chance to complete at home and turn it in tomorrow!
On these days in class, we took a break from our usual routines and spent some time looking at the 1931 version of Dracula — we analyzed how the director used lighting, special effects, framing, and costumes in storytelling, and we also considered how the actors used the different tools available to them to craft a convincing performance.
If you weren’t with us, no worries — this isn’t something that you have to have to move forward next week.
No homework. I hope that you all are able to get some rest over this long weekend and enjoy some time with your friends and family.
Today in class, we:
- took your Dracula List 1 vocabulary quiz.
- looked at a brief section from the 1931 Universal version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi — we considered how the director chose to depart from the novel, and what effect those choices had on the narrative, as well as how film as medium differs from text in the options available for storytelling.
- talked about how Dracula as a character has been depicted in the almost 100 years of cinematic portrayal and compared that to the text.
- began RG 2 (Dracula Reading Guide – Chapter 2), which is due tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will also be going over List 2, so please make sure to bring your blue books!
Happy Monday! Please remember that I am out at jury duty today, and you should be working on your essays in Google classroom. Please make sure that you hit the “submit” button before your class period ends today.
Remember that your Dracula Chapter 1 reading guide is due tomorrow and that you also have a quiz over the first list of vocabulary words.
On Friday, we started reading/listening to Dracula. Your first reading guide (Dracula Reading Guide – Chapter 1) will be due on Tuesday.
If you were absent today in class, please come by either this Friday or next to make up some quick multiple choice questions over a short article.
We also went over this schema guide for the novel (Dracula Schema Guide). No homework for tonight, but please try to bring your Dracula book (if you have it) for tomorrow.
Today in class we began the essay that you will write on Monday — please see Google Classroom for more information about that assignment. We also discussed Dracula Vocabulary List 1 — since I will be at jury duty on Monday, you will take that quiz on Tuesday (words from The Black Count will not be on it).
Please make sure that you have finished listening to the podcast for class tomorrow!