Archive | May, 2017

Central Idea; Hamlet

12 May

9th Grade: Central Idea Due at the End of Class on Kidblog!

Here’s the question:

Your Task: Closely read the text provided and write a well-developed, text based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify the central idea of the author and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) advances this idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.

Here’s the template we have discussed: Task 3 Common core

Try using one of our Rhetorical Strategies (ethos, logos, pathos) as your literary device.


12th Grade: Hamlet Essay Due at the End of Class on Kidblog!

  • Is Hamlet a virtuous, righteous, justified character? Give examples and lines from the text to support your answer. What does he do right? What does he do wrong? Take a position and argue it. Do not say he is a little bit of both!

You essay should have an intro, 3 bodies, and a conclusion. Be sure to address all sides of the question.

Here’s the full text of Hamlet

Rhetorical Strategies; Hamlet Essay

11 May

9th Grade: Today we will take some notes on rhetorical strategies.

Next we will begin writing the Central Idea paper about the Fidget Spinner article.

Here’s the question:

Your Task: Closely read the text provided and write a well-developed, text based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify the central idea of the author and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) advances this idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.

Here’s the template we have discussed: Task 3 Common core

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12th Grade: Today we will be working on our Hamlet Essay:

  • Is Hamlet a virtuous, righteous, justified character? Give examples and lines from the text to support your answer. What does he do right? What does he do wrong? Take a position and argue it. Do not say he is a little bit of both!

You essay should have an intro, 3 bodies, and a conclusion. We will type it up tomorrow in the lab A206. Today we will discuss how to organize the paper and find textual evidence to support our position.

 

Fidget Spinners; To Be or Not To Be

10 May

9th Grade: Read this article and answer the following questions:

  1. The word “antidote” most likely means:

Gift, distraction, cure, or problem

  1. According to the article, scientists’ feelings towards the spinners are:

Overjoyed, skeptical, enthusiastic, angry

  1. Using evidence from the text, explain how Parent Miriam Gwynne feels her daughter has been helped from the spinners.
  2. Using evidence from the text, explain how teachers feel about the spinners.
  3. Using evidence from the article, explain whether fidget spinners are truly helping students.
  4. What types of students are found to benefit from the spinners the most?

 

12th Grade: We will be looking at Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be” soliloquy

 

Group Presentations Continue

9 May

Today we will continue the group presentations.

9th Grade: Tomorrow I will check the the Romeo and Juliet Post Film Questions handout from a week ago.

12th Grade: I will check the Hamlet essay tomorrow.

  • Is Hamlet a virtuous, righteous, justified character? Give examples and lines from the text to support your answer. What does he do right? What does he do wrong? Take a position and argue it. Do not say he is a little bit of both!

Shakespeare Group Presentations Begin

8 May

Today we will start the group presentations.

9th Grade: During Presentations I will check your vocabulary, as well as the Romeo and Juliet handout from a week ago.

12th Grade: I will check the Hamlet essay during presentations.

Hamlet Essay and Vocabulary

5 May

Period 4:

Work on this essay in your notebook.

Instructions:

  • Is Hamlet a virtuous, righteous, justified character? Give examples and lines from the text to support your answer. What does he do right? What does he do wrong? Take a position and argue it. Do not say he is a little bit of both!
  • I will check it Monday.
  • Reminder: Presentations start Monday!

Periods 3, 7, 8:

Work on vocabulary.

Instructions:

  • In your notebook, write the definition and a sentence for the following words.

Provisional, venue, anarchy, lucid, assess, complacent, eloquent, profound, miser, adversary, jocular, precarious, impartial, indifferent.

  • I will check it Monday.
  • Reminder: Presentations start Monday!

Continue Group Projects in Lab

2 May

Today we will continue work on our group projects in room A206.

Group Project Handouts

9th Grade: Romeo and Juliet Group Project

12th Grade: Hamlet Group Project

Today you should meet with your group, create a shared Google Slides, and decide who will be doing what in your group.

Some helpful resources:

On Sparknotes, there is a version of the entire play with the original Elizabethan text next to a modern translation.  Hamlet       Romeo and Juliet

Information about the plays:

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com

http://www.folger.edu

http://www.shakespeare-online.com

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk (mostly for Group 1)

Start Shakespeare Group Projects

1 May

Today we will begin our group projects.

Here are the handouts with all of the instructions:

9th Grade: Romeo and Juliet Group Project

12th Grade: Hamlet Group Project

Today you should meet with your group, create a shared Google Slides, and decide who will be doing what in your group.

Some helpful resources:

On Sparknotes, there is a version of the entire play with the original Elizabethan text next to a modern translation.  Hamlet       Romeo and Juliet

Information about the plays:

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com

http://www.folger.edu

http://www.shakespeare-online.com

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk (mostly for Group 1)