Today I gave you the UPDATED rubric for the grammar review project. Please make sure that the one that you are using says “REVISED” in big letters across the front.
We finished Romeo and Juliet, and then students had time to work on their two big projects. Please remember that we have a critical reading test over Romeo and Juliet on Monday.
And I’m showing Star Wars for extra credit on Friday afternoon! I hope you can come! 🙂
Today we continued reviewing simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. We also viewed Act 4 of R&J!
We took a review quiz over parts of speech. If you missed it, please come make it up on Friday.
Homework was to finish reading these notes and completing the practice exercises (if you didn’t do so during class time). SentenceTypesSimpleCompoundComplexCompoundComplex – student version
Today we started Romeo and Juliet! Here are the sections we looked at:
Romeo and Juliet Annotation and Questions – Act 1 Scene i
Romeo and Juliet Annotation and Questions – Prologue
We then contrasted two of the different film interpretations of these sections.
No homework! 🙂
Happy Monday! 🙂
After you are done with your vocabulary quiz, please use the PPT below for instructions on how to write your own Shakespearean sonnet (due on Wednesday).
How to Write a Sonnet
Also, an important notice: on Thursday, April 14, the nurse will be coming to our classes to check for scoliosis. Please wear a loose-fitting shirt (you may wear a tank underneath if you would like). The exam will take place behind a screen.
Today we introduced the life and world of Shakespeare! Here was the PowerPoint we used:
Students were supposed to take notes – I’m grading on thoroughness and organization.
I also passed out the Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Lists. We’ll have a quiz over the first one on Monday.
We went to the library to check out free-choice books today – please bring yours tomorrow and Wednesday!