To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Friday, January 23, 2015

For you, this Friday:

Block B: Movie vs. Book - which is better? The debate continues... In the meantime - we have a group project to get up and running! I've not assigned the project as homework - you will have the next week to start work on your script, write-up and rehearsals for the big show. Use your time wisely and well. Homework this weekend is the good copy of your Johnny obituary. Make sure you have your good copy (with hand-drawn picture) rough draft and blue criteria sheet for Monday.

Block C: You're done! YES!! All Tempest essays are complete and handed in. Provincial exam practice starts on Monday.

Block D: Bonus work day on Monday for your Macbeth performances. We present on Tuesday!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Think about Thursday:

Block B: Hope you are enjoying the movie version of the book! We'll finish the rest tomorrow. Make sure that you have all of the required worksheets to hand in tomorrow for ELO 4. I would like to see your text codes, settings, plot line, conflicts and character wanted posters.

Block C: Essay writing day #1 is done - last day to write tomorrow!

Block D: Work continues on your final performance project. Due date is now on Tuesday! Use the extra time to add in the awesome!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!

Block B: Today in class we peer edited each others obituaries. The good copy with your hand drawn picture of Johnny is due on Monday. We finished reading the book in class today! I'm so glad that you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you! For Friday, please complete your text-codes, settings, conflicts, character wanted posters and plot line.

Block C: Hopefully you were able to plan out your essay today as you will start the writing process tomorrow in class. Good luck!

Block D: Please finish the Act 5 review page and hand it in tomorrow. I will be giving you another block to prepare your act interpretation presentation tomorrow - very excited for your performances on Monday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Talk about Tuesday!

Block B: The rough draft of your obituary for Johnny is due tomorrow - in addition to reading and text-coding chapter 11 of The Outsiders.

Block C: The good copy of your act poem is due tomorrow - good copy must have all devices labeled and clearly indicate which act you are focusing on. We will continue preparing for your Tempest essay tomorrow. Consider the big picture. What are you focusing on - what is your universal truth?

Block D: No homework tonight :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Metaphorical Monday:

Block B: Today we got started on an ELO 4 assignment; writing the obituary of Johnny Cade from Ponyboy's perspective. The planning sheet needed to be done in class and almost everyone got that checked off. Homework tonight is to read chapter 10 and complete your text-codes.

Block C: The good copy of your Act poem is due on Wednesday - make sure all devices are clearly labeled.

Block D: We're almost done Act 5 - we'll finish the play and the movie tomorrow! No homework tonight.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Theatrical Thursday:

Block B: Today we read chapter together and completed our group responses. Homework tonight is to complete the reading of chapter 7 and the text-codes for both chapters 6 and 7 if not done in class.

Block C: If you didn't finish the web on the masque during Act 4 - please do so tonight. It looks like this:



Block D: Today in class we read Act 4 scenes 1 and 2. We'll finish up the rest of the Act together tomorrow - no homework tonight!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!

Block B: Thank you for your hard work on understanding symbolism today! After we went over some examples together - you started working on your symbolism and couplets poem. The choice was yours to work alone or with a partner. The pink rough draft and a good copy (typed or in pen) is due tomorrow.

Block C: A very busy class today! After completing a quiz on Act 3 - we worked on the unraveling a quote assignment. You chose one of 4 quotes, completed a close reading and then an analysis that will give you an indication of how in depth your reading of the play has been up to this point.

Block D: We finished up the reading for Act 3 today - skipping scene 5 - and spent the rest of the block working on Macbeth's changing attitude towards death. Please complete your investigation and the Act 3 review sheet in preparation for the quiz tomorrow.