We will finish reading Act II today and complete the work we started on our Love documents by adding quotations from Act I and Act II and completing work on our sonnets. We will also read a poem by Maya Angelou, a favorite poet who passed away yesterday
Today we will read Act II scene ii and you will all do an activity where you pick out images from the scene (metaphors, similies, personification, hyperbole etc) and doodle literal translations of them. This will require you to do some reading on your own, to review your terms and to look at how much figurative language Shakespeare used to describe love. We will then watch the rest of Act I and Act II
We will go over the answers to the questions that you worked on yesterday and you will be given some more time to collect research for your love file. We will continue to work on our sonnets and then we will move on and read the rest of Act I.
I'm not at school today but you will be looking at film representations of the first scene of Romeo and Juliet and make comparisons. Then you will answer some questions about love and start to do some research about the nature of love.
Today we are working choreographing the fight scene and then reading the first scene of Romeo and Juliet.
Today we are building our swords and working on sword play...Fun beginning to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Yay!! Today is the first day of reading for Romeo and Juliet. To begin class, we will be doing a quick quiz on the material from last week on Shakespeare, the Elizabethans and the Globe theater. I have put up a new word list on www.bigiqkids.com for Scene I of Romeo and Juliet. We will then be reading the Prologue of the play. We are also going to try our hand at writing a sonnet. All in all a busy day of writing and reading.
Today we will finish the film and discuss the notes that people took. We will award the five points to the team that comes us with the most historical errors and then, if there is time, you will write your introduction to Shakespeare quiz.
Our Gambit today will be on the information we learned yesterday about Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theater. This is in preparation for a quiz that you will have tomorrow.
We will finish our discussion about the Elizabethans and the Globe theater and then we will watch the movie "Shakespeare In Love". You will be taking notes about how the film depicts: "the Elizabethans", "The Globe Theater" and "William Shakespeare". In our teams we will have a little competition about accuracy. The film makes a couple of historical errors. Your task as a group is to spot the historical errors...Where did the film makers go wrong? An example (doesn't really happen in the film)...we know that the Globe did not have lights so if the film showed the plays being performed at night while torches lit the stage, you would know that this isn't historically accurate. Happy Hunting!!