Welcome to English IV!

ShakespeareThis page is your home for information on what we cover each day in this course. You will find a listing of notes and assignments covered each day with links to any notes, handouts, and resources that I make available for you to download.

Please always check with your Learning Buddy for any missed notes, and be sure to see me at SMART Lunch for any make-up work. Refer to your Class Policy sheet for specific requirements.

English IV Class Policies

 

Daily Class Notes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations: # 11-15 (Quiz on List 56 tomorrow)

bullet Film snippet: Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth in her sleepwalking scene

bullet Macbeth "Tomorrow" speech analysis for tone and literary devices

bullet Finish play--focus on irony and character development

Homework

1. Complete all questions/notes for today's reading (5.5 - end). All due tomorrow.

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading. Completed motif chart due tomorrow.

3. Study for Vocab. Quiz 56

Friday, December 12, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Comparative analysis of Banquo's Ghost scene (3.5) in film

bullet Reading, questions, and motif charts: 3.4-4.1

bullet Trevor Nunn's RSC production of Macbeth in its entirety, starring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench

Homework

1. Complete questions/notes for today's reading (through 4.1).

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list! Due Tuesday!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz # 55

bullet Vocab. List # 56 out

bullet Motif chart and question checks

bullet Reading and analysis: 3.4

Homework

1. Complete questions/notes for today's reading.

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations # 11-15 (List 55)

bullet Teams: discuss motif notes from charts and create a preliminary thesis about the significance of your motif at this point in the play.

bullet Reading, questions, and analysis: 3.2-3

bullet Study Guide: Acts 3-5

Homework

1. Complete questions/notes for today's reading.

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations # 6-10 (List 55)

bullet Reading and analysis questions: 2.3-4; 3.1

bullet Teams: motif charts

Homework

1. Complete questions/notes for today's reading.

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations # 1-5 (List 55)

bullet Rhythm & Scansion Quiz

bullet Macbeth Reading and Questions: 2.3-4

Homework

1. Complete questions/notes for today's reading (2.3-4).

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Review and apply Scansion to Shakespeare

bullet Check Act 2 questions

bullet Notes: Irony

bullet Reading and Questions: 2.3

Homework

Quiz on Rhythm and Scansion: Monday

Vocab. presentations #1-5 on Monday; #6-10, Tuesday; #11-15, Wednesday

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz #54

bullet Review: Rhythm and Scansion

bullet Macbeth's Marching Orders

bullet Act 2 review questions

bullet FLEX: team vocab. presentations

Homework

Finish questions for Act 2.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations #11-15

bullet Notes on Rhythm and Scansion

bullet Macbeth's Marching Orders

Homework

1. Study for Vocab. Quiz #54.

2. Study rhythm and scansion notes.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations #6-10

bullet Macbeth Reading Quiz: 1.1 - 1.6

bullet Reading and notes 1.7-2.2:

  • Husbands and wives
  • Fathers and sons
  • Foul and filthy murther

bullet Plot and Motif analysis

Homework

1. Complete scene summaries for today's reading (1.7-2.2).

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations #1-5

bullet Team motif check

bullet Reading and scene summaries for 1.5 - 1.7

bullet Focal points:

  • The Nurturing Kind (or Which Witch?) (1.5)
  • Appearances v. Reality: the flower and the serpent (1.5)
  • Gender Roles and Marriage: Who's driving this train, anyway?! (1.5)
  • Dramatic irony and suspense (1.6)
  • The Mother of the Year award speech (1.7)

All Macbeth handouts are posted for downloading below.

Homework

1. Complete scene summaries for today's reading (1.5-1.7).

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

November 26-28: Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Team Assignments and Names

bullet Teams: fill in motif charts for 1.1-1.2.

All Macbeth handouts are posted for downloading below.

bullet Reading and scene summaries for 1.3 - 1.4

bullet Focal points:

  • Challenging illusion (1.3)
  • Prophecies: must or might? (1.3)
  • Ambition and preparation (1.4)
Homework

1. Complete scene summaries for today's reading (1.3-1.4).

2. Complete motif charts for today's reading.

3. Keep an eye out for your Words and Daggers Top Ten list!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Finish 1.1 scene presentations

bullet Introduction materials for Macbeth

bullet Macbeth Team Assignments

bullet Projects and Instructions

bullet Reading and notes, Act 1

Homework

Fill out summary packet for 1.1 and 1.2.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Finish notes on theater structure

bullet Opening scenes and audience participation

bullet Macbeth scene 1 team performances (we'll finish on Monday)

Homework

Study notes and bring books for Monday!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz #53

bullet Prepare List #54 presentations

bullet Finish notes on Shakespeare's Biography

bullet Introduce Elizabethan Theater

Homework

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Presentations #11-15

bullet Open-note quiz on reading (289-96)

bullet Shakespeare's Bio.

Homework

Study for vocab. test tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet FAFSA presentation with Mrs. Wardlaw, Financial Aid Counselor

bullet Vocabulary presentations: #1-10

bullet Check out this excellent example of Vocabulary Presentation!

Homework

Open-note quiz tomorrow on reading (289-96)!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet 25-Q Review Due

bullet Renaissance background test

Homework

Finish reading and taking notes. (289-296 in text)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz #52

bullet Renaissance History Test Review

Homework

1. Create an original review test (requirements) on Renaissance History and The Great Chain of Being: due Monday.

2. Continue studying for your test!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations #11-15

bullet Vocabulary list #53

bullet Flex Time: partner work on new vocabulary list

bullet Elizabeth and the Arts: focus on writings and influence on theater

Homework

1. Study for vocab. quiz #52.

2. Create an original review test (requirements) on Renaissance History and The Great Chain of Being: due Monday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations #6-10

bullet Continued notes and film clips

Homework

Start preparing for Renaissance background test on Monday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Veterans Day

Remember that America is Home of the Free because of the Brave!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations #1-5

bullet Finish notes on religious and political conflict:

  • Act of Supremacy and the Catholic church (Henry VIII v. Pope)
  • Succession: Edward VI v. Catholics and Mary I, Elizabeth
  • Succession: Mary I v. Edward VI (Lady Jane Grey)/Protestants
  • Succession: Elizabeth v. Catholics
  • Desire for balance and order
Homework

1. Vocab. presentations #6-10 on Wednesday

2. Study for test on historical context for Renaissance literature coming up soon!

Friday, November 7, 2014 (Early Release Day)

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Quiz: The Great Chain of Being

bullet Notes: The Protestant Reformation

Homework

Study notes--test next week!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Partners presentation prep.

bullet Sample vocabulary presentation

bullet Review political climate leading to Renaissance

bullet Notes: Henry VIII and marital chaos

Homework

Major QUIZ tomorrow: The Great Chain of Being!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentation rubric and examples

bullet Complete notes: Great Chain of Being

bullet Precursors setting the stage for Renaissance world view:

  • Divine Right
  • Succession: Plantagenets, Lancasters, Yorks
  • Murder and Mayhem (Chaos!)
  • War of the Roses
  • Desire for balance and order
Homework

Study notes and begin working on vocabulary presentation.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Textbook check

bullet Continue reading and taking notes (208-212)

bullet Vocabulary presentation requirements and partnering

bullet Notes: Great Chain of Being

Homework

Study GCOB notes and finish text notes (208-212).

Monday, November 3, 2014

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Lists #52

bullet Open-Note Quiz: 193-205 in text

bullet Notes: Setting the Stage for the Renaissance

  • Plantagenets and Brotherly Love
  • 100 Years War
  • War of the Roses
Homework