Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lessons for April 30 - May 4, 2012

Reminder:  All research projects are due by May 14th.  NO LATE PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  I don't mind guiding you as you prepare your final work, but you must come to tutoring with all of the notes, sources, and materials needed to work on your project

Monday- Students will review the vocabulary for Act I and study The Prologue for Romeo & Juliet.

Tuesday - Students will pick up their close reading study guide and begin reading/acting Act I, scene i.

Wednesday - Friday - Students will continue reading and responding to Act I of Romeo & Juliet.  Studens will complete the close reading study guide as the week progresses.  Pop quizzes may be administered any day to insure that students are working through the study guide and comprehending the reading and discussion.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Classes for April 23 - 27, 2012

We are playing it by ear this week because of the chaotic scheduling.  The following is what we have been able to insure:


Monday -
Only 4, 5, 6, and 7 meet.  Complete Shakespeare background notes.  Define words for Act I if time allows.

Tuesday -
Shakespearean Tribute Day!

Wednesday -
Complete notes in classes not yet finished and view Shakespeare in the Classroom

Thursday -
Only 4, 1, 2, 3 meet.  Define vocabulary for Act I and review for Friday's test.

Friday -
Test over drama and Shakespeare's background notes.

Students should be working on their research projects.  Final copies are due May 14th
--no late work will be accepted.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lessons for April 16 - 20, 2012

***Remember: Students have had no homework these last few weeks because all students are supposed to be working on their research projects. Do not procrastinate!

Monday & Tuesday -
Students will complete oral presentations for their research project.

Wednesday -
If needed, students will complete oral presentations. Students will then begin reviewing background information for Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Thursday & Friday -
We will complete the introduction to Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Assignments for April 9 - 13, 2012

Monday -Tuesday -
Students will be completing in-class research (using note and source cards).

Wednesday -
Students will submit note and source cards for grading and begin a rough sketch of their research products.

Thursday - Students will complete their rough sketches of their products and begin preparing their outlines.

Friday - Students will prepare the works cited page for their products using their prepared source cards.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Assignments for April 2 - 6, 2012


  • Index cards are needed no later than Wednesday, April 4th.

  • Students may come into the classroom to work with research sources before and after school (except on Monday morning when I have hall duty).

  • Though there is no formal homework assigned each evening, students should be working on their research project nightly. Students will have time to review sources during some class periods, but there will not be sufficient time to conduct all research in class.

  • Don't forget the tribute to Shakespearean England on April 23rd!
Monday - The class will finish its introduction to plagiarism.

Tuesday - Students will discuss how to avoid plagiarism and be introduced to the note- and source-card system.

Wednesday - Students will complete their overview of the note- and source-card system. Students should have a research occupation selected by today.

Thursday - Students will work with sources to begin researching their research topic.

Friday - No school today.