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Here are the three handouts you need to be successful this week! The first poem we will be discussing is “Stopping By Woods…” by Robert Frost. We will also be looking at the short story “A&P” by John Updike and trying to answer the question: What comment does the author, through the protagonist, make about society?

Here are the handouts from Friday!

We discussed “Introduction to Poetry” today as well as expectations for tomorrow. Our first long-term creative assignment was given as well! Neat. The handout is available below. The due date for both tasks is Friday, 1/18/18.

Remember we are not in Rm. 8219 tomorrow but Rm. 8105. Please go there and promptly find a computer and log in!

These are the two handouts given out today. The first is Using TPCASST which acts as a guide for reading and analyzing poetry. The second, Introduction to Poetry, features a poem to be annotated by TPCASST and quick analysis questions which are due Thursday, 1/10/19.

Today we read Watcher at The Gates and the assigned homework for tomorrow is to Write a letter to your Watcher. The letter need only be a page at most and is required for your final essay in May.

Here you will find a template for your Macbeth essay. Just change the name in the header and in the top left-hand corner. Make sure you replace the “X” and put your correct hour. Remember, this template has been created with the proper formatting already built-in!

General Class Template (Word)

General Class Template (Google) (Please download a copy of the Google document then edit as you see fit.)

 

Turn in your final essay to turnitin.com by 11:59pm tonight!

Here is the handout to assist you to prepare for your timed writing: Paragraph Prep

Here are two sites to help understand Macbeth:

https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

https://www.shmoop.com/macbeth/

 

Good Luck!

Looking for some help with your College Application Essay? Below you will find links to trusted sites that can really speed up your search!

College Depot: For Scholarships

College Depot: For FAFSA information

Common Application: A Common application used by many out-of-state colleges and universities (yes, you can use these prompts!)

Monday and Tuesday we went over elements of Shakespeare to get ready for Macbeth! Students used stations to do activities to better learn about Will’s words, themes, and favorite insults. Below you will find links to the videos and handouts we used in case you missed class.

Introducing Shakespeare Handout: introducingshakespeare

Station 1 Handout: station1words

Station 2 Video: https://youtu.be/I5lsuyUNu_4

Station 3 Handout: station3insults

Station 4 Handout: station4lines

Station 5 Video: https://youtu.be/clG8ha2D26g

Here is the complete PowerPoint for today’s presentation. While not a replacement for my in-class lecture (what is?), it does hit all the important points to understand Courtly Love and Chivalry.

Important vocabulary to note Ahoy!:

  1. Chivalry
  2. Courtly Love
  3. Lord/Lady
  4. Vassals
  5. Fief