Monthly Archives: April 2016

Thursday, April 28

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! 🙂

Wednesday, April 27

Lots of stuff today!

  1. We’re having a close-reading exam over Romeo and Juliet on Monday. It will have passages that we have read in class and passages that we have viewed from the film. The questions will be multiple-choice critical reading.
  2. Students will work on a Shakespearean monologue project for a major grade. You will deliver your monologue on Thursday, May 5. Here is the rubric: Shakespearean Monologue Project
  3. Students will also work on a grammar review project to prepare for their final exam. It will be worth a major grade, and it’s due on Monday, May 16. Here is the rubric: Grammar Foldable Rubric (*****NOTE – I changed this electronic version slightly. I will give you a revised rubric tomorrow.) If you need some resource for working on this, I would recommend…
    1. The Purdue Online Writing Lab
    2. Chomp-Chomp
  4. We also reviewed appositives, gerunds, participles, infinitives, and prepositional phrases.

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.

Thursday, April 7

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.