Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vocab Quiz

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Wrap up discussion of language in Othello
  • Looking at Iago's final words
Homework:
  • Make sure you have finished Act 5 and the reading questions for tomorrow

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Language in Othello II

Agenda:

  • Grade Reports
  • Finish discussion of journal questions
  • Apply to specific scene
Homework:
  • Paragraph on section from class:
    • Consider how language is used in this section
    • Is Iago appealing to the audience here?  How?  Where does he make the best connections?
  • Read Act 5
  • Answer questions
  • Revisions of poems due Friday

Monday, March 28, 2016

Language in Othello

Agenda:

  • Vocab quiz
  • "Language in Othello" Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhHBQRJUcQ
  • Journal Questions:
    • How is language a tool of villainy?
    • What about language makes it ready-made for Iago's actions?
    • Can words be counted on to convey a fixed meaning?
    • What (if anything) changes meaning?

Homework:
  • Read Act 4 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Allegorical v. Psychological continued

Agenda:

  • Plan and act out scenes
  • Discussion
Homework:
  • Read Act 3 for tomorrow (we might not use much of it until Monday, but please get this completed)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Motives in Othello

Agenda:

  • Allegorical v. psychological evil
  • Close analysis of selections of act 2 + assignment of a side
  • Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1HoEfPN-i0
  • Journal: What do you think Iago is?  Base you answer on your reading of Othello thus far as well as the video we viewed in class.  Please refer to specific details within Othello

Homework:
  • Read Act 3 Friday

Monday, March 21, 2016

Othello Act 1 Review

Agenda:

  • Complete Act 1 discussion questions
Homework:
  • Make sure poems are completed for tomorrow
  • Read Act 2 and answer questions for tomorrow

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Othello's Epithets

Agenda:
  • Defining epithets
  • Epithets we use Journal
    • What affect do epithets have?  On us?  On others?
  • Finding Othello's epithets in Act 1 (Where?  Who said them?  What is their motivation?)
    • How do you think that the epithets affect characterization?  Might affect how the plot moves forward?
    • Fill in the Google chart

Homework:
  • Read Act 2 for Monday
  • Finish the chart with info from your section
    • You will need to add rows!!
  • Poems due Tuesday

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Introduction to Shakespeare

Shakespeare documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4insS1MmGnA


Spontaneous Overflows

Agenda:

  • Comparing Ekphrastic Responses to The Fall of Icarus
  • Workshop Romantic Poems
Homework:
  • Romantic poems due 3/21

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ekphrasis Comparisons

Agenda:

  • Brughel's Icarus painting
  • Comparison of Williams and Auden poems
Homework:
  • Continue to work on Frankenstein project

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Romantics: Keats

Agenda:

  • Practice Wordsworth poem
  • Keats notes
  • "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Homework:
  • First set of journals due 3/14
  • Finish reading and marking up Keats poem

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blake

Agenda:

  • Review Blake BG
  • "Lamb" and "Tyger" Analysis
Homework:
  • Complete an analysis for 2 of the companion poems

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wordsworth Continued

Agenda:

  • Wordsworth review packet
Homework:
  • Start working on Frankenstein assignment -- Part I journals due March 14th 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wordsworth

Agenda:

  • Discussion of "Frost at Midnight"
  • BG notes on Wordsworth
  • Reading packet and notes
Homework:
  • Complete Wordsworth packet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Introduction to Romantics

Agenda:

  • Powerpoint notes on Romantics
  • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" reading
Homework:
  • Read "Frost at Midnight" and mark up where you see Romantic conventions