Today we read Act 2.2 together and analyzed the changing characterization of Romeo and Juliet as their young "love" develops. We also watched the 1968 film to evaluate 2.2 and 2.3. It was lovely.
You have some extra credit opportunities coming up on Wednesday the 22nd. You can earn this extra credit for either participating in, or attending, the poetry slam.
For Extra Credit:
Participation: Attend the poetry slam and write a review of your favorite poem.
Writing: Write and perform a poem.
What: Poetry Slam
When: Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: The Spartan Gym at SHS
Who: All Skyline students may attend and participate
Why: To build public speaking skills, writing skills, and raise money for the Class of 2020’s senior prom
How: For students who wish to simply attend and watch, the admission fee is $3 at the door. Participating students get in for free. Participating students must be pre-approved and have their name on the set list in order to get into the event for free.
Participation Requirements: Students who wish to participate must email their final poem to Junior Class Council at email@example.com to be approved. Poems must be a minimum of 10 lines.
Today we read Act 2, Scene 1 as a class and analyzed ideas about love as expressed by Mercutio and Benvolio. We also started to read Act 2, Scene 2 (the balcony scene).
You have no homework tonight beyond your World History Rough Draft.
Today we took a quiz on Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet. It was great.
Then we watched Act 1 of the 1996 interpretation of the play. Your homework is to complete a t-chart of the film and novel as demonstrated below. This is due tomorrow.
Today we read Act 1, Scenes 4 and 5! It was great.
You probably have a quiz on act 1 tomorrow.
On Friday we completed a re-write of Act 1, Scene 1, which was due to TurnItIn.com today. Instructions for this assignment are linked in the Romeo and Juliet PowerPoint.
Today we spent the period working with Act 1.2 and 1.3. It was a blast full of awkward conversations and discussions about marriage.
You have no homework tonight!
Today we talked about love, marriage, and iambic pentameter. It was thrilling.
Please review your reading roles in preparation for class each day!
Here is a reading calendar as well.
Today we talked about love, argued about marriage, and evaluated some of the major themes in Romeo and Juliet. It was weird.
Your homework is to complete the "In Defense of Romeo and Juliet" article on Actively Learn.
Today we took a unit quiz. It was thrilling.
Your epic hero analysis is due on Tuesday.
Here is the video for Monday:
Today we talked about the Epic Hero Arjuna and the Bhagavad Gita. We walked through the plot, debated Arjuna's dilemma, and had some great conversation about the color blue in Hindu art.
Your homework is:
1. Study for your quiz tomorrow (study guide posted yesterday)
2. Epic Hero Analysis (Due Monday):
What hero (from any culture or any text) is the most epic of all time?
Components of Analysis: