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Posted: April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Today in English 9, we completed to the end of Act 3, Scene 2.  Way to go, Bassanio!  Stinks to be you, Antonio!  The questions are to be completed for homework.  In our English 121 class, you handed in your essays, then presented some key pre-reading elements for our novel.  Don't forget that your reflection is due tomorrow.

Posted: April 20, 2010

Hello there!  Today in English 9 we completed Act 3, Scene 1.  The questions are due for homework.  In English 121, you had the class to work on the essay that is due Thursday.  You also have a reflection due on Friday, and you will be completing a little pre-novel research tomorrow in class, to be presented to your peers on Thursday.

Posted: April 19, 2010

Today in English 9, we completed all of Act 2, then watched the Prince of Arragon mis-choose his casket.  Tomorrow, we'll have a little SSR, then read Act 3, Scene 1.  On Wednesday, you'll be writing the second installment of the OCA.  In English 121, you chose your essay topic, and were given a little time to begin your paper.  You will also have tomorrow, as the paper is due on Thursday.  Remember to include all of your planning and notes, as well.  On Wednesday, you'll do a little novel intro work.

Posted: April 16, 2010

Good day!  Today in English 9, we enjoyed a little SSR, then completed to the end of Act 2, Scene 7 in The Merchant of Venice.  We now know that the "key" to winning Portia's fair hand is not in the gold casket, thanks to the Prince of Morocco.  Scene 7 questions should be completed for Monday.  In our English 121 class, we completed the Thirty Minute Thriller, then discussed the essay assignment that will be due next Thursday. 

Posted: April 15, 2010

In English 9, we covered scenes 4 - 6, and watched the section of the film version with the Prince of Morocco.  In our English 121 class, we completed viewing the movie, discussed a few themes, and you handed in your parodied soliloquies.  Tomorrow, you have a reflection due, and we'll examine the next research essay you'll be completing.

Posted: April 13, 2010

In English 9, on this fine, sunny day, we reviewed the Act 1, Scene 3 questions together, then read Act 2, Scene 3 (that Prince of Morocco is AWESOME!!).  For tomorrow, please complete the two questions assigned.  For the students of English 121, we created a class rubric for the SOLILOQUY (I've attached that assignment) you'll be completing for Thursday, then watched to almost the end of the movie.  I promise, we'll finish it tomorrow...

Posted: April 12, 2010

Today in English 9, we reviewed our Act 1, Scene 2 questions, then read Scene 3...where we were introduced to Shylock and his very bizarre "bond" with Antonio!  Act 3 questions are due for tomorrow.  During English 121, we watched most of Act IV of Hamlet.  We'll finish tomorrow, note some key scenes, then determine what shall NEXT be done....

Posted: April 8, 2010

In English 9, we shared our quatrains (well done!), then read Act 1, Scene 2 and completed the corresponding questions.  We'll complete Scene 3 on Monday...and find out the deal that Antonio and Bassanio make with Shylock (insert ominous music here).  English 121, you handed in your scientific method assignments, then we attended a TNB production.  If you haven't already handed in your reflection, please e-mail it tomorrow.  Thanks!

Posted: April 7, 2010

Good day, mine students!  In English 9, we reviewed your answers from Act 1, Scene 1, then learned all about the mystical, magical sonnets of our main man, Billy Shakespeare.  For homework, you must write YOUR OWN quatrain, using iambic pentameter and the ABAB rhyme scheme.  For example:   I know that you can write just like Shakespeare, His sonnets are a show of his great smarts. Your rhyme and rhythm should be very clear, Then celebrate with a fine game of darts.  (you don't know how bad I wanted to use "farts" there!!) English 121, I'm sorry that this very short week has been so hectic for you.  Today, we worked with some Shakespearean insults (we'll continue that when we're in class again).  For tomorrow, please complete your Scientific Method assignment, and e-mail your reflection to me by 1:30 pm on Friday.  Oh, we'll also get to watch TNB perform a mash-up of some of your Shakespeare faves tomorrow!  Great timing!

Posted: April 6, 2010

Hello there!  Today in English 9, we reviewed what we've covered in Act 1, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice, added to our character pages, and identified blank verse and iambic pentameter!  What a genius you are, Billy Shakespeare! For homework, please complete the Act 1, Scene 1 questions.   In English 121, you were assigned the task of applying the scientific method to your predictions in what will happen at the end of Hamlet.  Those reports are due on Thursday, as are your reflections.