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Posted: November 10, 2010


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Posted: November 10, 2010

In class today we discussed creative project options for Romeo and Juliet.  I have attached the creative extensions assignment sheet for reference.  The first creative extensions project is due Thursday, November 18.  All instructions are included on the assignment sheet. 
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Posted: November 3, 2010

In class today, we viewed two different movie clips of the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.  The students were asked to pay attention to the differences in props, music, set, costumes, lines spoken, and other notable differences.  Then students were asked to answer the following questions:  On a separate piece of looseleaf, answer the following question in a half page response:  How are the two film versions similar and different? Which film version best exemplifies the balcony scene, and why?   

Posted: October 29, 2010

The students have an assignment due on Tuesday, November 2 focusing on vocabulary, literary terms, and questions from Act I.  The assignments is attached.
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Posted: October 25, 2010

Romeo and Juliet Link

I have added the link to No Fear Shakespeare for Romeo and Juliet.  Remember to visit this website if you are having difficulty understanding the play or if you miss a class. 

Posted: October 25, 2010

Please remember to complete your text gap sheet on Act I Scene IV and Scene V for class tomorrow. 

Posted: October 19, 2010

A Review of Iambic Pentameter Choose a line from Act 1 Scene 1 that is written in iambic pentameter.  Be sure to count out the beats to ensure that there are five iambs.  Rewrite it in your writer's notebook indicating where the unstressed and stressed syllables are, just like the example below. a GLOOM'ing PEACE' this MORN'ing WITH' it BRINGS'.

Posted: October 18, 2010

Today we began reading Act 1 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet.  For homework please define the following vocabulary words:  partisan, adversary, and transgression.  Also, outline the main events that occurred in Act 1 Scene 1. 

Posted: October 16, 2010

Please have the 4 questions answered for discussion in class on Monday.  Remember, I will be doing a homework check.   What information have we discovered about the play? -How does Shakespeare use dramatic irony in the prologue?-Why do you think Shakespeare told the whole story from the start?-What does "star-crossed lovers" mean?-What is fate?   **The questions can be answered by reading the Introduction and Prologue.***

Posted: October 4, 2010

Please remember to pick up some sticky notes to have while reading Romeo and Juliet.   We   will be using the sticky notes to mark important parts as we read the play.