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Posted: November 29, 2010

STudents read Act IV Scene I today in Romeo and Juliet. REminder of the second creative extensions project due tomorrow, November 30th. Also, Remembrance Day Contest submissions must be passed in tomorrow.

Posted: November 25, 2010

Reminder to students that their second creative extension project is due Tuesday, November 30.

Posted: November 25, 2010


Mon, Nov 29/10 8:00 pm
Reminder:   Creative Extension Project #2 is due November 30.

Posted: November 25, 2010

Read Act III Scenes IV and V Homework: Written ReflectionBy now you will have begun to develop some strong reactions to the characters you have met in the play so far.  Respond to ONE of the following statements in 1/2 page and use quotes from the play for support: 1. The character I would most like to meet is...because...2. What puzzles me the most about Romeo and Juliet's love         scenes is...3. My initial impression of Friar Lawrence is...4. What I enjoyed/disliked about Scene...was...5. My impression of...has changed the most because of...

Posted: November 23, 2010

Students worked on a crossword activity for Act III Scenes I and II focusing on the events and literary terms, then read Act III Scene III.

Posted: November 22, 2010

 Read Act III Scene II  Students worked on an activity where they had to fill in the blanks for Juliet's soliloquy and answer 4 questions.  I have attached this document.  This activity is to be completed for homework, we will discuss it tomorrow.
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Posted: November 17, 2010

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Posted: November 17, 2010

Reminder that the first Creative Extensions project is due tomorrow.  Students read Act III Scene I in Romeo and Juliet. 

Posted: November 16, 2010

New literary terms discussed today: 1.  Allusion:  a brief reference to a person, an abstract concept, or an important object is directly addressed 2.  Analogy: shows the relationships between pairs of  words/ideas 3.  Alliteration:  words begin with the same sound 4.  Monologue:  a speech to a character who is presumed to be present. 5.  Oxymoron:  contradictory terms appear side by side. 6.  Dramatic irony:  when the audience knows something the characters don't know 7.  Situational Irony:    when the opposite of what is expected happens 8.  Verbal Irony:  sarcasm

Posted: November 15, 2010

A reminder to students that the first creative extension project is due Thursday, November 18th.  Today we concluded act II of Romeo and Juliet with students hilighting important quotes and answering questions in groups.