Wednesday, October 20, 2010

English 11-2, Notes from Wednesday, 20 Oct

We had our first Macbeth lesson today.  We read Act 1, scenes 1-2 (I, i-ii) and copied the following synopsis from the board.  Note how a synopsis is more than just a summary.

"The play opens with the three witches on a heath.  The dark imagery and spooky charms (spells) set the mood (the feeling that the audience gets).  We don't meet Macbeth, but his name is mentioned."

* paradox - the witches seem to speak in paradoxes
   example: "when the battle's lost and won."

Next class, we will read I, iii and work on some of Shakespeare's language tricks.

English 11-1 Wednesday, Oct 20 assignment

1.  Complete the "Contractions" worksheet from the Macbeth student handouts I gave you.
2.  Add five other contractions from any scene in the play.  Ensure you include a line citation.
     ex.   I, iii, 22:  se'nnights = seven nights

3.  Read Act 1, scene iii for homework.  If you get stuck, use the "No Fear Shakespeare" link found on the blog.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Socials 11 Homework from Tuesday, 19 October

1.  If you failed to do your blog entry from last class, write a 125 word paragraph in response to the same blog prompt - the paragraph is your ticket into class on Thursday.  If you are unable to do your homework, you'll have to finish it on Thursday before you come in.  If you did the blog, ignore this item.

2.  Please read the text from pg. 20 - pg. 27.

3.  Complete worksheet Exercise #1 as much as possible WITHOUT Googling to find answers.  It's okay if some boxes are left empty.

4.  We will do Exercise #2 in class together.

5.  Please complete Exercise #3 before Thursday's class.

En 10 Assignment from Tuesday, 19 Oct

For homework, please finish the application exercise from page 46 of the exercise book.

Monday, October 18, 2010

English 10 Run-ons Notes: 18 Oct 2010

Today we talked about how sentences NAME and then TELL MORE.  We can add a part in front of the parts that name and tell more in order to indicate the part that tells:


If we do, separate the new part with a comma:

Example:  On Saturday, MY DOG ran home.